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The Eighth Annual O’Keeffe Irish Dance Celebration 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Eighth Annual O’Keeffe Irish Dance Celebration will take place on Thursday, March 21, at 3:45 pm in the Saint Maur Fine Arts Auditorium with more than 30 students from Gr. 1 – Gr. 12 performing. Every year, this celebration is dedicated to Sister Carmel O’Keeffe who served Saint Maur for over 60 years as a teacher, principal, head of school, and chair of the board.

Ms. Tomoko Shirasawa, instructor of the Saint Maur Irish Dance Club and Head of the Ardagh School of Irish Dance, based in Tokyo for more than 10 years, teaches the students once a week after school. Ms. Shirasawa is registered in the Irish Dance Commission in Ireland and our club members have been fortunate to receive instruction from Ms. Shirasawa. Through her involvement with the Saint Maur Irish Dance Club, Ms. Shirasawa has enabled Saint Maur to expand from a rogue Irish Dance Club to a proper performing and competitive Irish Dance Community with levels from beginner to this championship.