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Eireal artistry: Claddagh dancers get their Irish up

Rhistyn Burke performs an "over-and-down" leap at the Claddagh School of Irish Dance in San Luis Obispo. The Claddagh Dance Company is preparing for a few upcoming performances including one in Pismo Beach and then in a few weeks they will be competing in the World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
Photo by Nick Lucero  03-12-10
Rhistyn Burke performs an "over-and-down" leap at the Claddagh School of Irish Dance in San Luis Obispo. The Claddagh Dance Company is preparing for a few upcoming performances including one in Pismo Beach and then in a few weeks they will be competing in the World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Nick Lucero 03-12-10 Tribune

Irish dancers at the Claddagh School of Irish Dance in San Luis Obispo are preparing for a performance Sunday in Pismo Beach.

The Claddagh Dance Company, with eight studios in California and one in Utah, took two world titles at the World Irish Dancing Championships last year and is heading to Glasgow, Scotland, in a few weeks to compete again, said RaChelle Burke, owner of the San Luis Obispo studio.

The dancers have planned an evening of Irish dining, music and dance at the Pismo Beach Veterans Memorial Building, 780 Bello St., at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $25; to purchase or for more information contact Burke at rachelle@claddaghdance.com or at 490-9209. For details on the studio, visit www.claddaghslo.com.

— Cynthia Lambert

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