Three lucky Swords dancers won the chance of a lifetime when they were selected to dance beside Justin Beiber last week. Leah McNamara(12), Shane Bosson(12) and Abi Doolan O’Dwyer(10), all from local dance studio ‘House Of Swag,’ got on stage in front a crowd of thousands of revellers and danced their routine with Beiber.
The children from Swords were selected out of thousands of entries to an online dance competition, to join Beiber on stage. House of Swag had sent the children’s videos in about a month ago, after explaining to the children that the school probably wouldn’t get chosen again, considering that just last November, four different dance students, all also trained by House of Swag, were chosen to dance with Bieber.
Speaking to the County Leader, choreographer Nelly Kelly from House of Swag explained, “last Saturday we got the e-mail explaining that the children had been chosen, we were over the moon, no words could explain the feeling we felt as dance teachers.” She went on to say, “the three children are super talented dancers, they are all champion dancers with their crew ‘NASTY 2.0’ who are undefeated in Ireland at the moment! They have also qualified to represent Ireland in the world street dance championships this August.
The three of them are great friends and so hard working and dedicated to their dancing.” She went on to explain the events leading up to the concert, “The following day our dance studio went to train with Justin Bieber’s main dancers and choreographer. It was a great opportunity for the school as we got to bring along more of the children who had auditioned and we were able to surprise those who did with tickets to the concert to cheer on their pals.” “The kids travelled to the concert in a limo and got to see some of the tour being rehearsed by the dancers. We all got VIP passes and we were able to watch the whole concert from the pit. The children danced amazingly on stage and all got to talk to Justin and got High 5’s and Hugs, he was great with them. Afterwards they got surrounded by Bieber fans wanting pictures and to talk to them, They loved it!”