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Newly Qualified TCRG

14 Jan 2013| Dublin

Miss Amanda Carpenter TCRG

Amanda Carpenter



It was a joy to meet and learn a little more about Amanda Carpenter when we met up with her in Dublin Ireland between the All Ireland and World Championships in 2012.Since meeting on that day I am glad but not suprised to say that she has achieved the two ambitions she mentioned,to be placed in the top fifteen of Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2012 and qualify as an Irish dance teacher.

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Amanda is a member of the dance organisation An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha and dances for The Drake School of Irish Dance out of The Southern Region USA for competitions.Principal of the school is Karl Drake TCRG.Amanda started her dancing career at the age of seven and includes ballet,tap and jazz among the dance styles she studied.However when she saw Riverdance on tv in 1996 she was hooked on Irish dancing.

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Competition wise Amanda is very accomplished and some of her results include ,1st place Southern Region Oireachtas Championship 2011, 4th place North American Nationals 2012, 5th place All Scotlands 2010, 11th place All Irelands 2012, and 14th place World Championships 2012 .

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(picture above shows Amanda placed third at The Marie Walsh Feis Dublin 2012 . First place went to Claire Greaney who went on to be placed second at the World Championships 2012)

The Drake School and Amanda are very active and sought after for all types of shows and functions.At sixteen years of age she danced on the " Emerald Isle" and "Celtic Celebrations" shows at the huge theme park Silver Dollar City in Branson Missouri.

In 2012 The Drake Irish Dancers were sponsored by the Irish Embassy to dance in Beijing China  at the Forbidden City Concert Hall with their show "Irish Connections". Amanda had the pleasure of dancing on the same stage as The Hong Kong Orchestra and the renowned uilleann piper Davy Spillane.

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(Amanda with her mother Anne Herndon in Belfast 2012)

On a personal note Amanda is twenty three years old and comes from Atlanta Georgia in the southern United States.

She studied Business Management at the University of Georgia.Her brother Justin plays the saxafone and studied Music at Georgia State University.

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