Irish Step Dance
Ages 8 - 18 years old
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 performs annually at the “Celtic Celebration” at Ogden’s Peery’s Egyptian theater with an invited special Celtic musical. They perform 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.