Irish Dance is very unique. England made it illegal to dance in Ireland, during the dark days. They defined dancing as jumping up and down and waving your arms and hands around. Well, you know the Irish – “rules are made to be broken”. Irish Dancers stand in one place and do not move their hands from their side. You’ve got to be in great shape to do this.
We have three Irish Dance schools performing on the dance stage by the Snug. We also have three Scottish Dance schools performing on the same stage. The “Scots” were not limited by the same English rule.
Come down to the Dance Stage and see the difference in style and dress. Our dancers come from Springfield, Chicago and the Peoria area.
|1:00-1:45 pm||Ceili with Rachel Aupperle|
|2:00-2:45 pm||Flynn School of Irish Dance|
|3:00-3:45 pm||Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers|
|4:00-4:45 pm||Central Illinois Irish Dancers|
|5:00-5:45 pm||St. Andrews Society of Celtic Dancers of Central Illinois|
|6:00-6:45 pm||Central Illinois Irish Dancers|
|7:00-7:45 pm||St. Andrews Society of Celtic Dancers of Central Illinois|
|Time||Group||1:00-1:45 pm||Isle of Erin|
|2:00-2:45 pm||Monmouth College Highland Dancers|
|3:00-3:45 pm||Isle of Erin|
|4:00-4:30 pm||Ceili with Rachel Aupperle|
|4:45-5:30 pm||Flynn School of Irish Dance|
NOTE: All stage performances and times subject to change without notice.