Dancing into the big time

NINE year old Walsh Island girl Siobhan Phelan has danced her way through to the semi-finals of Sky 1's "Got to Dance."

NINE year old Walsh Island girl Siobhan Phelan has danced her way through to the semi-finals of Sky 1's "Got to Dance."

Siobhan made a big impact with her performance and her Mum, Sinead wasn't far behind. Siobhan wanted to impress Kimberly but her Mum had her eye on Adam.

Siobhan donates every dance prize she wins to a range of charities, including The Shoebox Appeal in Africa, Chernobyl and Haiti.

If she won the GTD prize money she says she would definitely donate some of it to charity.

"That was outstanding, absolutely outstanding, it was precise, complicated, you had a spring in your little legs and you're only 8. It was an amazingly well performed piece," said Judge Adam of her performance.

"That was incredible, honestly as an Irish dancer you held your body stiff as a board but you just floated across that stage," said Kimberley while Ashley said " All I can say is was amazing well done, as well as being sweet and delicate it was full of energy and precision."

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. Siobhan will appear on the semi-final on Sky 1 on Sunday, February 6.