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The next best thing to flying is céilí dancing with Patricia Townsend at Siamsa! Exercise, fun and music - all wrapped into one dynamic package. With no lack of creativity and new twists to traditional set dancing, you will be twirling and spinning with the best. Come and enjoy a great class and lift your spirits with a dance and tunes provided by Paul Legrand.


Patricia began Irish dancing with the Bernadette Short School of Irish Dancing at the age of 4, in NDG. Her mom introduced her to a beginner class and Patricia immediately fell in love with the dance. From then on she would dance at every opportunity: recitals, St. Patrick's Day shows, and school variety shows.


In 2004 Patricia became more interested in competitive Irish dancing, and she attended her first Eastern Canadian Oireachtas, a regional Irish dance championship.  She would eventually compete at the North American National and World Championships. In 2012 Patricia attended her last competition, and has now to come full circle. She is currently working towards her Irish dance teachers certification- a life long goal, and would like to pass on her love for Irish dancing to others.