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Blue Grass Meets Green Grass

06 February 2018

We are pleased to announce that the world class dance company Starmakerís will be visiting Ireland from the Southern American State of South Carolina in the summer of 2018.

The passion of Starmaker’s is to inspire, motivate and enrich every student in the art of dance and this will be their first visit to Ireland.   The group will be in Ireland’s shores from 4rd to the 9th of June 2018.  The desire of the Starmaker’s students is to share their talent of dance in the clogging genre and sharpen their skills in both Highland and Irish dance techniques while in Ireland.  Starmaker’s dance company is founded by world Clogging champion Christi Stanton who will be leading a group of 40 people, including 20 students between the age of 8 and 18 years old. The Clogging dance style celebrates the fusion of both Irish and Highland dance adapted in the New World in the same way that Bluegrass and Country music morphed from traditional Irish and Scottish music.  In many ways it’s an untold story of how dance was fused through immigration and in it’s time for Starmaker’s to bring the steps back to Ireland.

On Tuesday 5th of June 2018 we are planning a flash mob performance at 1pm in Belfast City Center and a cross community workshop at the Ulster Scots Agency at 7 pm in Belfast.

We would like to partner with other Highland Dance and Irish Dance schools and invite students for a fun evening of education, dance, music and hospitality!

 Please contact tour operator Judith McLoughlin who is coordinating the events.

Judith McLoughlin



Tel 404 775 4246