Traditional Irish Dance is a large part of the Irish culture. It goes hand
and hand with the wealth of Irish traditional music. These two artistic forms
have pleasured the Irish people and their visitors throughout the history of
Ireland. Dance Masters would travel from town to town usually staying with a
family, and the locals would gather at the homestead for a session of music and
dance. They would dance as a solo or as a group making the session quite the
social gathering. The dancers and the steps would be passed from town to town
and eventually from generation to generation. Irish dance has really evolved,
from dancing in the kitchen on an uneven floor to the bright lights and the
theaters on Broadway.
Siobhan Moore School of Irish Dance brings traditional
Irish Dancing to the Hudson Valley New York area. Experience this cultural
Siobhan Moore established her New York school of Irish Dancing in
1985, training children to dance from beginner to championship level. Many
of the dancers have competed at local Hudson Vallery, regional, national and world
levels. These competitions are known as "Feis" which can include dance,
music, singing, orating, art, crafts, and sporting events.
The Siobhan Moore School of Irish Dancing is also very
involved in performing at concerts, shows, dinner dances, parades, nursing
homes and fund raisers, etc. in the Westchester and Hudson Valley New York
Siobhan Moore began Irish Dance at age 13 with Cathy Spencer Revis. She also
danced with Anna O'Sullivan. She competed all through the United States, Canada
and Ireland. She now enjoys teaching TCRG and Adjudicating ADCRG Irish Dance.