CICERO, N.Y. -- Driver's Village in Cicero was full of Irish music on Sunday as hundreds of Irish dancers showed off their moves.
Sunday marked the 50th year for the Syracuse Festival where 900 dancers performed in hopes of making it to the championship.
The judges of the competition come from all over the world.
"We have judges from Scotland, and we have judges from Ireland, and Connecticut, so we get people in from everywhere, so they wouldn't know the dancers from our area. So we get people in to see what they think," explained Ann Sullivan, Johnston School of Irish Dance.
Dancer Mary Jo Devine said, "If you want to dance I would say join right away, and practice, practice, practice. A lot of dedication and time but it's worth it though."
Proceeds from one of the dances benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Foundation.