Local 12-year-old World Champion!
Paulton Rovers manager, John Rendell witnessed his 12-year-old daughter Rosie crowned World Irish Dancing Champion on Saturday, 23rd in the City of Moers near Düsseldorf in Germany.
Rosie started Irish dancing at the age of seven with Stapleton Irish Dance, then progressed on with Stuart’s Irish Dance in Bristol. It’s here where she started winning tournaments and progressing up through the ranks.
In 2020 Rosie was entered into the British Competition (held in Tewksbury) and came a very respectable third, this position then entered Rosie into the Worlds Competition in 2021 which was (sadly) ran via zoom platform (Covid). Unbelievably, Rosie won and became U12 world champion!
In 2022 Rosie finished third in the British Championship’s which then brought her to World Championship's in Germany.
A proud dad said: “At the World's, Rosie's age group was cut by 50% following the first day and three dances in front of judges from all around the world, which thankfully she survived and as a family we were incredibly delighted she made the cut as the competition was so fierce.
“It was good to see Rosie and her colleagues from her dance school all supporting each other as they were progressing through their various rounds.
“Following recall, Rosie and ten other dancers then had to perform their own individual dance a performance crucial in front of the judges.
“Unbelievably, Rosie won first place winning the tournament and becoming 2022 U13 World Champion.
“As a family we couldn’t be any more proud of Rosie, who is so determined training 4/5 times a week and thoroughly deserves the success.
“She has an incredible determination to be the best she can, and trains hard on a regular basis, so I think it’s why we were so pleased Rosie was able to give such a strong performance during the course of the weekend.”
Who knows Riverdance, Lord of the Dance one day? Go Rosie Rendell! Tony Walsh
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