"Amateur" Dance Groups
I often get emails from smaller dance groups, because they´d like a link to their website on my pages. Since my links page is already pretty overloaded, it´s hard to find the links to these groups - unfortunately, since some of those dance companies should be called "professional" rather than "amateur" (not to forget their great websites!). That´s why I decided to create a new section that contains a list of some smaller groups, including brief descriptions and links to their homepages.
At the moment you´ll only find a small selection of dance companies here, but I am certain the list will grow in the future! If you are missing YOUR group, just send an email to the .
This Groupe from Duisburg (Germany) was already founded in 1977. They started as a Scottish Dance Groupe, but due to the huge request in the late 90ties they started doing Irish Dancing as well. Apart from workshops they´re also performing quite a bit. Here is there link to their homepage :
This Groupe frm Nürnberg has eight female and one male dancer. They´ve been together dancing for three years and are doing some public performances as well. More information can be found on their homepage:
Celtic Spirit Vienna
A groups of young adults who have developed a common passion for Irish Dance. It was not easy for them to learn Irish Dancing in Austria due to the lack of teachers, but with lots of enthusiasm they managed to teach themselves the basic steps and they now manage beginner and intermediate dances which they are ready to perform on stage..
Their homepage: http://www.celticspirit.heder.com/
Fairy Tree - The Show (Summer Storm Irish Dance Company)
This German group has already achieved quite a lot. One cannot talk about an "Amateur" group anymore, for they have already performed in front of bigger audiences in South Germany - and got some pretty good reviews. More about the company and the show can be found on their homepage: http://www.fairytree.de
This Groupe from Austria has got a very entertaining website. I recommend reading the FAQs.Go and check it out at:
Irish Heartbeat Dancegroup
"Ten girls who came together to found their own dance group" it reads on their homepage. The group was formerly called Celtic-Dance and already performed in front of various audiences, like at the celebrations of the city of Nürnberg's 950st anniversary. Although their logo doesn´t look as nice as the others on this page (my fault, sorry!), they´ve got one of the best looking websites on Irish Dance that I know:
The website of this groupe from the Czech Rerpublic shows us that it is a very active and also professional troupe. Those who´d like to have some further info or just want to have a look at some photos, should visit their homepage at:
Shamrock Celtic Spirit
This dancegroup is also from Nürnberg. Like many others, the four girls of the group caught the Irish Dance virus when they saw Lord of the Dance. They have also performed in front of bigger audiences and are available for performances at birthdays, weddings and the like. More info can be found on their hompage:
Shannon Irish Dance Company
"SHANNON IRISH DANCE COMPANY are based in south Cheshire and comprise the area's most experienced performers. This exciting combination of contemporary and traditional Irish music and dance brings to you a dynamic, high energy show utilising the full spectrum from enchanting solo's and duet's to thundering hard shoe routines made so famous by 'Riverdance'."
I think no one could describe this groupe better than the groupe themselves:
"Three and a half years ago, the dance school "Für Sie" offered an Irish step dance course. The first course was compeltely booked out, as was the second one. These two courses were the beginning of "Steptune". Our Groupe used to call themselves "Riverdance-Club", but since the name "Riverdance" is a registered trademark, we changed our name to "Steptune" in November 2001. We now have 25 active dancers and we´ve already performed on bigger stages in front of up to 500 people in the "Weserberglandzentrum"."
More can be found on their homepage: http://www25.brinkster.com/stepdance/
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