April 30, 1994 - It was 20 years ago today that Riverdance ignited a World Wide Love Affair with Irish Dance. A cultural activity that had never ventured too far outside Ireland, or where Irish immigrants made their homes (UK, Austrailia/New Zealand and North America), Irish Dance has truly evolved into a World Wide Community. Just Imagine what the next 20 years will bring!
Watch the original Riverdance production below from the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, where it was conceived as an interval act and instead became one of the most successful stage shows of all time, travelling worldwide and introducing millions to Irish Dance.
A Beautiful and inspirational Spoken Word Project, written and created by Charley Hill, an Irish Dancer from the Mid America Region, on what Irish Dance means to her. And Remember, "Results" does not always mean winning in the literal sense. Well Done Ms. Hill, Well Done Indeed!
We are planning another order of the Team McBride Jackets. If you would like to order, check your emails as the form was emailed out yesterday. The order form is also available in our MSID Family Section on the McBride Merchandise page. All order forms must be turned in with payment by the end of April!
We are happy to advise that the Greene-Comerford Academy of Irish Dance will be hosting the Lucky 7 / Silicon Valley Feis (Back to Back Feisanna) on June 7 & 8, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Plaza, San Jose. This will be a great opportunity for our NANs Dancers to gain extra practice before heading out to Montreal and for all dancers to move their dances up levels. Registrations are due on or before May 23, 2014 without a late fee. Rooms in the Hotel block will be available up to May 15. Registration is open at Feis Productions. Hope to See you there!
The 2014 North American Irish Dance Championships will be held at the Palais des Congres de Montreal July 2 - 6, 2014. Hotels are now open for booking. McBride Dancers, please check the MSID Section for all pertinent information, a copy of the Syllabus and Hotel Information. Entries will open April 1, 2014 and Close May 1, 2014. Emails have been sent to those dancers who are eligible to enter the 2014 NAIDC. Watch here for updates! Click the Nationals Logo below to be redirected to their website.
If you take care of your feet, they will keep you dancing for years to come. Here is an article that provides some really good tips on how to take care of your feet after dancing. This will be especially useful information for workshops and dance camp later this summer. Click the link to diddlyi.com for this useful information.
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