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Lichfield schoolgirl celebrates after winning regional Irish dancing championship

A Lichfield schoolgirl is celebrating after being crowned regional Irish dancing champion.

Heidi Hawkes with her teachers Fiona, Siobhan and Annie Kidd

Heidi Hawkes with her teachers Fiona, Siobhan and Annie Kidd

Heidi Hawkes, 9, won the 2017 Midlands Oireachtas under 9 championship in Coventry.

Heidi Hawkes dancing at the 2017 Midlands Oireachtas competition

Heidi Hawkes dancing at the 2017 Midlands Oireachtas competition

The St Joseph’s Primary School youngster took top marks from all five judges to secure her first ever regional title.

And there was double success too as Heidi – who dances for the Birmingham-based Kidd School – was part of the under 10 ceili team who followed up their triumph at the Great Britain Irish Dancing Championships with another win.

Mum Emma said: “She was over the moon to win the regionals and her hard work and dedication to her dancing is really paying off.”

Heidi was one of four Kidd School champions across the various age groups at the event, with Imogen Bailey winning the under 5 category, while Katie Coates and Alannah Kinsella took the under 17 and under 20 crowns respectively.

“It was great to see the success for all of the Kidd School girls over the weekend,” Emma said. “They all support each other so it was lovely to see them all there cheering each other on and achieving some great results across all of the age groups.

“Heidi was really excited to dance in the Parade of Champions too alongside some of her friends, so it was the perfect end to a great weekend for her.”

Click below to see the Parade of Champions below:

Midlands Regional Qualifiers Parade of Champions 2017

Here's the Midlands Qualifiers Parade of Champions 2017! Enjoy!All action shots are available here: https://goo.gl/zdfTqs

Posted by Feis.photos on Sunday, 26 November 2017

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