Youngsters shine in world line dancing

Line dancers Movers and Groovers Newtownbutler

Line dancers Movers and Groovers Newtownbutler

TWO youngsters from the Movers and Groovers Line Dancing Club, Newtownbutler recently left their mark at world level when they finished in 2nd and 5th placings in the World Dance Masters.

For their tutor, Julie Rice, it represented a magnificent achievement, given the girls’ relatively short career in the line dancing field.


Ellie Moran, from Lisnaskea started dancing in May, 2011 and, before the year’s end, she had picked up two firsts at Ulster level.

In April, 2012, she hit the big time, coming third in the All-Irelands, second in the Irish Masters, sixth in the World Dance Masters, and third in the Ulsters.

Then, this year, she came third in the All-Irelands, fifth in the Irish Masters and, finally, second in the World Dance Masters.

Her club mate, Lauryn Lynch, from Newtownbutler, only joined the club in December last year and, in that month, came first in the Ulsters.

Then, this year, she came second in the All Irelands, second in the Europeans, second in the Irish Masters and fifth in the World Dance Masters in August.

Movers and Groovers has 27 members, but tutor, Julie could be doing with more.

The club meets every Monday (6-7pm) in the parish hall in Newtownbutler, and every Tuesday night, 6-7pm in the Millennium Hall, Donagh.


It only restarted for the season and all eyes on the Ulsters in November.

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