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Canadian dance workshops set for Spring 2014

Liz Grinko and students practice dance moves
1/27/2014 —


A series of dance workshops will take place during Spring 2014. Join instructor Liz Shovlin Grinko and Dr. Mildred Mickle, associate professor of English and dance enthusiast, to experience the dances of Canada.  The workshops will take place from 12:00 - 1:00 PM on the following dates in the Ostermayer Room in the SCC:

Friday, February 7
Friday, March 21 - Dance Social - 7:30-9:30 PM in the Fitness and Cultural Center
Friday, March 28
Friday, April 11

Liz is a certified ceili dance instructor who has taught dance for nearly 40 years. In addition to teaching with the Shovlin Academy, Liz is currently a ceili and set-dancing instructor for the Pittsburgh Ceili Club. Liz calls the ceili and set dances every Tuesday at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle as well as PCC’s monthy ceilidh and Pittsburgh Irish Festival.

Irish immigration to Canada brought many of the favored dances from their homeland. Through the years those dances blended with the other cultures settled in Canada creating Canada's own unique group of dances.

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