You wouldn’t think that you could pair traditional Irish hard-shoe dance with “Everybody Dance Now.” Ah, but you would think wrong. We have dozens of photos from the Villanova Irish Dance Team’s first-in-the-nation Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival.
Teams from nine colleges and universities will compete at the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse on Saturday. It’s an opportunity for them to test their mettle, yes—but it’s also a meeting for those who maintained their passion for Irish dance as they pursued higher education.
Yes, the university has a lush green campus. It boasts many world-class fields of study. It offers easy access to a major city. And it also happens to provide a way for Irish dancers to keep on doing what they love.
The Philadelphia Ceili Group Festival kicks off September 12, 13 and 14, and it’s bound to be a barn-burner. Tickets go on sale soon.
Irish jive dance instructor Colette Glynn and local teacher John Shields had no trouble persuading students to take to the floor on a night when the Irish Center air conditioning was having a hard time warding off the outside heat. We have pictures!
We’re not telling you lies. Here’s a style of Irish dance you might not have heard about. Learn how in a workshop on Friday.