Teaching International presents Celtic Dance Workshop

February 05, 2013
Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Teaching International program will present a Celtic Dance Workshop at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 12, 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. A former step dancer, Liz 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, Liz is currently a ceili and set-dancing instructor for the Pittsburgh Ceili Club (PCC). Liz 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, 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.


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Last Updated February 07, 2013