TCRG’s Aisling Casey, Eimear Toal, and ADCRG, Shaun Casey with one of three First Place National Champion figures teams! Pictured Here: ‘The Pixies From The Burren Mist’
Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance specializes in Traditional Irish Solo and Ceili Dancing.
Students of all skill levels, ages, and experience are welcome. Registrations going on NOW!
Irish step dancing combines the entrancing rhythms of traditional Celtic music with the grace and energy of dance. Instruction centers on the fundamentals of traditional Irish dance — timing, body position and footwork. Students work to achieve these fundamentals as they learn the basic steps, then progress to learn beginner reel, light jig, and slip jig steps.
Building confidence, social, and team skills, students learn to dance in teams of two, three, four, six, and eight and sixteen. Students learn to dance in unison, developing spatial awareness as they dance the patterns of traditional ceili dances.
Hard shoe dancing, popularized by Lord of the Dance, is usually taught to second and third year students. The unique rhythms of hornpipe and double jig music drive the steps and timing of these dances. Students also learn one or more of the Traditional Set Dances…dances designated by the Irish Commission which are dances to the same music and employ the same steps the world over.
Two teams from Colorado’s Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance crowned champs at 2011 World Irish Dance Championships in Dublin. These same two teams, along with the Jr. Figure team comprised of dancers all under the age of 15, and the Celtic Steps Minor Figure team, comprised of dancers all 12 and under, won FOUR FIRST PLACE SPOTS at this July’s National Championships in Nashville, TN!
Colorado is now home to two World Champion Irish Dance teams and four National Championship dance teams!
Both the Senior Girl’s Figure team of 16 girls and the Mixed Figure team of eight girls and eight boys each from Colorado’s Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance won first place during their respective competitions at the 2011 World Irish Dance Championships in Dublin, Ireland.
2011 World Champion Sr. Figure “Salmon of Knowledge” team on stage in Dublin after winning. Back Row L-R: Megann Padgett, Robin Kinzie, Kate Shinnick, Olivia McCartney, Kylee Fehr, Molly Clark, Laurie Shinnick, Hannah Hoffreiter, Marcia Speights, Aisling Toal-Casey, Shaun Casey; Front Row L-R: Stephanie Troup, Eimear Toal, Katie Moore, Sarah Farley, Alena Kane, Jessica Lesser, Liz Withers. (Photo courtesy 2011 World Irish Dance Championships)
Celtic Steps Dancers dance Warriors at our annual recital!
Celtic Steps Dancers forge life long friendships, stay in amazing shape, work hard and have tons of fun growing up together. Register your child for a trial class today.
Celtic Steps Takes 37 Champion Level Dancers to All Irelands 2010
Throughout the year, there are many opportunities to get involved with Irish Dance and the St. Brendan’s Irish Dance Foundation.
Please browse our Web site to learn more about the ways we assist our community – and how you can help!If you would like our school to perform at your event, school, wedding or cultural festival please visit our appearances and bookings page for more information.