Maggie G - News

Blackpool 2009

In August I took a break to visit my family in Ireland where we had a lovely time celebrating my sister's wedding.

I had a great time in Norway with Janne, it was lovely to be back. It was also lovely to see all those who travelled from Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and Germany, thank you so much for making the journey to see me. The dances I taught were If You Dare, The Thing About You, Celtic Duo, Cards on the Table, I'll Be There and a brand new one, Walk in the Night, which I have choreographed with Gary O'Reilly to the track No Sleep by Vanotek. I look forward to being in Norway again next August.

I had a lovely time with Dee Musk & Jean Webb in Southport during August. Floral Hall is a great venue. It was lovely to see everyone, including Jamie Barnfield, Guillaume Richard and Nikki from Calico. Some photos from the day are on my Facebook.

I am so thrilled to have received the International Choreographer award from the German Living Line Dance Star Awards 2018. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me, I really appreciate it. I'm sorry I couldn't be with you at the event and am sure you all had a fantastic weekend. Also, special thanks to Daniella & Dorte at Living Line Dance, who work so hard.

It was lovely to welcome Geoff & Anne Matthews from Australia to my class again on Monday, photo attached. Geoff & Anne spent time with us when they were last in the UK and it was lovely to see them both again.

A very big thank you to DJ Jimmy for inviting me to his event in Neupetershain, Germany in July. It was an amazing event with two halls, great dances and live music.

It was lovely to see everyone in Germany again, especially Reiner from The Feather Dancers. I taught 8 of my latest dances, which everyone enjoyed.

Special thanks also to DJ Henry, who was also on the event and to Birgit Oelker for all your help and for kindly sending me the photos. All are now on my public Facebook and a selection are in the Photo Gallery.

I hope everyone in the UK is enjoying the fantastic weather, so nice to have a summer, my boys are loving it.

Celtica Show 2018

WOW, what an amazing Celtica 2018 Charity Show! We are so proud to have raised a fantastic amount of money for our special charities. We don't have a final total yet as we are awaiting final figures from the theatre, but we know we have raised at least £7,500!

This year the show was dedicated to a very special friend, Sinead O'Toole, who was also a massive part of Celtica. Sadly we lost Sinead to cancer, we miss her so much. I was overwhelmed at the end of Saturday night's finale when Sinead's sister from America appeared on stage with the most beautiful bouquet of flowers. This was a very emotional time.

Thank you to all the children and adult dancers, who have worked so, so hard. Also my thanks to all the parents for their continued support and to everyone who helped. There are too many helpers to name, but you all know who you are.

I would also like to express my special thanks to Chris Egan from the Irish Post. He always supports our show and takes fabulous photos, which will be featured in the Irish Post newspaper in approx two week's time. Be sure to get your copy! In the meantime, there are a few photos in the Photo Gallery and more on my public Facebooks.

Finally, a very big thank you to every single member of the audience for coming to see us and supporting the show, we really appreciate it. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so sorry I have not been able to post anything during the last couple of weeks, but every spare moment I have been rehearsing with all my Irish dancers for our extravaganza charity show.

I would like to express my special thanks to all the parents - the children have worked so hard at class and in all the rehearsals. Thank you also to all the senior and adult dancers for all their hard work and commitment.

We are so proud to be performing our 8th charity show raising money for very well deserved causes. Every dancer from the academy takes part to showcase their talents on the Belgrade Theatre stage. This show really brings the community together and everyone is welcome.

At the end of June I had a great weekend in Newcastle with Dee Musk, Jamie Barnfield, Rep Ghazali, Ria Vos & Pauline Baycroft celebrating Big Dave's special 60th birthday. It was a special weekend and wonderful to see Dave Baycroft enjoying his birthday surprises, he loved it. Friday night was a Black & White theme for his beloved Newcastle FC and on Saturday evening the theme was Star Trek as he is a massive fan. There are some lovely photos in the Photo Gallery.

For this event, I choreographed a new Intermediate dance to The Thing About You by Chloe Agnew.