Dance at The National Celtic Festival
There are many opportunities to kick up you heals and dance at the festival. It could be at one of the many great concerts or at our fantastic festival Ceili’s. It could be just dancing down the street! or at one of the festivals range of Celtic dance workshops. No matter where you feel the urge, we’re sure someone will follow in and join you.
This year we welcome:
Mairead Casey ( IRE )
From County Longford, Mairead started dancing at an early age and went on to win numerous competitions. She now teaches Set Dancing in Ireland, Europe and America.
Bilton Academy of Irish Dancing
The Bilton Academy presents a diverse display of Irish dancing – with traditional and modern choreography, fast hardshoe rhythms and energetic soft shoe numbers, the dancers will captivate young and old. www.biltonacademy.com
Cathie’s Celtic Dance
Cathie’s Celtic Dance from Albury-Wodonga is an energetic group of Irish Dancers with performers of all ages. Starting in 2005 with a few students, Cathie’s Celtic Dance has grown to become a much sought after performance troupe regularly performing throughout Victoria and southern New South Wales. The troupe performs original choreography to both traditional and modern music.
Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers
Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers, formed in 2007, is the only group in Melbourne dedicated to promoting Welsh Folk Dancing and is based in the City of Whitehorse (Ceffyl Gwyn means “white horse”). Our mission is to meet regularly to practise traditional and modern Welsh reels, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes and marches with a view to raising public awareness of this aspect of Welsh culture and to provide tuition to members of the public who are interested in learning these dances.
Geelong Scottish Dance
Geelong Scottish Dance has been a proud supporter and participant of the National Celtic Festival for many years. Dancers will entertain you with traditional dance and part-traditional with an upbeat tempo. The performance displays various skill levels by children and young adults
Glenbrae Celtic Dancers
Glenbrae Celtic Dancers Inc aims to maintain the traditions of Scottish dancing and to make it appealing to the participants by introducing both traditional and modern choreography. The Clayettes are members of this dance group!