I began taking Ceili dance classes with my family when I was 9 years old. Upon encouragement from our teacher, I observed an Irish dance class and was hooked. After countless weekends and summer vacations spent taking family road trips to competitions, I worked my way up to the Open Championship level. Eventually, I fulfilled my Irish dancing dream when I competed at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Ireland. My hope in writing this book was to share with my kids as well as with the Irish dance community, the happiness, confidence, and strength I found in Irish dancing.