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Festival Style Irish Dance Workshop with Lauren Smyth

June 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Kansas City Irish Center is very excited to host our inaugural Festival-Style Irish Dance Workshop, taught by Riverdance lead dancer Lauren Smyth. Originating in Ulster, Festival style Irish dance is very traditional in style with understated costumes and natural hair and make-up. A lot of emphasis is based around the dancer’s performance and the feeling the dancer creates while on stage. The slow Slip Jig in Festival style is particularly special – elegant, controlled, strong and emotional – this sets the tradition apart and gives it its unique identity.

Focusing on the Festival style Slip Jig, this workshop will incorporate all aspects of performance and stage presence, ensuring that each and every dancer leaves feeling more confident in themselves and their abilities. It is Lauren’s mission to challenge and encourage dancers to become more! Lauren is also passionate about telling her story of perseverance and self belief to inspire the next generation of dancers to follow their dreams and believe that anything is possible. With 12 years of professional experience, Lauren is more than willing to offer her advice and expertise to all and hopes she can positively influence every dancer she works with. Don’t miss out on what will be an unforgettable experience!

Tue, June 18, 2019
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cost: $120

There will be a performance immediately following the workshop, beginning at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend the performance.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Annie Stark at [email protected].


June 18, 2019
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Drexel Hall at the Kansas City Irish Center
3301 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, 64111 United States
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