SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE
TRADITIONAL + COMPETITIVE IRISH DANCE
We are a Traditional Irish Dance school, and offer the opportunity to compete on a regular basic.
At the Carraig School of Irish Dance, we are dedicated to ensure all our dancers have a strong foundation in Irish dance. From the first class to the 100th class there is a large emphasis on all dancers knowing and mastering the core essentials of Irish step dance.
We strive to preserve the rich tradition of Irish and Ceili dancing while providing a nurturing environment for our dancers to strengthen their talents and also increase their self esteem.
CLASSES, EVENTS + COMPETITIONS
5-5:45 - Beginner
5:45 - 6:30 - Advanced Beginner
6:30 - 7 - Advanced Beginner Hard Shoe
7 - 8:30 - Higher Level Class
5:30 - 7 Competitive Dancers
7:00 - 8 Adults (Drop-in class)
9:15-10 - Preschool / Young Beginner
10:00 - 11 - Any age welcome
This article is entirely a huge shout-out and “Thank You” to the spectacular Rhythm in the Night Irish Dance Group.
The whole cast made use of our studio to practice for their upcoming show. We were excited for the opportunity to watch the group practice, get some autographs signed, take pictures and just generally bask in the glow of their enviable Irish dance prowess. The chance to meet and talk with established, professional Irish Dance stars really made our week!
Besides checking out their website, to get the gist of what they’re all about, here’s a snippet from the Whitaker Center’s summary:
“Triumphant! A Must See … “
Rhythm in the Night features a cast of the most skilled and accomplished Irish dancers from around the world. Lead by former Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance lead dancer, Justin Boros and fellow professional Irish dancer and musician, Gregg Senk, the majority have toured with some of the world’s best-selling dance and musical acts. Set to a thrilling musical backdrop composed by critically acclaimed brothers Andrew and Jared DePolo, Rhythm in the Night is an epic journey derived from a tale of good versus evil, where deception reigns and temptation rivals the strongest of wills.
On March 18th, we performed for the PA House of Representatives. This snippet from the day of the event on our Facebook page sums up our excitement:
“What an awesome experience we had dancing for the House of Representatives today! The Dancers were treated like celebrities and they did great! We are humbly grateful for this opportunity and experience!”
The Patriot News wrote a feature article on our school!
Here’s a quick snippet:
“It’s a place where you can dance and compete if you desire, and there’s no pressure to do that at all, whatsoever,” (Christina Shull) said. “Or you can dance for fun just because it’s part of your heritage, or just because you want the cultural experience, even if it’s not your heritage.”
The feature was written by M. Diane McCormick, and you can see it now on PennLive.
Welcome to our blog! Somewhere along the way, someone shortened “weblog” to “blog”, transforming an altogether uninteresting and technical-sounding word into a hip and trendy tech-revolution buzzword.
And today, we take it a step further, at long last bridging the world of Irish Step Dancing to the virtual world where we’re all spending more and more time.
Of course, I’m talking about our newly launched website, and our aptly named “Clog” (Carraig + Blog). So, as of today, our website has different sections that serve several purposes:
So, clearly, you should go explore the site, and if you haven’t already, sign up and join in the fun!
This article is entirely a huge shout-out and “Thank You” to the spectacular Rhythm in the Night Irish Dance Group….
March was a very exciting and busy month for us. Many live performances, competitions, and awesome events kept us busy…
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!