Organizers of the Sarnia School of Irish Dance have announced their annual Celtic Evening will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Imperial Theatre in downtown Sarnia.
Tickets for the event are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and children and are available at the Imperial Theatre box office. Showtime is 7 p.m.
The Sarnia School of Irish Dance is celebrating 20 years with the staging of its 18th show.
The school’s dancers will perform intricate hard and shoe steps, sharing the stage with Celtic fiddlers, pipers, highland dancers and singers.
This year the school is welcoming special guest Turas, a unique ensemble of talented musicians led by Barry James Payne of Celtic-fusion artists Rant Maggie Rant.
“A Celtic Evening” is staged through the support of Paddy Flaherty’s Restaurant and Pub, Glenveagh Project Services, and the Best Western Plus Guildwood Inn.
The Sarnia School of Irish Dance is non-competitive and focused on traditional Irish dance in traditional costume. More than 60 students, ranging in age from 4 years to adult, receive instruction from Fiona Doherty and Kelsey Dentinger, accomplished dancers trained by former champion Anita De Pooter of Port Lambton.
Classes are held Saturday afternoon at the Business Centre, 109 Durand St., and students perform throughout the year at seniors’ residences, nursing homes and other venues.
The school’s dancers also take part in special events, including Canada Day and have performed with symphony orchestras in Sarnia, Port Huron, and Windsor, and with renowned Celtic bands Rant Maggie Rant and Teada.