2022 Global Talent - Other Awards & Titles
IDM HAS SELECTED two dancers to be on our upcoming covers from the GLOBAL TALENT SEARCH winners. One from the Young Stars of Irish Dancing winners and one from the Future Stars of Irish Dance group.
Congratulations to dancer Garet Zagorski from the Kristin Butke School, USA who was named a Young Star of Irish Dancing (Minor U9-U12) in the Global Talent Search. Garet recently won the 2022 World Championships too! He entered the Global Talent Search in 2021 and 2022 and is a two-time winner of the contest along with earning a pile of many prestigious titles and awards over the years. He is a wonderful role model for all dancers and a leader amongst his peers. We can't wait to see Garet grace an upcoming cover of IDM and hear about his Irish Dancing life. One interesting thing about Garet is that he dances for his Mom! What is that like? He also has a younger sister who dances (can't wait to discover if they help each other practice)! He is such an accomplished dancer who will have an incredible amount of information, tips and advice to share with our readers and he will be one of the youngest dancers ever to appear on an IDM cover.
We would also like to congratulate a champion dancer from the Netherlands - Sorcha Hogan of the Kilkenny School for being selected for a future IDM cover! Sorcha was named a future Star of Irish Dance (Junior U13-U15) in the Global Talent Search and really WOW'd the celebrity judging panel with her showmanship and dancing ability. She is a 3 time European Champion and two-time Aisling Award Winner at the CLRG's World Championships. For those who may not know, the Aisling Award is given to the highest placing dancer in each age bracket from a developing country at the World Championships. What is the feis scene like in a developing country? We can't wait to hear from Sorcha and her teacher about the European dance scene and what life is like in the Netherlands. Sorcha's father hails from Ireland so her cover shoot will undoubtedly be there in the coming weeks! NOTE: All other raffle prizes winners will be announced Friday, July 1st - 2022. ALL dancers, musicians, and vocalists place will have a chance to win a raffle prize. Check back on Friday to see if you won something else!
Young Stars of Irish Dancing (these are dancers in the MINOR age bracket - ages 8-12Ella McPeak Lavin Cassidy USAErin Mayo McGough Academy USA Fallon O'Brien Fitzpatrick Academy Madelyn Stucki USA Garet Zagorski & Abby Swearingen, Kristin Butke Irish Dance USA Isaac Vasconcelos Inishfree USA Sophia Teves McKeever School of Irish Dance Brielle McGuire Murray Academy USA Jace Lawrence, Paloma School,
Future Show Stars (dancers in the Junior and Senior Age brackets - ages 13+ Harlow Quinn Houston Academy Canada Maeve Dick Michaela Hinds Canada Sorcha Hogan Kilkenny School of Irish Dance, Netherlands Scarlett Quinn Houston Academy Canada Aine Mahony Burke Connolly Irish Dance USA Maura Doyle Notre Dame / St Mary College Brenda Gant Ardaigh Suas Academy of Irish Dance
BEST MUSIC VIDEO- Submitted by Meaghan MacNeil Instrumental U18 +
Best Costume: Garet Zagorski & Abby Swearingen, Kristin Butke School - Small GroupHaley Pomeroy & Kylie McMahan, Diaga Irish Dance - Small GroupCharlotte Cooper - Small Group Caelan Hodson, Ottowa Irish Dance Company - Sub Minor (ages 4-8) Treble Reel, Modern Music Soft Shoe, Modern Music Hard ShoeCharlotte Waldschmidt - Kristin Butke Irish Dance - Sub Minor (ages 4-8) Modern Music Soft ShoeIsabell Schmieder - Anam Cara School - Minor (ages U9-U12), Adult/Trad Music Heavy ShoeBrenda Gant - Ardaigh Suas Academy - Junior U13-U15, Modern Music Hard ShoeSamantha Ankers, Kristin Butke School, Junior U13-U15, Modern Music Hard ShoeBonnie Booth-Radford, Sub Minor (U4-U8), Trad Music Soft ShoeFallon O'Brien, Minor (U9-U12) - Modern Music Soft ShoeMadelyn Stucki, Minor U9-U12, Modern Music Hard ShoeBrielle Maguire, Murray Academy, Minor U9-U12, Modern Music Hard ShoeFallon O'Brien, Fitzpatrick Academy, Minor U9-U12, Modern Music Hard Shoe Sorcha Hogan, Kilkenny School, Junior U13-U15, Modern Music Hard ShoeAine Mahony Burke Connolly, Junior U13-U15, Modern Music Hard ShoeJessica Friess, Scoil Rince O'Branniaig, Junior U13-U15, Modern Music Hard Shoe
Best Location:Garet Zagorski, Kristin Butke School - Small GroupChristy King, Paloma Performance Troupe - Large GroupHaley Pomeroy, Diaga Irish Dance - Small Group Caelan Hodson, Ottowa Irish Dance Company - Sub Minor (ages 4-8) Treble Reel, Modern Music Soft Shoe, Modern Music Hard Shoe Charlotte Waldschmidt, Kristin Butke Irish Dance - Sub Minor (ages 4-8) Modern Music Soft Shoe Cara Brennan, Heritage Irish Stepdancers, Minor (U9-U12) - Modern Music Soft shoeAva Lavoie, Minor (U9-U12) - Modern Music soft shoe Kathleen Heelen, Kristin Butke Irish Dance, Minor U9-U12, Trad Music Hard ShoeJosephina Muro, Goulding School of Irish Dance, Minor (u9-U12) Trad Music Hard Shoe, Modern Music Soft ShoeEmma Heydet, Thorne Academy, Minor (U9-U12) Modern Music Hard ShoeHaylee Ball, Cornell School of Irish Dance, Minor (U9-U12) Modern Music Hard ShoeMackenzie Freschi, Rohan Murphy Irish Dance, Minor U9-U12, Modern Music Hard ShoeNaomi Rhodeside, Paloma School, Minor U9-U12, Modern Hard ShoeLena Roberts, Connick School, Minor U9-U12, Modern Hard ShoeAlyssa Jamieson, McHale School, Junior U13-15, Trad Music Soft ShoeBrenda Gant, Ardaigh Suas Academy, Junior U13-U15, Trad Music Soft ShoeEvelyn Batarla, Kristin Butke Irish Dance, Junior U13-U15, Treble ReelErin Mayo, McGough Academy, Minor U9-U12, Treble ReelFallon O'Brien, Fitzpatrick Academy, Minor U9-U12, Treble Reel Ella McPeak, Lavin Cassidy School, Minor U9-U12, Modern Hard ShoeJase Lawrence, Paloma School, Minor U9-U12 - Modern Hard ShoeMadelyn Stucki, Minor U9-U12, Modern Hard ShoeSophia Teves, McKeever Schoool, Minor U9-U12, Modern Music Hard ShoeBrielle Maguire, Murray Academy, Minor U9-U12, Modern Music Hard ShoeFallon O'Brien, Fitzpatrick Academy, Minor U9-U12, Modern Music Hard ShoeJulia Smith, Michaela Hinds Academy, Junior (U13-U15)- Treble Reel, Modern Music Hard ShoeHannah Koontzz, McDade Cara, Junior (U13-U15) - Treble ReelSorcha Hogan, Kilkenny School, Junior (U13-U15) - Modern Music Hard ShoeKatie Miskelly, Senior U16+, Modern Music Hard ShoeAisling Mahony, Burke Connolly Academy, Senior U16+, Modern Music Hard Shoe