GUEST PERFORMERS WITH WORLD-RENOWNED ENTERTAINER DANIEL O'DONNELL ON HIS "BACK HOME AGAIN" TOUR AT THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUDITORIUM AND THE LETHBRIDGE ENMAX CENTRE

ENTERTAINERS AT THE ALBERTA PC PARTY CONVENTION OPENING CEREMONIES AT THE TELUS CONVENTION CENTRE

GUEST PERFORMERS THE ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES OPENING CEREMONIES AT THE LETHBRIDGE ENMAX CENTRE

FEATURED AT CALGARY'S GLOBALFEST AND INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS SHOW, TD MAINSTAGE

FEATURED IN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATIONS AT THE JACK SINGER CONCERT HALL, CALGARY

  Backbeat  Irish Dancers are high-level competitors and experienced performers. We offer a professional show that celebrates traditional Irish dance (made famous by shows like Riverdance & Lord of the Dance), with a modern twist. Backbeat  is available for corporate and private functions and offers ticketed performances in the southern Alberta area.

Backbeat  Irish Dancers are students at the Possak Hampshire Academy who all hail from Okotoks, Calgary, Lethbridge, and the southern Alberta area. The current cast includes internationally-ranked dancers and dancers that have placed in the top three in Western Canada and the top ten in North America.

 

100% of the proceeds raised from Backbeat performances go to supporting these dancers as they travel annually to compete at the Western Canadian, North American and World Irish Dance Championships. 

2018-19 CAST

 
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"We absolutely loved Backbeat! We were so impressed with the speed of the tapping and the precision of the movement... all performed with confidence and joy!"

"Your show was fantastic.  The colour, choreography,and the way the dancers handled themselves was just brilliant... be proud, all of you."

 

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BREE | DANCE CAPTAIN

An Open Champion, NAFC Belt qualifier, and four-time World qualifier, Bree began dancing at the age of 6. She has competed at the North American Championships every year since 2011, and at the World Championships in London in 2014, Glasgow in 2016 and Dublin in 2017. She has ranked three times in the top 5 in Western Canada, with a highest placing of 3rd. Bree has also performed with studio2stage in New York and has been accepted to join the Riverdance Summer School this July in Boston.