Philosophy

At Celtic Ceilidh, our qualified instructors foster a passion and appreciation of dance, while delivering an individualized program for students to discover their own potential.

Our primary and shared focus is developing proper form and technique specific to each dance discipline, whether the dancer is competing, participating in exams, or dancing for recreation. In addition, our dancers gain performing experience at our year end  show and at various invitational events throughout the year.

We provide our dancers with many opportunities to create the dance experience they wish to have; whether they want to partake in classes for the enjoyment of dancing, obtain credentials through examinations with registered dance bodies, to become instructors themselves, or to compete and perform at amateur and professional levels. There is something for everyone at Celtic Ceilidh!

History

Celtic Ceilidh began as a Highland dance school, founded in 1995 by Dawn Moss and now offers a well rounded program of classes in Ballet, Irish, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Stretch, Yoga and Pilates

Our first studio was opened at the Point 51 Centre in Southeast Edmonton. We eventually outgrew that facility, and moved to our current location in the Argyll Centre back in 2012 with more studio space.

Celtic Ceilidh has been a part of many exciting events, including the Canada Day Celebrations at Millwoods, various Robbie Burns’ Celebrations around the city including the annual celebration at Rutherford House, numerous St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Alberta Centennial Tattoo in 2005, the Edmonton Santa Claus Parade, Oil Kings games and Celtic dance performance at Festival Place.

We provide our dancers with travel opportunities to train, compete and perform around the world, including trips to Scotland & Ireland in 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2015, Nova Scotia in 2004, Disneyland in 2009 and 2017, Disney World in 2012, and many more to come.

Ceilidh

[kay-lee]

noun, Irish, Scot., and Canadian (chiefly Prince Edward Island) .
1. a Scottish or Irish social gathering, party, or the like, involving singing, dancing and storytelling as entertainment.