Hunt School of Irish Dance to perform at South River High

| March 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

huntHunt School of Irish Dance, a traditional Irish dance school located in Crofton, Maryland, will host its first annual Hunt School Showcase on March 29.  The spectacular event will celebrate Irish culture through performances that combine innovative choreography with traditional steps.  With dancers from beginning to championship level, the Showcase promises to enthrall audience members of all ages with Riverdance-style performances, classic ceili dances, and solo performances from nationally-recognized dancers.

Beverly Hunt O’Connor, co-owner of the Hunt School of Irish Dance, conceived the Showcase as a way to highlight the school’s unique talent, and competitive local dancers. “We’re excited for Hunt School’s first annual Showcase.  We perform throughout the year in many different venues, but this is the first time we are producing a show with our entire company of dancers.”  The Showcase will feature more than seventy dancers including the school’s World and National championship qualifiers.  Sheila Hunt Murray, co-owner of Hunt School, emphasizes the show’s distinct and entertaining array of performances,”The audience will enjoy the traditional Irish step dancing routines as well as some cutting-edge choreography set to contemporary music, starring some of the best Irish step dancers in the Southern region.”

Audience members can enjoy refreshments and a selection of Irish music by Mike Schwarzmann during the intermission as well as purchase 50/50 and basket raffles, such as an American Girl doll basket featuring the new doll of the year, Isabelle.  Proceeds benefit the Hunt School as they travel to National Championships in July and the Southern Region Oireachtas in December 2014.

Tickets can be purchased for $15.00 in advance through the Hunt School website, www.huntschool.org or at the door on the day of the performance.  Inquiries regarding the show, as well as interviews with Beverly Hunt O’Connor and Sheila Hunt Murray, should be directed to Katie Riley at 410-271-9357.

Established in 1988 in East Islip, New York, the Hunt School of Irish Dance is based in Crofton, Maryland under the direction of Beverly Hunt O’Connor and Sheila Hunt Murray, TCRG.  With more than thirty-five years of Irish dance experience, the Hunt sisters began dancing at the The Donald Golden School of Irish Dance in New York, and have won numerous national and world recognitions.  Sheila Hunt Murray is certified through An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha in Ireland and is a member of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America.  Beverly Hunt O’Connor has performed with the Chieftains musical group and Sheila Hunt Murray appeared as a dancer in the Shania Twain video, “Don’t be Stupid.”  Both Hunt sisters have performed at Carnegie Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral and their students have performed on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” at Shea Stadium in New York, and at the Bowie Baysox stadium in Maryland.

Hunt School of Irish Dance is located in Crofton, Maryland.  For more information about the school or to view upcoming class schedules and summer camps, visit www.huntschool.org

Category: Events, LIFE IN THE AREA, Post To FB

About the Author ()

John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news–and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.

John’s background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.