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Irish Step Dancers to perform

3/13/2008 —

The O'Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dancers will perform at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 17, in the Multipurpose Room of Penn State Lehigh Valley, Fogelsville. This is one of several multicultural events at Penn State Lehigh Valley which are designed to bring an understanding of cultural acceptance throughout the campus community.  

The O'Grady-Quinlan Academy, founded in January 2005, represents an exciting merger between the Lehigh Valley's two established and successful Irish dance schools: the Maureen O'Grady School of Irish Dance, and the Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance. The former opened its doors in 1992 and the latter in 2000, infusing the new venture with almost two decades of combined teaching and business experience in the profession.

Maureen O'Grady and Colleen Schroeder share a common vision – to help children reach their full potential as Irish step dancers, through a teaching environment that strives for competitive excellence while affirming the importance of positive life values and fun in the process. These two instructors have taught over 2,000 students over 18 years, qualified scores of students for the highest level competition, and built solid and lasting ties in the Lehigh Valley and Irish Dance communities.

For more information, contact Cindy Nguyen, coordinator of student affairs, at 610-285-5042.

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