Riverdance Posts by Patricia Henry
….another busy week for the Riverdance workshops, where members of the Riverdance troupe coach local Irish dancers and Irish Dance schools in Irish Dancing as the tour travels troughout the UK.
Anthony, Chris, Laura and Donna undertook a workshop with a large group of dancers from a local Southampton Irish Dance school.
It was nice to be beside the sea again but unfortunately the weather wasn’t as nice this week. Also the World Irish Dancing Championships were on in Glasgow so a few of the dancers took a few days off to go a see the competitions and also to collect their TCRG certificate.
Well after a week off to spend relaxing at home with family and friends we were well rested and ready to come back on tour. This time we are touring the UK (Farewell tour) for two and a half months visiting all the big cities and a few small ones along the way.
Monday we travelled from Frankfurt to Antwerp and when we arrived we were delighted to see that we finally had left the snow behind for good as there was torrential rain for the whole evening! We didn’t mind so much as we were fairly tired and just wanted to relax for the night as we know that we had a busy week ahead of us.
Frankfurt was exciting. Mairead Masuda performed the Female Lead for the very first time.
Riverdance lead dancers, Joe and Maria judged an Irish dance competition where groups had choreographed pieces to different music. The winners had the honour of performing just before the start of Riverdance to a full house.
There was a lot going on this week. The hotel in Dresden was amazing. We were also pleasantly surprised with the city of Dresden – the shopping was very good and there was a variety of restaurants to choose from. We had another birthday to celebrate this week, Eamonn Galldubh (Musician).