St. Paddy's Show 2023
Info for our Dance Families
March 3 & 4, 2023
Jones Theater (in Daggy Hall)
On the campus of WSU, Pullman, WA
Riverdance on the Palouse! Dance, sing, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Rince na Grá Irish Dancers.
FEATURES OF THIS YEAR’S SHOW
Seventy Irish Dancers!
Dol Baran Irish Band in a couple of numbers. Dol Baran is Katie Bouma’s local group. They were playing for NSA “Windys” and Christ Church History Conferences long before most of us moved here.
The Logos School Honor Choir will perform two traditional Irish folk songs.
Grade-level Irish dancers will perform in both shows (Beginner thru Champs). The shows on Friday and Saturday are exactly the same. All dancers are performing in each show.
“Intro Irish” classes (for first-year Irish dancers) are NOT in this show but will be in the PREP Show in May.
DON'T KNOW YOUR DAUGHTER'S CLASS/LEVEL?
Here is a list of all the dancers in the show and their class/grade level.
COSTUMES (coming soon)
Costume requirements were emailed to all performers. You may also find your individual class info on these documents...
-- Novice 1
-- Novice 2
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE
Please direct folks to one of those places.
Again, the shows on Friday and Saturday are exactly the same. All dancers are performing in each show.
DRESS REHEARSAL ON THURSDAY
No Irish classes on Thursday and Friday, March 2 & 3
Call Times for the Dress Rehearsal:
4:30 PM -- Directors arrive
4:45 PM -- Call time for teachers and leads
5:00 PM -- Call time for all other dancers
5:30-8:30 PM -- Rehearse on the stage
Beginners and Intermediate dancers will be dismissed at 7:30 pm
What to Wear: This is covered in the individual costume info sheet for each class (on the website, HERE)
What to Do:
Place your personal belongings in the area assigned to your class.
Begin stretching your feet as space allows.
Read, write, or chat quietly, but stay in your seat.
Beginners Will be Done at 7:30: We will try to have the Beginners out of there by 7:30 PM. We will still be running the show, so come into the theater to pick up your dancer. If we’re not quite finished with their part, you’ll be able to watch a bit of the show.
SHOWS -- FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Call Time for the Shows:
4:30 PM - Directors arrive at 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - Call time for Teachers and lead dancers
5:15 PM - Call time for all dancers
6:00 - 7:30 PM - Showtime!
Saturday Tear Down:
All Irish teachers and TA's plan on staying until we are out of the theater (our deadline is 9:00pm)
SHOW PROGRAM & SONG SHEETS
Our show program will be available online soon. We will post a QR code at various locations around the Jones Theater for the audience, but we will not have printed programs at the show.
We will print a souvenir program for each dancer which will be available in the studio after the show.
During the show, the audience will be invited to join in the singing of a traditional Irish hymn, Be Thou My Vision.
VIDEO & PHOTOS
Feel free to take pictures on stage after the show.