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ADULT BEGINNER IRISH STEP DANCE WORKSHOPS
 

UPDATED 3/30/2020
With the increased severity and spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, Blackstone River Theatre must follow local, state and national guidelines and remain closed until further notice. There will be NO CLASSES in April, May, or June. We hope to resume our full class schedule in Fall 2020.

 
Blackstone River Theatre will offer two 90-minute workshops in IRISH STEP DANCE for beginner adults with instructor Kevin Doyle on Saturdays, April 25 AND May 16, from 1:00-2:30 PM. Sign up for one or both! This group workshop is geared towards beginner adults and needs a minimum of six students, with a maximum of 15. Fee is $25 per student per workshop. Come and explore some close-to-the-ground rhythms of beginner Irish step dance with instructor Kevin Doyle as you will learn some steps of the jigs and reels that his mother brought with her from County Roscommon. The workshop is designed to be low impact and lots of fun! Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. No special shoes are need for this beginner level class.
 
Kevin Doyle is a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. He achieved this highest honor awarded to an American traditional artist as a dancer devoted to and inspired by steps brought to the United States by his Irish born mother in the the 1930s. A lifelong dancer and performer, Kevin was a U.S. Champion Irish step dancer in his early competitive years, and has been entertaining audiences ever since with his traditional style of "close to the ground" rhythms and intricate foot work as an artist, a choreographer, producer, and teacher. He was a long-time member of Pendragon and performs often with Atwater~Donnelly. Doyle's regional and national work includes Brian O'Donovan's Christmas & St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn.
 
HOW TO REGISTER 
So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in the adult beginner Irish step class, please:
1. E-mail russell@riverfolk.org to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864