Celtic Beat with Maeve Croake, Dance Captain and Caterina Coyne, Lead Dancer of Riverdance 4-1-11.
Maeve Croake, Riverdance Dance Captain teaching Celtic Beat Master Class 4-1-11.
Caterina Coyne, Riverdance Lead Dancer teaching Celtic Beat Master Class 4-1-11.
Irish Step-Dance Team
Celtic Beat Irish Dancers are a group of trained dancers from Layton, Utah under the direction of LaRae R. Thackeray. Celtic Beat was formed in 1998 to promote Irish culture and to provide performing opportunities to young dancers. The group ranges in age from 8 through 18 years of age. Celtic Beat performs in the tradition of "Riverdance" to jig and reel music in softshoe and hardshoe.
Celtic Beat most recently performed at the 2008 "Celtic Celebration" at Ogden's Peery's Egyptian theater with CRAICMORE. They performed on stage to live music. The dancers have performed this summer at the Bountiful Handcart Days and the Bountiful Summerfest.
The dancers have received training from Marty Dowd and Joann Evans of "Riverdance", Jack McCardle of the McCardle Irish School in Connecticut, and Molly Bennet from Denver. They have attended workshops with the Trinity Irish Dance Company.
For more information, please contact LaRae R. Thackeray at 801-546-0495.