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Cairdeas a Chothu - MN Adult Irish Dance Showcase

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"Cairdeas a Chothú" Adult Irish Dance Showcase is a casual open-mic-style evening of Step Dancing, Ceili, and More, featuring adult dancers from across the Twin Cities.

We adults don't often get our time to shine! We want to open up this opportunity to a wide range of dancers. We aim to create a casual and supportive atmosphere where any and all dancers can come together as a community to share their love for Irish dancing regardless of affiliation or skill level. This could include:
- Group choreographies by classes or groups
- Performances of ceili or set dances
- Steps performed by single dancers or small groups (yes, even just one step!)
- A step or choreography you've created yourself
- Perhaps other things we haven't even thought of!

WHAT should you wear? Class or group costumes, solo dresses, jeans and a t-shirt, or whatever you choose.

If you're interested in performing, please sign up via the links below. We've divided the sign-up into two sections. Feel free to sign up for as many things as you wish, ideally by September 10th.

Solo or group choreographies of any length, ceili performances, trad sets, and any other "full-number acts".
Single steps - dancers can perform as part of a joint "step-about" with other dancers. Dancers take turns to perform their 1 or 2 steps in solos or small groups.

WHO are we? Beth Pitchford is the owner and director of North Star Irish Dance in Eden Prairie and also dances with O'Shea Irish Dance. Mattie Ernst dances with O'Shea and Green Fire Irish Dancers, and is also involved in the local Irish music community. While we are involved with various organizations in town, this event is not affiliated with or hosted by any group or school.

Earlier Event: September 14
Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog
Later Event: September 16
Dean Magraw's Red Planet