It’s that time of year again! St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching! The Roberts Academy has a busy calendar for the weekend, with displays booked on Friday and Saturday as well as St Patrick’s Day itself which falls on the Sunday this year.
As in previous years we will be performing at the Irish Club on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as taking part in the annual St Patrick’s Day parade which winds through the city and finishes on Carrington Street. Our dancers will also be performing at several private functions for various Aged Care facilities around Adelaide. These displays always go down well with the residents and allow our dancers the chance to give something back to the community.
If you fancy seeing a bit of Irish dancing, and celebrating St Paddy’s Day in style, make sure you pop along to one of the venues shown below! And if you’re already hosting your own even, but still need dancers, we do still have some times available, so why not email us!
10:00am: St. Pat’s Parade – St. Mary’s College, Grote St to The Irish Club, Carrington St
1:30pm: Irish Club, Carrington Street, Adelaide
2:00pm: Irish Club, Carrington Street, Adelaide
3:30pm till 7:00pm: Para Hills Community Club, 360-370 Bridge Road, Para Hills(Dancing at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30)
Mums getting into the St Patrick’s Day Spirit!
Dancing during the Parade
A tasty treat after all that dancing
The O'Connor Trio & Andrew backstage at the Festival Theatre
RAID dancers take to the Festival Theatre Stage
Three young dancers from the Roberts Academy were lucky enough to dance at Adelaide’s Festival Theatre recently, as part of the Festival of Music. The three brothers took to the same stage as Riverdance, in front of a packed audience.
Gerard, Colm and Patrick O’Connor successfully auditioned back in May, and have been polishing and perfecting their routine for months. They performed a rhythmic hard shoe piece, starting out to music then finishing off with an A Capella Finale. The piece was choreographed specially for the event by their teacher, Andrew Roberts, who watched from side stage in the theatre.
Can’t wait to see them on the DVD!
As usual, the Roberts Academy had a busy St Patrick’s Day weekend, taking part in Adelaide’s St Patrick’s Day parade as well as several dancing displays around the city at the Irish Club as well as Aged Care homes.
Our dancers were up bright and early on Saturday morning to meet in the city for the parade. We were honoured to be following Adelaide’s Rose of Tralee hopefuls. The parade winds along Gouger Street & King William Rd, stopping traffic along the way. Our dancers looked great in costume and entertained the crowd along the way with their dancing. Our first display for Saturday took place in a packed out Irish Club, with the audience having to squish back to make room for us! All our dancers were met with great applause.
It wasn’t all hard work though, as we found time in between to chill out with friends! All in all another fun and productive St Patrick’s Day for the Roberts Academy.
Several of our young dancers had the honor of attending St Mary’s oval on Sunday to act as flag bearers for the Gaelic Football finals.
The dancers lead the teams onto the oval pre-match, carrying the Irish tri-color for the Irish and Australian National Anthems.
Connor and Lauren are shown with the Women’s teams for the afternoon match, while Aishlinn & Bernie were in attendance for the earlier men’s match.
Yet again our End of Year Show was a great success, with all our dancers taking to the stage for one last time in 2011. Thankyou to everyone who took part, from the youngest beginner through to our most experienced championship dancers, it was great to see everyone helping each other out and having fun up on stage.
Our students are currently hard at work learning and practicing their dances for our annual End of Year Concert. Every year we run the show to give our dancers the opportunity to show off their skills to family & friends on a non-competitive stage. The numbers range from the basic Beginner Reel from our youngest dancers, right through to rhythmical show-style troupe numbers from our Open students. Read More