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April 28, 2013 at 9:00 PM

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Irish dancers dazzle at Emerald City Feis


ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Sundi Yousko, left, applies lipstick on her daughter Spenser Yousko, 12, before competing in the 11th annual Emerald City Feis, an Irish dancing competition, at The Seattle Center Sunday, April 28, 2013. Sundi Yousko, of San Diego, Calif., said the participants have strong camaraderie, and the dancing combines athleticism and grace.

ERIKA SCHULTZ/ THE SEATTLE TIMES

Dancers compete during the 11th annual Emerald City Feis, an Irish dancing competition, at The Seattle Center Sunday, April 28, 2013. Hundreds of children, teens and adults-- mostly from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho-- participated in the two-day event.

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Dancers prepare to compete in the Rainier Room of the Seattle Center during the 11th annual Emerald City Feis, an Irish dancing competition, Sunday, April 28, 2013. Hundreds of children, teens and adults-- mostly from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho-- participated in the two-day event. Sara Raney Williams, chair of the event, said there are five certified Irish dancing schools in Seattle. Baile Glas Irish Dancers and the Tara Academy of Irish Dance sponsored this year's festivities.

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Fraternal twins McKenzie Rahn, center left, and Mikayla Rahn, 17, chat while watching performances during the 11th annual Emerald City Feis, an Irish dancing competition, at The Seattle Center Sunday, April 28, 2013. The sister said they enjoy performing, as well as the costumes and makeup.

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

LEFT: Portland's Maddie Hagan, 13, hugs a disappointed friend after results were posted during the 11th annual Emerald City Feis at The Seattle Center Sunday, April 28, 2013. RIGHT: A single accordion played during afternoon competitions at the Irish dancing competition .

ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Irish dancers compete during the 11th annual Emerald City Feis at The Seattle Center Sunday, April 28, 2013. Hundreds of children, teens and adults-- mostly from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho-- participated in the two-day event.

For more photos from Emerald City Feis, visit the gallery.

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