It's that time of year again for every Irish dancer, the time of rivers turning green and everyone being very fond of Guiness! It is, of course, St. Patrick's Day! And this year, was a very special St. Patrick's Day for one of our regular Troupe members as it was our very own Grace's 18th birthday party!
This year, Troupe Ellis-Parr kicked off the celebrations for Paddy's day on Friday 16th with a display in West Hamptead at The Green Room Bar & Eatery. The Green Room is managed by one of our Ellis-Parr parents and we were delighted to be invited to dance for their customers, especially with a couple of our dancers from the beginners class in attendance too!
We followed up this display with a performance on Saturday afternoon for a wedding. As always, it is a priveledge to be invited to perform at a couples' big day and we made sure to make the performance perfect for them. We had one final display at our usual venue of the Haston Catholic Club, before we all headed to Grace's to celebrate her birthday.
This year our Paddy's day wasn't as busy has it has been in previous years, but we couldn't let our Grace celebrate her birthday without her Troupe buddies. Next year, we'll just have to make sure we are extra busy!