Teelin Irish Dance Company

Teelin Irish Dance Company is known for performances that accentuate the energy of Irish dance with cutting edge choreography. From the graceful beauty of jigs and reels, to the thundering beat of percussive dance, a performance by this company leaves audience members at the edge of their seats, wishing for more!

Based in Columbia, Maryland, the Teelin Irish Dance Company has graced stages locally, nationally, and internationally. These world class Irish step dancers have been enthralling audiences with their award-winning choreography since 2001. In addition to numerous performances at public, private and corporate events, Teelin Irish Dance Company is also well known for its original productions of feature-length stage shows: Portraits of Ireland (2006-2011), StepDance (2012-2013), Sláinte (2014), and Celtic Storm (debuted in 2016). Prestigious venues for these productions include the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Stephens Hall Theatre at Towson University, the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park, and the Meyerhoff Auditorium at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The company’s innovative style fuses traditional Irish step dance with contemporary dance, and is the reason that their Director, Maureen Berry, won the 2009 Individual Artist award for Choreography from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), and more recently won the 2016 Howie Award from the Howard County Arts Council. Other career highlights for Ms. Berry include performing with Governor Martin O’Malley, Gaelic Storm (from the hit movie “Titanic”), Eileen Ivers (from Riverdance), at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and touring worldwide with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble.

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Celtic Storm
February 24, 2018
Saturday • 7:00pm

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Teelin dancers who are interested in being considered for a position with the 2017-2018 Company or Junior Troupe, read more here...

The Teelin Irish Dance Company is comprised of champion (prelim or open) level dancers who are 8th grade or older. Rehearsals are held weekly on Tuesday evenings Sep-Apr, and participation in the Company Camp Aug 7-11, 2017, is mandatory for consideration.

Company Audition Requirements:

  • Know “Steps 1-4” treble reels, and Gaelic 2, and dance them with a group.
  • Perform Slap Step Treble Reel as a solo.
  • Know and be ready to demonstrate traveling batter-front-downs, right and left drums, fast lead, and half fast lead.
  • Soft Shoe – perform Point-Point Reel fast, staying in a line of dancers.

Junior Troupe is comprised of champion dancers (or dancers who have at least both hard shoe dances in prizewinner grade) who are in 5th-7th grade. Rehearsals are held on Friday evenings Sep-Apr, and participation in Junior Troupe Camp Aug 7-11, 2017, 10am-12noon, is mandatory for consideration.

Junior Troupe Audition Requirements:

  • Know these four treble reel steps, and dance them with a group: Shite Step, Double Stamp Step, Gaelic 2, and Front Down Treble Reel.
  • Perform Michael Pat Treble Reel as a solo.
  • Know and be ready to demonstrate right and left drums, fast lead, and half fast lead.
  • Soft Shoe – perform Point-Point Reel fast, staying in a line of dancers.

Auditions for the 2017-2018 Company or Junior Troupe will be held on Friday, May 19, 6:00-7:00pm. Advanced online registration is required by May 5.

Audition prep resources are available for Teelin students at this link – http://teelin.com/TSID/logon/step-notation/tidc-audition-resources/

Please direct any questions to angela@teelin.com.