Former “Riverdance” Cast Member and World Champion Opens Irish Dance School In Green Brook

Irish dancing comes to Green Brook this fall, when Heritage Irish Dance Company opens its doors to dancers of all levels at its new studio located in Sansone Plaza, 319 Rt. 22 East, Green Brook.
The school will offer several free classes including a demonstration of hard and soft-shoe dancing, a trial class for prospective new students and a discussion with parents on September 6th, 7th and 8th at 6 pm. Classes are open to boys and girls ages 2.5 to 18.
Classes will be taught by Amy Siegel Loxley of Bridgewater, formerly of Warren, World Champion Irish Dancer and former cast member of “Riverdance the Show” and “Riverdance on Broadway,” and her team of licensed Irish dance teachers. Ms. Siegel Loxley, one the few American women to have won the World Championships of Irish Dance, has performed in countless cities across the United States and Canada. She studied Irish dance under the tutelage of Peter Smith for 18 years before passing her Irish Dance Teacher’s and Adjudicator’s Exams in 2001 and 2009 respectively.
Heritage Irish Dance Company dancers have performed at Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, Rutgers Athletic Center, The Prudential Center, Madison Square Garden and at countless local venues.
After winning the All-Ireland and North American Championships, Heritage Irish Dance Company alumna and assistant teacher, Sarah Oldam, is currently touring with “Riverdance.” Each year Heritage Irish Dance Company sends between 15 and 20 dancers to Ireland or Scotland to compete in the World Championships of Irish Dance.
Irish dance is a cultural art form made popular by such long-running shows as “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance.” As well as being enjoyable, Irish dancing is a way for young people to make friends, keep fit and learn about Irish culture. “Organized physical activity has been shown to be an important part of every child’s social, intellectual and physical development,” said instructor Loxley. “Boys and girls who take Irish dance learn valuable skills such as team work, goal setting and discipline that will follow them well into adulthood. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to open an Irish dance studio and I look forward to many years of teaching future generations of ‘Riverdancers!’”
Call Amy at 732-690-4098 or email info@heritageirishdance.com for more information.

(above) Amy Siegel Loxley, with champion student and assistant teacher, Sarah Oldam.

Students performing at the Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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