Ciara's Danceblast 2018

Once upon a time, a million years ago, my grandfather described a professional as 'someone in a suit who comes from far away.' He was joking, of course, but if ever a sentence summarised our attitude to skill on our own doorstep that was it! I fall victim to it myself every so often and then something like Ciara's Danceblast's annual performance rolls around and I'm floored all over again. The energy, talent and commitment of these dancers ranging from the preschoolers to leaving cert aged students is just phenomenal. I personally enjoy working with this group, they're all such lovely people, but I've never had to answer the question 'Oh, can you not touch the back of your head with your fee