History

Irish dance is for all ages and levels!

The Steel School of Irish Dance was founded in 1981 by Carol Del Bianco in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has since expanded to hold Irish dance classes in Surrey, Cloverdale and White Rock.  The school was taken over by Carol's daughter Jacquelyn Hardychuk in 2009.  From a small group of less than 20 dancers, the school is now home to over 100 students!



Dancers at Steel School range in age from 4 to adult and classes range in level from new beginner through open championship.  Since the school opened, dancers have competed and been successful at Regional, National and the International level.



The Steel School of Irish Dance is a competitive school.  Although competitions are not necessary, students at the school are encouraged to compete in both local and out of town feissanna (competitions) as much as possible.  There are, however, students in the school who do not wish to compete, and recreational classes for those less interested in competition are offered as well!



Dancing in the community and sharing our love for Irish dance is very important to us.  When we're not competing, you can often find us dancing at various venues throughout the year.  Dancers from the school perform at weddings, birthdays, community festivals, trade fairs and nursing homes just to name a few!

 

With all the preparation, performances, competitions and travel, both the dancers and their families develop life long friendships!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement:

 

  • Commitment to Excellence

We will create a distinctive and unique experience while providing each individual the opportunity to learn the art of Irish dance in a positive and inspiring environment.  We provide every student a solid foundation for dance and help every student to discover their strengths and to reach their own personal potential. 

 

 

  • Commitment to Inspire

We encourage all of our dancers to be goal oriented so they can feel a positive sense of accomplishment at every stage of their dancing journey.  Living, learning, teaching, creating and developing an appreciation for dance.

 

 

  • Commitment to Team

Together we learn and grow!  We place the highest value on respect - respect for each other and respect for ourselves.

Our hope is to provide each student with an everlasting experience that will be looked 

back upon as an important and special part of their life!

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