Celtic Rhythm School of Dance

Offering Classes in Irish โ˜˜๏ธ Dancing and Ballet ๐Ÿฉฐ at the Blikken Hut in Lovettsville VA.

Operating as usual

04/05/2024
Photos from Celtic Rhythm School of Dance's post 04/03/2024

I am happy to announce that summer camp registration forms are going out this week!!!
July 8-12 ballet camp
July 22-26 Irish dance camp

Both camps will be at the Game Club in Lovettsville! 10am-3pm each day with a performance on Friday at 2:30pm.
Campers will learn dances and make costumes, programs, sets, and more all working towards our end of camp performance.

Check out these pictures from last years camps, and get ready for another great year of CRSD summer camps!

03/26/2024

Check out these fun community dances coming up next month!

Mark your calendars for TWO community dances happening next month!

Stay tuned for more info. ๐Ÿ˜

How Dancing Can Help Your Heart Health 03/04/2024

Join us for the community ceilidh on March 17th in Lovettsville! Your heart will thank you โ˜˜๏ธโค๏ธ

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03/01/2024

We will be performing at VA Irish Fest 6:00pm. Use promo code โ€œCelticโ€ for $5 off your ticket price!

VA Irish Fest Coming March 16, 2024!

02/28/2024

โ˜˜๏ธโ˜˜๏ธItโ€™s almost time for March madness Irish dancer style! โ˜˜๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ
Here are all the upcoming events for Celtic Rhythm School of Dance. Please note that performances at schools and senior homes are not open to the public. Performances marked with โ€œ*โ€ are open to the public.

Tuesday March 5, 7:30am Nysmith Elementry School

Monday March 11, 5:30pm Spring Arbor Cottage (Alzheimerโ€™s unit) 6:30pm Spring Arbor main building

Wednesday March 13, 6:15pm Loudoun Nursing and Rehab

Thursday March 14, 5:30pm Heritage hall

Friday March 15, 7:45am Bannecker Elementary School, 9:15am Middleburg Carter School, *11am Hamilton Baptist Church, 1:15pm Waterford Elementary School (possibly one more)

Saturday March 16, 11:00am Poets Walk
*2:30pm Wi******er Celtic Festival
*6:00pm One Loudoun Celtic Festival

Sunday March 17, * 7:00pm Community Ceili at Lovettsville Game Club (pre purchase tickets through rapid felicities, we do anticipate selling out!)

Monday March 18, 6:00pm Meadow Glen

Tuesday March 19, 6:30pm Simpson Middle School

02/28/2024

NEW DANCE ANNOUNCEMENT! Tickets are now live for our ceilidh dance, co-hosted with Rapid Felicities.

Purchase your tickets today on their BRAND-NEW website! https://www.rapidfelicities.com/

02/28/2024

โ˜˜๏ธSt. Patrickโ€™s Day performance! โ˜˜๏ธ
Cost: FREE!!!
Location: Hamilton Baptist Chrurch (Fellowship Hall
Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 11:00-11:45am
Join The Celtic Rhythm School of Dance for a free performance of โ€œThe Kidnapping of Meadhbhโ€ an Irish fairy tale.

02/12/2024

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Join us for a fun community Ceilidh this St. Patrickโ€™s Day, March 17th at the Lovettsville Game Protective Association 7:00pm - 10:00pm.
This event is brought to you by The Celtic Rhythm School of Dance and Rapid Felicities.
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12/14/2023

CRSD is well into our second week of Christmas Performances. ๐ŸŽ„Todays performance is Open to the Public๐ŸŽ„ Dulles Town Center Mall, Macys 1st level at 6pm

12/12/2023

Christmas Recital Today! (And Thursday)
Open free to the public. 6pm at Dulles Town Center, lower level in front of Macyโ€™s.

11/21/2023

We are having all ballet classes tomorrow Nov. 21. There will be no Irish dance classes Friday Nov. 24. ๐Ÿฆƒ

11/18/2023

๐ŸŽ„ CRSD Christmas Performances ๐ŸŽ„

Our dancers have been practicing diligently and are Looking forward to performing for our families, friends and community. This holiday season we will be performing:

Saturday Dec. 2 12:30pm
Leesburg Corner Outlet Mall

Saturday Dec. 9 3pm and 4pm
Spring Arbor (cottage 1st)

Tuesday Dec. 12 6pm
Dulles Town Center (full school)

Wednesday Dec. 13 6pm
Morningside House

Thursday Dec. 14 6pm
Dulles Town Center (full school)

Friday Dec. 15 5:30pm
Heritage Hall

Saturday Dec. 16 2pm
Poets Walk

Tuesday Dec. 19 6:15pm
Loudoun Nursing and Rehab

Wednesday Dec. 20 6pm
Meadow Glen

11/15/2023

Our upcoming Christmas performance schedule:

Saturday Dec. 2 12:30pm
Leesburg Corner Outlet Mall

Saturday Dec. 9 3pm and 4pm
Spring Arbor (cottage 1st)

Tuesday Dec. 12 6pm
Dulles Town Center (full school)

Wednesday Dec. 13 6pm
Morningside House

Thursday Dec. 14 6pm
Dulles Town Center (full school)

Friday Dec. 15 5:30pm
Heritage Hall

Saturday Dec. 16 2pm
Poets Walk

Tuesday Dec. 19 6:15pm
Loudoun Nursing and Rehab

Wednesday Dec. 20 6pm
Meadow Glen

11/10/2023

๐Ÿฉฐ๐ŸŒŸ Dancer's Spotlight: Meet Eden๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฉฐ

Hey everyone! It's time to shine a spotlight on one of our talented dancers. Get to know Eden a little better as we explore their journey, passion, and dance secrets! โœจ

1๏ธโƒฃ How did you first get into dancing?
I've been through a lot of dance studios with no luck, but I had a passion to dance. After a little break, we found CRSD, and that's where my dance journey truly began.

2๏ธโƒฃ Whatโ€™s your favorite style of dance and why?
I love more modern contemporary because itโ€™s a lot of fun to do on stage, and you get to do a lot of more unique movements. ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ

3๏ธโƒฃ Tell us about a memorable dance performance or competition youโ€™ve been a part of.
My most memorable moments would be last year's Christmas recital and our March recital. Christmas is always my favorite time of year to be dancing. Last year, I had the opportunity to dance a lot, and it was pure happiness. In March, doing my solo part for Celtic Kittens and inspiring a little girl made me so happy and confident about my skills. ๐Ÿ’–

4๏ธโƒฃ Whatโ€™s the most challenging aspect of dance for you, and how do you overcome it?
Confidence is the most challenging aspect for me. Some days you don't get as many compliments, and it can affect your self-confidence. But I remind myself that your worst day doesn't define you.

The rest of the interview continues in comments!

11/06/2023

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ† Performance vs. Competition: Two Sides of Irish Dance! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Ever wondered about the differences between performance Irish dance and competition Irish dancing? Let's take a closer look:

๐ŸŽญ **Performance Irish Dance:** This is all about enchanting audiences! Performances focus on showcasing the art, culture, and entertainment value of Irish dance. Dancers wear eye-catching costumes, tell stories through choreography, and often perform in front of diverse and appreciative crowds.

๐Ÿ† **Competition Irish Dancing:** This is where precision and tradition shine! Competitions emphasize technical excellence, with dancers performing specific, standardized steps. Adjudicators carefully evaluate aspects like timing, posture, and ex*****on. It's a realm of intense skill and dedication.

๐ŸŽถ **Music and Style:** In performance, the music and style can vary widely, allowing for creative expression. In competition, the music is typically fixed for each dance, and precise ex*****on of steps is paramount.

๐Ÿ’ƒ **Costumes:** Performance costumes are often more elaborate and theatrical, designed to captivate the audience. In competitions, costumes adhere to strict guidelines and may vary depending on the type of dance.

๐ŸŒˆ **Audience:** Performances are designed to engage and entertain a wide range of spectators, while competitions are primarily for judges, fellow competitors, and dance enthusiasts.

Both performance and competition Irish dancing are vital to the preservation and promotion of this beautiful art form. Whichever you prefer, or if you love both, Irish dance continues to shine in all its diverse glory! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ€

๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ€

11/05/2023

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ญ Unlocking the Mysteries: Theories Behind Irish Dance Wigs! ๐Ÿ’ญ๐ŸŒŸ

Ever wondered why Irish Dancers wear those iconic curly wigs? Here's a glimpse into the world of speculation and fascination:

๐Ÿงโ€โ™€๏ธ **The Elfin Elegance:** Some believe that Irish dance wigs are inspired by the elegance of the Irish Sidhe (fairies). The perfectly coiled curls are thought to emulate the enchanting hair of these mystical beings.

๐ŸŒพ **Celtic Knot Connection:** The intricate and symmetrical patterns of Irish dance wigs are seen as a nod to Celtic knotwork, which is deeply rooted in Irish culture. It symbolizes the interconnectedness of life and nature.

๐Ÿ€ **Luck of the Irish:** Legend has it that the tight, bouncy curls bring good fortune to dancers. They're said to channel the luck of the Irish, ensuring a successful and spirited performance.

๐Ÿ‘‘ **Regal Resonance:** The regal appearance of Irish dance wigs is often associated with the historical significance of dance in the courts of Irish kings and queens. They reflect a sense of dignity and tradition.

๐Ÿ’ƒ **Dancing Elegance:** Above all, Irish dance wigs add an undeniable charm to each performance. Their allure lies in the way they beautifully frame the face and create a sense of poise and grace.

Whether rooted in folklore, symbolism, or pure aesthetic beauty, Irish dance wigs continue to be an essential and enchanting part of this mesmerizing dance form. What are your thoughts and theories about these captivating wigs? Share your musings! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ€

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11/03/2023

Hard shoes in Irish dance are a crucial component of this traditional art form. Hard shoes are a type of specialized dance shoe designed with hard soles and heels, typically made of fiberglass, composite materials, or leather, which produce distinct tapping and percussive sounds when they strike the floor.

Irish hard shoe dancing is known for its intricate footwork and the rhythmic patterns created by the dancer's feet. The loud, precise sounds produced by the hard shoes are a defining feature of this style of dance.

There are different styles of hard shoe dances in Irish dance, including the hornpipe and the treble jig. Each dance style has its own unique steps, rhythms, and tempo, which challenge the dancer's skill and precision.

Hard shoes play a vital role in Irish dance, and mastering the intricate footwork and rhythms associated with them requires years of practice and dedication. Irish hard shoe dancing is a captivating and lively art form that continues to be celebrated and enjoyed both within the Irish dance community and by audiences around the world.

11/02/2023

๐Ÿก๐Ÿ’š Dancing Proud in Lovettsville, Virginia! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿก

We're thrilled to be a part of the vibrant fabric of our home community, Lovettsville, Virginia. With every graceful twirl and spirited jig, we celebrate our love for Irish dance and the incredible support of our neighbors and friends. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ€

Thank you for standing by us, cheering us on, and joining us on this incredible journey. Your support means the world as we continue to share our passion for dance with our beloved town. ๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŽถ

Stay tuned for more rhythms, more joy, and more community love, right here in Lovettsville. Together, we'll keep the dance alive and thriving! ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰

11/01/2023

We have and updated Instagram page! please check it out and follow us on Instagram! Link is ๐Ÿ‘‡

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11/01/2023

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Where Families and Rhythms Unite! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐ŸŒŸ

At the Celtic Rhythm School of Dance, we're not just a dance family; we're a FAMILY family! For years, we've had the privilege of welcoming whole families into our dance community. Parents, children, siblingsโ€”you name it, they've all shared the stage and the love for Irish dance. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บโค๏ธ

We've seen kids grow up, parents master their steps, and siblings supporting each other through every twirl and tap. It's a testament to the power of dance and togetherness. ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ซ

To all our multi-generational dancers and their families, thank you for letting us be a part of your journey. We're excited to keep the traditions alive and the rhythms flowing for years to come! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘

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11/01/2023

โœจ๐ŸŽ„ From Fall Festivals to Spreading Holiday Cheer! ๐ŸŽ„โœจ

As the fall festival season comes to a close, our hearts are filled with gratitude for 23 years of bringing Irish dance joy to our community๐Ÿ‚

Now, we're gearing up to dance into the holidays! For over two decades, we've been honored to perform at nursing and retirement homes, sharing the spirit of the season with our beloved residents. ๐Ÿกโค๏ธ

The magic of dance transcends all ages, and we can't wait to bring smiles, warmth, and festive rhythms to these special gatherings. ๐ŸŽ…โœจ

Thank you for your support and for allowing us to be a part of your celebrations. Let's make this holiday season unforgettable! ๐ŸŒŸ

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10/31/2023

Friday night we offer Irish dancing beginner through advanced classes. If you have ever wanted to try Irish dancing, NOW is your chance.

Ages are a general guideline, class level is at the discretion of the instructor for each student.

10/31/2023

Tuesday is dedicated to ballet ages 3 to 99! All ages and abilities are welcome. First class is free. Contact us to book your first class today.

Class placement is based on teacher discretion.

10/31/2023

๐Ÿ€ Stepping into the rhythm of the Emerald Isle! ๐Ÿ€

Irish dance isn't just about the moves; it's about connecting with the rich culture and history of Ireland through every step. ๐Ÿ’š

With every click of the hard shoe and grace of the soft shoe, you can feel a deep connection to the heart of Irish traditions. The energy, the music, the camaraderieโ€”it's a world of its own, and loving every moment of it. ๐ŸŽป๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Join us on this journey and embrace the spirit of Ireland with every dance. Let's celebrate the heritage and keep those Celtic rhythms alive! ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŽถ

10/31/2023

๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ƒ Dancing into new friendships! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ

Dance class is more than just steps and routines; it's about the connections we make along the way. We support each other, laugh together, and celebrate each other's progress. It's a wonderful feeling to have a dance family that I can count on both inside and outside the studio. ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ

10/31/2023

Call today to book your first class on us! Ballet Classes and Irish Dance classes available for all ages!

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