Teaching International to present Celtic Dance Workshop

Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Teaching International program will present a Celtic Dance workshop at 12:15 on Thursday, April 18, in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center.

Liz Shovlin Grinko will perform the workshop. Shovlin Grinko is a certified ceili dance instructor, as sanctioned by An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha, The Irish Dancing Commission, based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. A former step dancer, Shovlin Grinko spent nine years as a teacher's assistant and performance moderator for the Burke Irish Centre Dancers in Pittsburgh. In addition to teaching with the Shovlin Academy, she is currently a ceili and set-dancing instructor for the Pittsburgh Ceili Club. She also calls the ceili and set dances every Tuesday at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle as well as PCC's monthly ceilidh and Pittsburgh Irish Festival.

Each year, Penn State Greater Allegheny’s teaching International Program, strongly committed to the University's internationalization initiatives, has adopted a country or region of the world as a common focus to inspire teaching and scholarship. This year's focus is on the Celtic Nations. More than 20 faculty and staff members are cooperating to explore and reflect on various aspects of the history, culture, and economic, social, and political reality of this region. Course lectures, student research projects, public debates, service learning activities, theater productions, films and guest lectures will help students, faculty, and guests to learn about this area of the world. The theme for the 2012-13 academic year is water.

Last Updated April 17, 2013