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From left, Claire Dietzsch, Sean Boyles, and Sophia Myerly don their royal blue team costumes at an Irish dancing competition in Lake Geneva, Wis., on Saturday. Submitted photo by Mark Dietzsch

South Washington County youths get their Celtic kicks at upcoming Irish dance celebration

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The soundtrack of traditional Irish music and pounds of heavy clogging are everyday sounds in the homes of Sean Boyles and Claire Dietzsch.


Students at the prestigious St. Paul-based O'Shea Irish Dance school, Boyles, 14, and Dietzsch, 16, have literally danced their way to the top. With more than a dozen years of dance experience between the two teens, the spirit of the Emerald Isle is alive and well.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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