Rathnew teen Freya shares Secrets of the Dancefloor in new RTÉ programme airing tonight

Freya Roche Ballroom

The Rathnew teen will feature prominently in a new RTÉ programme about our nation’s love of dancing.

Starting on Monday the 2nd of October, Secrets of the Dancefloor seeks to explore the relationship between Ireland and our passion for dancing. From the traditional to the modern, and everything in-between, the programme will tell all manner of stories through the power of dance.

And Freya Roche’s story is one of them.

Freya’s story is one of obstacles overcome and dreams realised. Diagnosed with dyspraxia, which affects her ability to co-ordinate, the young dancer prevailed over it and has been dancing since the age of 4 years old.

Freya attended a Dublin dance school for 8 years, and during that time realised that she had a passion for ballet. From there, she joined a prestigious Russian Ballet school, which allowed her to hone her skills even further.

She’s a two-time All-Ireland Ballroom Dancing Champion, an Ireland’s Got Talent finalist, has danced on stage at the 3Arena, and has performed at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics. And all before she was 14. Some might get tired simply writing her achievements.

Calling it her “happy place”, the champion dancer has shown that chasing your dreams is about more than just achievement – it’s about finding happiness.

And the RTÉ documentary will show Freya gearing up as she gets ready for the All-Ireland Ballroom Championship 2023, among many other stories.

Tune in to RTÉ One and RTÉ Player for Secrets of the Dancefloor at 21:35 tonight (Monday 2nd October)

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