Performers from the Irish Company Dance Studio will be at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on Sunday, March 12th at 2:00pm for an Afternoon of Dance.
This festive and lively performance features dancers of all ages from youth to adult, as well as dancers of all skill levels from beginners to champion dancers! All Academy dance students have been invited to "kick up their heels" and dance to the tunes of their choice, demonstrating a reel, light jig, slip jig, treble jig, or hornpipe. The Irish Company Dancers have been in existence since early 2000 and comprised primarily of competitive Irish dancers. Faces have changed throughout the years; however, several dancers still perform from the original troupe. These Company Dancers have had the privilege to accompany many touring musicians over these years, notably: Natalie MacMaster, Leahy, Dervish and the Chieftains. They have also enjoyed accompanying our local musicians: Good Company, Seabury Gould and Scatter the Mud and Evan Morden.
Dancers range from 7 years of age to adults and from beginners through preliminary champions. Traditional set dances, danced in hard shoes and choreographed to a particular tune, will also be performed. These include Job of the Journeywork, King of the Fairies and of course St Patrick's Day which originated in Limerick, Ireland in the early 1800's. In addition to traditional music, a few "playful tunes” will be danced to. For more info on classes or booking, contact Shelley Fugate, 707-834-5333, Academy of Irish Dance, located at 433 A St. in Eureka.
Come enjoy an energetic Afternoon of Dance performance with the Irish Company Dancers at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on Sunday, March 12th at 2:00pm!