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Greensboro will host World Irish Dancing Championships

April 9, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city is finishing preparations to host a worldwide competition for Irish dancing starting this weekend.

The 2019 World Irish Dancing Championships take place from April 14 through 21 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

The Greensboro News & Record reports the North Carolina city won the right to host the championship over Orlando, Florida, and Birmingham, England. The newspaper reported that this will be only the third time the event has happened in the U.S. over its 49-year history.

The event is expected to attract 5,000 male and female dancers from more than 27 countries. The competition includes solo, folk dancing, figure choreography and dance drama.

Henri Fourier of the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau said the city is pleased to host the international event.

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