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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,
Dublin 8

Who: Any dancer with basic Irish Dance experience through to Open Championship level.

What’s included?
• 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
Co. Donegal

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For any other questions please contact:
e. info@irishdanceworks.com

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.

Video Consulting

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.


For any enquiries, contact Michael Patrick by the following means:
Michael Patrick Gallagher t. +353 87 244 4510
Carrick, Carrigart e. info@irishdanceworks.com
Co. Donegal w. www.irishdanceworks.com
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