Hansville girl is a leading Irish dancer
December 9, 2011 · Updated 3:51 PM
HANSVILLE — Irish stepdancer Bridget McMahon, 10, of Hansville placed third in the Western Regional Irish Dance Championship in Anaheim Nov. 18.
Bridget, one of 82 girls in the western regional competition, will compete next in the world championships in Belfast in April. She plans to compete in the U.S. national championships in Chicago in July.
Bridget is the daughter of Melinda and Jim McMahon and is a fifth-grader at Wolfle Elementary School. She studies at the Comerford School of Irish Dance in Seattle, and has danced since the age of 4.
Bridget’s grandparents were from Ireland, she hopes to follow in the dancing footsteps of her first cousin, Paul Cusick, who was a world champion in 1998.