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Villa Park teen dances his way to 2 world titles

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Peter Dziak, 14, of Villa Park practices with fellow members of the Trinity Irish Dancers in Elmhurst. Dziak successfully defended his world title to secure his second gold medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Ireland.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Peter Dziak, 14, of Villa Park, a member of Trinity Irish Dancers, successfully defended his world title earlier this month to secure his second gold medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Ireland.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Trinity Irish Dancers instructor Whitney Rondeau works with Peter Dziak, 14 of Villa Park. Dziak successfully defended his world title earlier this month to secure his second gold medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Ireland.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Peter Dziak, 14, of Villa Park practices at Trinity Irish Dancers in Elmhurst. Dziak successfully defended his world title to secure his second gold medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Ireland. $PHOTOCREDIT_ON$$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$ $PHOTOCREDIT_ON$$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$ $PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Mark Black/mblack@ dailyherald.com $PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$

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Peter Dziak, 14, of Villa Park, a member of Trinity Irish Dancers, successfully defended his world title to secure his second gold medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Ireland.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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Winning the World Irish Dancing Championship is the pinnacle of achievement for an Irish dancer, and 14-year-old Peter Dziak, of Villa Park did that not just once but twice in a row. Peter takes classes at Trinity Irish Dancers in Elmhurst. "It's all about how much you practice up to the day of the competition," he said.
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    • Peter Dziak, 14, of Villa Park practices with fellow members of the Trinity Irish Dancers in Elmhurst. Dziak successfully defended his world title to secure his second gold medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Ireland.
    •  Peter Dziak, 14, of Villa Park, a member of Trinity Irish Dancers, successfully defended his world title earlier this month to secure his second gold medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Ireland.
    •  Trinity Irish Dancers instructor Whitney Rondeau works with Peter Dziak, 14 of Villa Park. Dziak successfully defended his world title earlier this month to secure his second gold medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Ireland.
    • Peter Dziak, 14, of Villa Park practices at Trinity Irish Dancers in Elmhurst. Dziak successfully defended his world title to secure his second gold medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Ireland.   $PHOTOCREDIT_ON$$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$ $PHOTOCREDIT_ON$$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$ $PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Mark Black/mblack@ dailyherald.com $PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
    •  Peter Dziak, 14, of Villa Park, a member of Trinity Irish Dancers, successfully defended his world title to secure his second gold medal at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Belfast, Ireland.
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