Spraoi, Irish Dance Camp Summer 2010
Michael Patrick Gallagher is delighted to announce details of the 4th Annual Spraoi Irish Dance Camp.
When: July 26th-30th, 2010
Where: Dublin, Ireland
Bishop Byrne Hall,
36-37 Synge St,
Who: Any dancer with basic Irish
Dance experience through to Open Championship level.
• Classes daily from 10am to 3pm
• Drilling on technique and execution of all aspects of soft and hard shoe
• Work on new moves and rhythms
• Strength and flexibility training
• Work on stage skills and performance routines
• Céilí dancing
Price: 200 Euro per student
Registration forms, plus fee, must be received by Monday the 19th of July to confirm placement. All cheques should be made payable to Michael Patrick Gallagher. Download and print out the Workshop registration form and send completed form along with cheque to:
Michael Patrick Gallagher
Click here to Download and Print Workshop Registration
For any other questions please contact:
As an ADCRG holder, former World champion and lead of
Riverdance, Michael Patrick has a wealth of knowledge
and expertise to pass onto younger dancers. He has
given workshops in Australia, New Zealand, Hungary,
Mexico and across the USA. He has worked with established
Irish dance schools as well as schools specializing
in other forms of dance.
Workshops are tailored to a teacher and their studentís
needs, and can range in length from two days to a
full week. They will focus not only on teaching new
steps and improving technique but also on helping
the dancer improve as a performer.
With his dance show background and more and more
dance schools branching out with their own performance
groups, Michael Patrick can also help choreograph routines
for this purpose.
Having recovered from two stress fractures at one
time during his career, workshops are also used to
impart practical advice on stretching and exercise
and on how best to combat injuries.
Material and Steps
If a teacher is simply looking for material, this
can be commissioned and then be passed on through
video. Though obviously not as beneficial to dancers
as direct contact through a workshop, it does cut
out the expense of travel for smaller schools. All
steps are originally choreographed with the level
and ability of the students in mind. This is best
achieved by the teacher first sending a video to establish
what their pupilís standards are currently at.
Due to the popularity of Riverdance, Lord of the
Dance, and the countless other Irish dance shows that
tour constantly the market for Irish dance has grown
worldwide. No longer is it practiced solely by people
with Irish heritage and backgrounds. It is now a dance
form in its own right alongside jazz, ballet and tap.
People are never too old to learn Irish dance but
many beginner adults might feel embarrassed amongst
a class of juniors.
And although Irish dance schools are popping up
in all corners of the globe, up until now many aspiring
dancers, young and old, did not have access to a qualified
teacher. This service is aimed to fill these gaps.
Dancers can send in a video with a maximum of 5
routines, and this will then be expertly analysed
by Michael Patrick. The dancer in question will then receive
a video where Michael Patrick will work through their
dances step by step, giving instruction as to where
steps and movements can be improved.
Of course competitive Irish dancers can also use
this service, but it is asked that the permission
of their teacher be sought first.
Michael Patrick is also available for performances ranging
from concerts to corporate events.