|The beach at Inch|
|The beach at Inch|
It’s a new year already. Hard to believe isn’t it? To everyone involved in Irish dance, this means it’s time to start readying for St. Patrick’s Day. At Rinceoiri, we’ll be finishing up some new choreography and welcoming new beginning students and Shamrocks. It’s always fun to see the littlest dancers learning their dance. They are so cute!
We have some fun new steps to perfect in the Performing group, so be prepared to work. No more vacation for us!
Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! Hopefully the weather will hold out and bring sunshine, rather than the lovely mess we had on Saturday.
The parade Saturday was a lot of fun. Cold, but fun. We were lucky enough to be 11th in line which helped us to be all the way through the parade route before the real storm set in. We performed at the Grand Hall, Union Station at the Gateway. It was nice to be indoors and warm!
Our Shamrock class was the hit of the performance with their happy smiles and energy. Although a few of them were definitely shy at first; they all seemed to warm up to the crowd and danced beautifully! Thank you Fiona, Katelynn, Chloe, Nate, Holland, Vanessa, Ethan, Michael, Connor, Sarah, & Jenna for such a fun 10 weeks. And thank you to their parents as well!
RDS really put on a great show with some real power behind those last stamps. The echo in the hall was incredible! You have a lot to be proud of!
Later in the day we performed at a benefit for the earthquake victims of Chile. It was great to be helping the American Red Cross in their efforts to help those in need. The highlight was Stephanie throwing her shoe off stage when it had come untied!
We also performed at a benefit that night, for Youth Impact in Ogden. Charlotte taught a few of the Youth Impact kids the Sweets of May, which they excitedly performed for the benefit crowd. They really worked hard and did a great job, even if they did have butterflies backstage!
Thanks dancers, for being willing to travel in crazy weather to brighten the day of someone else.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~Dr. Seuss
It’s that time again! Next Saturday the 13th is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Siamsa at the Gateway, downtown SLC. All the classes are looking great & we’re excited for the upcoming festivities.
Here’s the lowdown on what you’ll need to know as a Shamrock parent:
Start time: Saturday March 13th. The parade begins at 10 am, meet at 9am in preparation.
Meeting Place: 400 West 200 North, Salt Lake City This location does not have parking. You will have to park around 400 West 300 North and walk south to 200 North.
Costume: Wear the costume given you. Girls wear black tights & shoes, Boys wear black socks & shoes. Please bring a change of clothing. Costumes must be returned immediately after the performance. If costumes are not returned, you will be billed $30 for replacement.
Parade Route: Through the Gateway. Shamrocks will be riding in the back of a truck.
Siamsa: After the parade, they will proceed immediately back to the Gateway Grand Hall Union Pacific Depot for the performance. We go on stage at 11am.
We’re having a great time with our new students so far! Our Intro class is really learning the basics quickly and the Shamrocks are cute as can be skipping around the classroom.
We continue to get ready for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in all our classes. It looks like the Parade & Siamsa will be held March 13th. The theme this year is “If You’re Irish…” from the song of the same name.
If you’re Irish come into the parlour
There’s a welcome there for you!
If your name is Timothy or Pat
So long as you come from Ireland
There’s a welcome on the mat!
If you come from the mountains of Mourne
Or Killarney’s Lakes so blue,
We’ll sing you a song, we’ll make it a fuss
Whoever you are you’re one of us
If you’re Irish this is the place for you.
Shamrock class will start on January 9th from 11-11:30am and will continue through March 13th. The cost is $50, which includes costume rental. Children age 5-7 are invited to attend.
Shamrocks will participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in SLC as well as the Siamsa, which is a dance performance.
Contact us for more information.