"Backbeat: A Celebration of Irish Music & Dance"


In the space of one wild weekend, our 2015 year-end production has come to an end. We couldn't be prouder of all of you! As we took the stage in Calgary and Lethbridge this weekend, we couldn't help but reflect on all the shows from previous years (we realized this is our 6th major production) and the hard work that has gone into each of them. We performed our first show with a troupe of less than 30 dancers in 2010 and we remember the excitement in the air when you all took the stage for the first time. It's the same excitement that spurred on over 70 of you to beautiful performances this weekend.

We're biased of course, but "Backbeat" was our favourite show so far. We're already in the early planning stages for next year and we know it will be even better! In the meantime, a big thank you to the following individuals without whom these productions would not be possible:

The OIDA Executive and all our OIDA volunteers

The LIDA Executive and all our LIDA volunteers

Maureen, Kerry & Carol: Costuming & props

Lorna, Wendy, Mairead & Nadine: Ticket sales

Al, Owen, Graeme, Jason & Rob: Technical Support, projection, lighting & sound

All our amazing parents and dance families for coming out to support us!

And now on to nationals!


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