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2018-03-14 / Local News

Clann Na Cara participates in Community Day


Members of Clann Na Cara Irish Dance participate in their annual Community Day by visiting nursing home and assisted-living facilities in the area. In the back row, from left, are Teagan Costello and Riley Mitchell. In the front row are a resident from Heathwood Assisted Living and Sofia Burns. Members of Clann Na Cara Irish Dance participate in their annual Community Day by visiting nursing home and assisted-living facilities in the area. In the back row, from left, are Teagan Costello and Riley Mitchell. In the front row are a resident from Heathwood Assisted Living and Sofia Burns. Clann Na Cara Irish Dance, which is located in Kenmore, participated in its annual Community Day earlier this month. Dancers traveled to various nursing homes, assisted living facilities and retirement communities around Western New York and put on a performance of Irish dance, free of charge.

The group has dancers ranging from ages 5 to 18, and this year it fielded three separate teams of dancers performing in not only the Ken-Ton area, but also Lancaster, Williamsville, Hamburg and Orchard Park.

The dancers not only did a few jigs and reels, but they also spent a little time with their audience to say “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” and present them with a handmade St. Patrick’s Day card.

According to Clann Na Cara Irish Dance, Community Day means so much to the dancers and parents involved, and donating their talents and smiles is an important part of their school culture and a great way to kick off their busiest month of the year.

For opportunities to see them dance, visit www.BuffaloIrishDance.com.

Those interested in trying Irish dance can participate in the four-week mini-session planned by Clann Na Cara. Information on the mini-session can be found at www.Buf faloIrishDance.com.

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