A little help for Irish dancers

       The Colorado Springs chapter of McTeggart Irish Dancers of Colorado celebrated the receipt of a matching grant from the Westside Wal-Mart by performing dances in front of the store June 4.
       The dance group, which works out of a studio on West Colorado Avenue, had fund-raised outside Wal-Mart, 707 S. Eighth St., earlier this year to raise $240. The store responded by matching that amount with $240. The effort is part of an ongoing community-support effort by the store, according to Connie Ramaglia, co-coordinator of its community involvement committee.
       McTeggart is the “oldest established Irish dancing school in the United States,” according to Kathryn Martin, a McTeggart volunteer and parent of one of the students. A non-profit organization, McTeggart teaches dancers roughly between the ages of 4 and 18. They perform at public events (such as the local St. Patrick's Day Parade) and for charitable causes. They also perform in competitions, with the ultimate goal of competing at the world championships in Ireland.

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