Stepping out on a new Irish dancing venture together are Katie Harries and Kira Hardy.

The pair are preparing to launch their new Harries-Hardy School of Irish dance in Pembrokeshire.

They have been friends and dancing colleagues for many years with a range of experience.

Kira, aged 20, recently concluded her competitive career on a high when she won an eighth place medal in the CRN World Championships held in Ireland.

Katie, aged 22, has been running her own Feileachan School of Irish Dance in Narberth and Haverfordwest for the past two years, with her pupils successfully following in her footsteps and winning medals at competitions in both Wales and Ireland.

“Irish dancing has been a big part of both of our lives ever since we started out with the Hynes School of Irish Dancing in Saundersfoot,” said Katie.

“We have had so much fun at classes, competitions and performances.

It’s lovely to be able to share those experiences and skills with a new generation of dancers.”

Kira added: “I was so thrilled to be able to bring a world championships medal home to Pembrokeshire, and now Katie and I feel that the time is right for us to team up to start our new dancing school.”

Classes are being held at Cosheston Village Hall every Sunday between noon and 3pm, starting today, and will run throughout the summer holidays.

Term-time classes will be continuing in Narberth and Haverfordwest.

For more information on the Harries-Hardy School of Irish Dance contact Katie on 07889 291075 or Kira on 07587 323344 , or send an email to