In the early days New Zealand Irish Dancing was a way for our Irish immigrants to celebrate and remember their culture. Irish Dancing has now emerged from its traditional roots into an exciting vibrant dance form that is taught across 5 continents of the world, embracing all peoples and cultures.
The dances we will perform include a celebration of the cultural diversity within our dancing school which reflects the welcome that the city of Christchurch offers to modern immigrants. We will also dance a piece based on the highly successful show Lord of the Dance which showcases all of the elements of our beautiful traditional dance form.
The O’Neill School of Irish Dance opened its doors in 1988 and now has four qualified Irish Dancing teachers teaching across Christchurch.
The O’Neill School holds classes for all ages – from preschool through to adults, for dancers looking for fun, fitness, performance and competition.
Everyone is welcome!