I made it! I am in Glasgow, as we speak (or as I type and you read). I'm super excited to see the dancing this weekend, and to see my friends as well.
I've seen a few people here at my hostel who are also in town for the worlds. I talked to a woman and her daughters who were here from Illinois, I presume, because they were with the Trinity school. Her daughter's teams took 2nd in mixed ceili, I believe, and 2nd in coreography. Apparently, her son is competing as well. What a talented family!