Philosophy

At Celtic Ceilidh, our qualified Celtic Ceilidh instructors strive to 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 recital, and many varied venues that we are invited to throughout the year.

We strive to provide our dancers with as many opportunities as possible so they can 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 with the ability to become an instructor themselves someday, or work towards competing and performing 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. We later expanded to include Irish, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Stretch and Hip Hop, allowing students to experience a well rounded dance training program.

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, where we now have more studio space, and were able to expand our programs.

Since we started, Celtic Ceilidh has been a part of many exciting events, such as the Canada Day Celebrations at Millwoods, various Robbie Burns’ Celebrations around the city including the annual celebration at Rutherford House, many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Alberta Centennial Tattoo in 2005, the Santa Claus Parade at City Centre, and much more. We also 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, 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.