2021   May 27

Dance Documentation in Isolation
online with the Boston Center for the Arts

July 8, 15, 22

Hop Jigs Workshop with Live Music
Featuring live music, learn original hop jig steps, co-taught by Jackie O'Riley & Rebecca McGowan.

Solo steps and group dances in hop jig time have almost entirely died out, though in records from the 18th and 19th centuries, there are many references to dancing in this meter. With the strong emphasis on the first beat in the measure, hop jigs have a distinct punch, making them a delight to dance to. We composed these steps to match the melody of the tune, and in a nod to the older practice of including a social “refrain” or “around the house” in step dances, we did this on the B parts.

This is a mixed-level workshop for dancers with at least basic hard shoe experience. Bring a dance board (such as a piece of plywood: recommended length 3’) and hard-soled shoes.

Thursdays July 8, 15, 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Register here!

Outdoors in the center of Arlington
& in case of inclement weather, online via zoom.


January 18

Hometown Release Screening and Q&A

Boston Celtic Music Festival

Club Passim
Cambridge, MA

2020   January 16

Reels on the Board

Motion State Dance Film Series

Providence, RI

International Council for Traditional Music Conference

Cork, Ireland

March 6

Reels on the Board

Motion State Dance Festival

Providence, RI

November 23


online from Halifax, NS

2021   January 16

Boston Celtic Music Festival
online with Club Passim


Leitrim Dance Festival