O Riada Academy of Irish Dance
Christine O Riada’s Academy of Irish Dance in Kansas City is always a highlight and huge crowd-pleaser of any Irish event in Kansas City.
From big Irish festivals, to neighborhood Irish festivals, to ethnic festivals and dance festivals, the O Riada Dancers draw the most oohs and ahhs and spontaneous applause of anybody on stage.
When watching the O Riada Irish Dancers you will hear Christine’s Belfast accent introduce you to each dance, and appreciate a lot more the achievements of the dancers in front of you.
You can expect to see from tiny kids to teenagers, and Irish dancing of the highest quality anywhere in the US - with Academy dancers regularly performing at the World Championships.
Soft shoe, hard shoe, individual and team dancing, every performance by the O Riada Academy is a treat.
Going to an Irish Festival without watching the Irish dancing is almost pointless. Put down those video cameras.
The O Riada Academy of Irish Dance presents the annual Kansas City Feis on Labor Day Weekend at Crown Center.
Feis is pronounced ‘fesh’ and is a dancing competition. The plural of feis is feiseanna.
If you need to contact the O Riada Academy of Irish Dance, you can send an eMail to OriadaAcad at aol dot com.
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