Irish Step Dancers Perform

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 17, 2010 at 7:38 AM EDT

Members of the Carle School of Irish Dance performed Wednesday morning on Action News.

Children in 16 schools in Steuben, Chemung and Broome counties will experience a taste of Irish culture when dozens of dancers from the local Carle School of Irish Dance visit their schools on St. Patrick's Day.

This troupe of dancers, aged 7 to 17, will showcase numerous Irish jigs, reels and hornpipes in traditional costume. There are three teams of twenty dancers who will visit the schools.

Irish Step Dancing is a dance style that saw a resurgence with the popular stage show Riverdance. Characterized by a stiff upper body and the quick and precise movements of the feet, Irish Step Dancing maintains a connection with its traditional Irish roots.

The Carle School of Irish Dance is located on Washington Avenue in Endicott, with additional classes in Corning and Horseheads. It originated in Binghamton, NY, as the McGuire School of Irish Dancing. The school has been a family run business for over 20 years and is currently under the direction of Siobhan Carle, TCRG.

You can get more information about the school by calling (607) 621-6163 or visiting www.carleirishdance.org.

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