Principal Creative & Performing Arts in San Mateo hosts a weekly Irish Ceili Dance Class on Monday Nights. No experience required. Come dance, sweat, and have a great time! First class free, after that it’s $12 for a single class, or you can purchase a bundle back of classes which could drop the cost to $10/class.
The class is taught by Rebecca Cisin. Rebecca grew up in Washington, DC, and began Irish dancing at the age of 11. She competed in multiple regional and national championships, and has been teaching Irish dance for over a decade. Rebecca has performed alongside internationally renowned Irish musicians such as Riverdance fiddler Eileen Ivers, Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster, Celtic Thunder, Michael Black, and singer/songwriter Melanie O’Reilly. The venues she has appeared at include the White House, Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap National Park, the Sylvan Theater stage at the Washington Monument (on the fourth of July), and the Gaia Arts Center in Berkeley. Rebecca graduated from Mills College in 2009 with a B.A. in philosophy and minor in psychology. After completing her college degree, she worked as a middle school teacher at one of the highest-performing public charter schools in California. She is currently taking Early Childhood Education classes and is passionate about fostering a love of movement, dance, and rhythm in young children.