|10:00 – 10:30||Highland Games Dancers|
|10:45 – 11:15||78th Highlanders|
|11:30 – 12:00||Mt Baker Marching Band|
|12:30 – 1:00||Sarah Tradewell|
|1:15 – 2:00||Coastline|
|2:15 – 3:00||O’Brien School of Irish Dance|
|3:15 – 3:45||Highland Games Dancers|
|4:00 – 4:30||Victoria Irish Dance|
|4:35 – 5:05||The Scottish Country Dancers|
Here is Saturday’s line-up for the Entertainment Stage for this year’s games:
O’Brien School of Irish Dancing
With a number of locations around Victoria and Duncan and Ladner, O’Brien Irish dancers are promoting Irish dance and culture to children and adults. Dancers are taught skills beyond the dance class with performance opportunities, community involvement, and personal fitness all in a fun, friendly and respectful environment. The O’Brien School teachers are qualified with An Coimisiun in Ireland, first aid trained and encourage participation from all dancers whether recreational or competitive. Irish dancing with the O’Brien School will help build confidence, promote the importance of dedication and discipline, and develop friendships and memories!
- Mairead O’Brien A.D.C.R.G.
- Crystal vanBoven T.C.R.G.
- Carolyn Robinson T.C.R.G.
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The O’Brien School of Irish Dancing is starting its 25th year of reeling and jigging around Vancouver Island! Classes locations are Victoria downtown, Uptown, Cadboro Bay, and Duncan! Accepting new beginners all year long. Come try a free class in at any location at any time throughout the year!
Victoria Games Dancers
The Victoria Games dancers are a group of local highland dancers ranging in age from 7-adult who perform and compete in various highland dance events. The dancers are all members of the Bon Accord Highland Dancers under the instruction of Lynne Griffiths and many of the older dancers are also dance instructors. We will be performing a variety of traditional and national highland dances.
Victoria Irish Dancers
The Victoria School of Irish Dance was established by founder, Alison Paladini, T.C.R.G. After the release of the popular shows Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Alison responded to the demand in interest for Irish Dance classes by beginning small classes in recreational facilities. Since then, the Victoria School of Irish dance has now expanded to offer classes in Sidney, Victoria, Esquimalt and Nanaimo.
The school is home to both recreational and competitive dancers. Dancers in the school have found success in local, regional and international competitions. Dancers have had the opportunity to travel as far as Ireland, England, Scotland, Mexico, New York, Boston and Montreal, just to name a few.
Scottish Country Dancers
Scottish Country Dancing is the social dancing of Scotland and is danced throughout the world. The Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society dancers are a lively group of over 130 dancers who love to introduce newcomers to the joys of Scottish Country Dancing. The group offers six classes a week ranging from the basic to advanced levels and monthly socials both in Victoria and the Western Communities. It’s a great way to keep fit and to meet new people in a very social setting.
The Demonstration Team of the Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society performs choreographed routines designed to best share our Scottish heritage with our audiences. The group dances reels, jigs and slow graceful strathspeys as well as step dancing. www.viscds.ca
Mount Baker High School Mountaineer Marching Band
The Mount Baker High School Mountaineer Marching Band from Deming Washington, the band regularly travels to Victoria, but also has performed at the University of Washington in Leavenworth Washington, and Disneyland California on at least 14 occasions in the past 45 years. The band has been wearing kilts as their uniform since the 1930s. The community is very proud of the uniforms and this Scottish heritage.