Offaly dancer set for TV fame

A Walsh Island girl will be coming into living rooms across Ireland and Britain in two weeks time as part of a SKY 1 reality dance competition.

A Walsh Island girl will be coming into living rooms across Ireland and Britain in two weeks time as part of a SKY 1 reality dance competition.

Got to Dance contestant Siobhan Phelan dreams of waltzing the stage with Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley, as she battles it out to win the 250,000 cash prize.

The adorable 'Damsha Dreams' star from Coolagarry, Walsh Island, has only been dancing for two years and has already danced her way to being crowned winner of the under 10 All Ireland, European and Internationals dance competitions.

Eight year old Siobhan donates every prize she wins through dancing to a range of charities including The Shoebox Appeal in Africa, Chernobyl and Haiti. She donates to charity as her mother Sinead always says "they may not be rich with money, but they are as a family in many ways".

If Siobhan is crowned the 2011 Got to Dance winner she wishes to donate an amount of her cash prize to charity, offer some to her parents and treat her family to a holiday in Disneyland, Florida.

After receiving amazing comments from all three judges, Siobhan confesses her favorite Got to Dance judge is Adam Garcia "because he is funny" and admits mum Sinead has a soft spot for him too. However she was also keen to impress Kimberley because she is normally "very strict" and receiving good comments from her has meant alot to Siobhan.

A determined and passionate dancer, Siobhan travels from her home in Walsh Island to her dance lessons in Dublin four times a week. Practicing eleven hours a week, her parents hope to build an extension to their home for her to practice in, and "are so proud and happy" as to how far she has come.

After receiving tickets to see Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance for her communion, Siobhan's dream is to become a dancing legend in her own right.

Watch Siobhan on Sky 1 on Sunday January 23.