Hannah Sharkey, a 15-year-old dancer from the Kerry School of Music Dance Academy, Tralee, Ireland has been awarded one of the available scholarships from the TDFUK Silver Sponsor, MIME Solutions Ltd.
She started ballet dancing when she was 4 years old and then started modern/contemporary dance and then more recently tap dance.
Hannah is looking forward to the Tap Dance Festival UK and to have the opportunity to dance with the Kerry Tap Ensemble in the Showcase.
“I only started tap dance last year. I had seen my mother doing tap dance classes and went along to watch, sometimes joining in. I took to it straight away and really enjoyed it. Just a few months after starting I came second in the 13-15 category in the National Dance Championships in Ireland. In May 2018 I hope to do my Grade 4 tap exam. What I enjoy most about tap is that it’s really fun and more free than ballet”