Music is the heart and soul of the dancing, and a family of musicians evolved into a family of dancers. The Kelly Irish Dancers had their origins in the family living room as the music came together for St. Patrick's Day one year. Children and grandchildren could not help dancing to the rousing tunes flying around the room. Before long, the mothers and grandmothers learned the dancing too, and with the addition of a few more friends, a dance school was born.
Since 2001, the Kelly Irish Dancers have delighted audiences in retirement homes, schools, and around the community with their light-hearted traditional Irish Step Dancing. Dancers of all ages perform together in an art form that brings young and old together in toe-tapping fun.
Margaret Evans has danced with her family and friends for over twenty years. She has studied Irish Step Dancing at various locations around the country, and occasionally adds music and story-telling to the classes offered by the Kelly Irish Dancers. Classes take place in the historic Valley Prairie Hall in Chattaroy, Washington.