Maia Doherty (@Maiadoherty_
) is an accomplished dances for @mcconomyirishdance
school in Derry. She dances u9 and she is my very talented #danceroftheday
On her accomplishments:
Her mom, Tara, was able to give me to scoop! "She is currently the Ulster, British Nationals & #AllScotland
Champion!" Says Tara.
What she's currently working on:
"Maia is training hard for #NANS
How she got into Irish dancing:
"Maia had no choice when it came to dancing!" Laughs her mom. "I teach #dancing
, so I was at class every day and at a #Feis
almost every weekend. So Maia came with me from a very young age. She used to try on her big sister's heavy shoes and play with her sister, Ella's trophies and sashes. Maia has always been very flexible so she loves stretching every day. She is a natural. She loves feising and meeting her dance friends every weekend."
On competition nerves:
"Before Maia dances she gets very quiet. She says she’s not nervous but I think maybe she is a little bit. She’s like a little fairy onstage!" Says her mom, Tara. "Maia's dream is to become a World champion like me. I won many years ago. She wants to be on that box as high up as possible. She’s such a hard worker but you can tell when she’s #dancing
that she absolutely loves it. Her big smile says it all!"
On the benefits of dancing:
"Dancing has given Maia the most amazing confidence for someone of her age. She is so happy in her little body. She loves herself and her ability to dance. Dancing makes her smile. Dancing makes her so happy."
Advice for dancers:
"Always listen to your teachers, try your very best & always stay positive."
#fairy #celtic #celticgirl #reel #irishdancer #worldchampion #theroadtoworlds #instadancing
#alwaysdancing #dancerslife #dancersofinstagram
#dance #saturday #lynneajigs