A St. Patrick’s Day Irish Step Show Featuring Long-Time Boston Celtic Rock Band Tin Can Hooley
Date: Sun., March 15, 2020
Time: Show at 3:00 PM, Doors open at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $19 | $27
Groups of six or more automatically receive 20% off per ticket. No coupon required. Must process as one order.
Renowned Boston Celtic rock band Tin Can Hooley will join forces with BoSoma School of Dance Irish Step dancers to celebrate and spread their love of Irish culture. Under the direction of award-winning Irish Step instructor Pattie Hunter, this incredible live music and dance show features talented dancers ages 5 to 18, performing traditional reels and jigs.
The combination of traditional Irish step dance and Celtic music offers an exhilarating, energy-packed day out with family and friends to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
This is a family-friendly performance, suitable for all ages.
90-minute show including intermission.
TIN CAN HOOLEY
Long-time Boston Celtic rock band, Tin Can Hooley, has been “rockin” the Irish music scene since the late 1990’s. Tin Can Hooley combines the 1950’s Dudley Square Dance Hall sound with a raw edge of modern music. With raucous piano, backed by old-style snare drumming, Tin Can Hooley is led by a medley section that is second to none. By far the best music to accompany a performance of live Irish Step Dancing!
THE LAST CALL FOUNDATION
Donations for the Last Call Foundation will be accepted during check out when purchasing tickets. Band leader, Ben Upton is also a Boston Firefighter. The Last Call Foundation, which was founded by Kathy Crosby-Bell in honor of her son and Ben’s colleague, fallen firefighter Michael Kennedy, who along with Fire Lieutenant Edward Walsh died battling the nine-alarm fire on March 26, 2014 in Boston’s Back Bay. This tragedy highlighted the unique challenges facing firefighters. The Last Call Foundation is committed to identifying and addressing these challenges to enhance firefighters’ ability to safely and effectively fight fires and protect each of us.
Pattie Hunter grew up in Boston and began Irish Step Dancing at the age of five. Pattie is an award-winning champion dancer who has successfully competed both nationally and internationally, including the All-World Championships held in Galway, Ireland. Pattie is a certified T.C.R.G. and a member of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of New England, the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America and An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin, Ireland. Pattie is currently on the faculty of BoSoma School of Dance as well as Mass Motion Dance Boston, Metrowest and Sturbridge.
PATTIE HUNTER | IRISH STEP INSTRUCTOR
KATHERINE HOOPER | OWNER
For nearly 20 years, critically acclaimed dancer, choreographer and educator Katherine Hooper has made an indelible mark on the lives of her students, her dancers, and her community. As artistic director of BoSoma Dance Company and owner of the BoSoma School of Dance in Hamilton and Georgetown, MA, her mission has always been clear: to provide a positive, inspiring environment where students, performers, and the audience are free to explore dance as a vehicle to learn more about the world around them, to explore their own identity and to approach life, music or art in a different way.
STEPHANIE BOISVERT | DIRECTOR
Stephanie Boisvert received the bulk of her dance training at Melissa Hoffman Dance Center in Hudson, NH. As a teenager she had the opportunity to travel to Namibia, Africa on outreach missions, performing and teaching in schools throughout the country, which ignited her passion for community dance education. She graduated summa cum laude from Suffolk University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History. As a professional, Stephanie has previously danced with Hyperbole Dance and has been a member of BoSoma Dance Company since May 2013. With BoSoma, she has had the opportunity to dance in festivals at Boston Common, on the New England Conservatory stage, and within art exhibits at the Peabody Essex Museum. Stephanie spent four years in the public school system, establishing the Dance Program at Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, MA. She is now the Director of the BoSoma School of Dance.