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The Whyte School Irish Step Dancing History


Now in its 11th year of operation, the Whyte School of Irish Step Dancing is run by Lori Whyte TCRG, Dawn Terry, and MaryAnne Lagan—all of whom are national champions with combined experience of over 30 years. Our school was founded on our belief that Irish Step Dancing offers rewards that are unique among all forms of dance. Our mission is to give students an appreciation of the art form and of Irish culture, the discipline that is required for the intricate steps of the dance, the satisfaction of persevering, and the opportunity to form friendships that can last a lifetime.

Over the past decade, the school has grown from 50 students to more than 120 students and now serves dancers from Natick, Needham, Wellesley, Framingham, Hopkinton, Sudbury, Millis, Dover, Wayland, Ashland, Sherborn, Medfield, and West Roxbury. Students range in age from five to 18 years and in skill level from beginner to championship categories. We currently do not offer adult classes.

Parents are encouraged to see their child’s progress at our periodic “Watch Days.” Students participate in a recital each year and also enjoy the opportunity to perform in numerous cultural festivals and parades, as well as at schools, nursing homes, and birthday parties.

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