Irish step dancers compete

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Competitive Irish dancing

Young dancers compete in the 29th All Scotland Irish Dance Championship on Feb. 22 in Glasgow, Scotland.

As many as 2,000 competitors, hailing from as far afield as North America, Russia, Australia and South Africa, are taking part in one of the world’s largest Irish dancing competitions.

Held at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the competition is the last major event for the competitive Irish dancing season until the World Championships, scheduled to take place at the end of March in Boston, Mass.

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Dancers goof off

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Smiles as big as their hair

Young dancers goof off behind the scenes on Feb. 22 inside the Glasdow Royal Concert Hall during the All Scotland Irish Dance Championship.

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