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Hungary - Budapest, VI. kerület Jókai utca 15.
Phone:  +36(06) 70-222-2260

CATHERINE GALLAGHER

Growing up in Ireland. Catherine started dance at age 5. attending the renowned Aodh Rua School, and she quickly showed her promise and ability by winning numerous championships throughout the country. This culminated in her winning the all Ireland title at age nine one of the youngest competitors to ever win this prestigious event. Success continued with countless medals at World Championships and it was obvious that she had a very bright future in dance. With the advent of Riverdance Catherine's talents were called upon for a National Touring Company of North America, and she spent the next two years travelling with the show from coast to coast.
From Riverdance she moved on to another show 'Celtic Fusion' continuing to tour the United States. With the growing popularity of Irish dance throughout the World. Catherine saw an opening in Hungary and came here in 2000 to set up a school and share her expertise. As word spread of her new school she was innundated with requests to join and it soon became necessary to set up a waiting list for prospective students. Calls for performances led her to establishing 'Steps Of The Celts' a professional dance group consisting of only her best students.
Today she continues to travel throughout Hungary with her shows while still juggling the demands of running a highly successful dance school. Catherine was not the only member of her family to fid a career in dance as her three brothers tour with both Riverdance and Lord Of The Dance.
 
Steps Of The Celts
Depending on individual request the group can range in numbers. From 4 to 20 dancers and performances can range in length. From 10 mins to a full show of I hour. Drawing on Catherine's talents as a choreographer, the style of the performance is that of traditional Irish dance with a modern twist similar to that seen in both Riverdance and Lord Of The Dance.
Music used can vary from your quintessential jigs and reels to classical pieces. Catherine leads her talented group of dancers in numbers which involve mind numbing speed and grace and her shows have been performed at everything from the opening of hotels to private parties.
The group can be booked for any event whether it be a dance festival or a corporate event by contacting.
 
Dance Workshops
The past year has seen Catherine give workshops in Austria, Poland and Germany and she is always welcome to new requests. It is also possible for prospective students to travel to Budapest.
For private lessons something which is becoming increasingly popular. Another option is for Catherine to choreograph dance pieces for groups or individuals and pass on her expertise through the medium of recorded video.
 

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