Irish Club of Regina Dancers
Would you like to become an adult Irish Dancer? Our dancers range from age 19 to 50+ Register here.
Our dancers practice weekly from September-June. All of their hard work leads up to performances in March for St. Patrick’s Day, and traditionally at the Regina Mosaic Irish Pavilion in June!
If you are interested in booking a performance, or want more information on our adult Irish Dance program, please email our Dance Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The History of Our Dancers
The Irish Club of Regina has supported an adult dance program since 1995, initially under the leadership of Jim & Mary Fogarty and Ita Gomes. The first classes were set up in a fun, social, and recreational atmosphere with the purpose of learning a few traditional Irish céilí (group soft shoe) dances. Beginner-level céilí and hard shoe classes were introduced in 2003 to accommodate those who were new to Irish dancing. The dance program is governed by a formal dance framework as approved and supported by the Irish Club of Regina executive. The dancers are led by our Director/Instructor Lorie Norris. Our artistic consultant is Laura Buckley TCRG.
We currently offer three levels of soft-shoe and hard-shoe classes. Both dance styles feature a mix of traditional and contemporary dances. Classes are offered for all levels of interest, participation and skill. Prior dance experience is not required. Classes are open to both men and women ages 18+. Some additional workshop(s) are available for dancer participation during the year.
The profile of our dance program is increasing and we regularly receive requests for performances at events and establishments in Regina and surrounding communities. Past performances have included Mosaic in Regina, Motif in Moose Jaw, the Regina Mid-Winter Celtic Festival, Saskatchewan Roughrider’s half time show, and 2005 Saskatchewan Centennial celebrations and with Natalie McMaster and the Chieftains. As we are part of a non-profit organization, we do not charge for our performances. However, any honorarium received is much appreciated and helps keep our program viable. Performance bookings are taken on a first-come, first served basis.
If you have further questions about the dance program, wish to register for classes, or wish to book a performance, please contact our Dance Coordinator: email@example.com