March 13, 2016
Venue: North Carolina Museum of History Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: Free (ticket required)
Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with PineCone, the N.C. Museum of History and the Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance! This Raleigh-based school has been dedicated to promoting and cultivating a love of traditional Irish dance, music and culture since 1999, offering classes for children and adults. Inis Cairdes teachers are united not only in their love of Irish step dancing, but also in their passion for nurturing the experience of each individual student through this art form. Every students journey is unique. With respect for that, the school challenges its students to set goals for themselves while teaching them to embrace and enjoy the process rather than focusing solely the end result. While Inis Cairde aims to promote a strong technical base in Irish step dancing at all levels, of equal importance to them is the chance to cultivate self-confidence and a sense of personal achievement in all dancers. Many of the school’s dancers have gone on to succeed in Regional, North American and World competitions, and they regularly give back to the local community through performance. Free ticket distribution is first-come, first-served beginning at 2pm.