WHO WE ARE
Based on the beautiful coastline of Northern New South Wales, Cape Byron Celtic Dance strives to produce a fun, friendly and family filled atmosphere where creativity is the key.
Specialising in traditional Scottish and Irish dance, along side original performance choreography pieces that incorporate all Celtic Dance forms.
Since being established back in 1992 Cape Byron Celtic Dance has been participating in all areas of performance from Celtic Festivals and formal events, to teaming up with Celtic bands, producing successful competitive dancers locally and internationally.
When we're not performing as Cape Byron Celtic Dance, we often appear as 'The Piglets' alongside the award-winning eleven piece Celtic band, Murphy's Pigs.
Cape Byron Celtic Dance have performed at numerous festivals, venues and events, including:
The Australian Celtic Festival
Gympie Music Muster
Tamworth Country Music Festival
Queensland Celtic Festival
Tara Culture & Camel Racing Festival
Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Festival
Winton Way Out West Fest
The International Highland Dancing Festival Australia
Kingaroy Bacon Festival
Redfest Strawberry Festival
Bony Mountain Folk Festival
Twin Towns Services Club
Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival
CLASSES WE OFFER
At Cape Byron Celtic Dance we practice both Irish and Highland styles of dance. We pride ourselves on our intricate choreography pieces where we incorporate both Irish and Highland styles. If you have any questions regarding classes and what would suit you, please call or send a message via the Contact tab.
Catering for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Molly Armstrong (Registered TCRG - pictured right) leads all Irish dance classes. We mostly create choreography pieces for performances, often paired with other styles such as highland dance. We have classes for beginners of all ages and can also cater to students wanting to dance competitively.
Highland classes are lead by Karen Armstrong (SOBHD) and assistant teacher Brehahn Tulloch. Teaching and practicing traditional highland dances for competitions, as well as creating choreography pieces in the highland style. Often paired with Irish style dance to create multifaceted performance pieces.
CBCD - DUBBO (NEW)
2021 sees the launch of a new initiative for Cape Byron Celtic Dance... Expanding to Dubbo in the Central West of NSW! Karen Armstrong (SOBHD) will be leading the way once again and providing classes in both Scottish and Irish dance styles.
Upcoming Events & Performances
- Sat, Mar 20Fortitude ValleyMar 20, 6:30 PM GMT+10Fortitude Valley, 312-318 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, AustraliaIf you like singing your heart out, stamping your feet, dancing like a loon or just wallowing in guilt-free revelry then this is one journey you will want to take. Come and celebrate everything Celtic with Murphy's Pigs & The Piglets! Featuring Special Guest Mirusia
The latest at CBCD...
CBCD EXPANDS TO DUBBO!
2021 sees the launch of a new initiative for our school... Expanding to Dubbo in the Central West of NSW!
Karen Armstrong will be leading the way once again and providing classes in the Celtic traditions of Scotland and Ireland. Growing up in Dubbo and learning Highland Dance there at a young age has made returning quite nostalgic for Karen, and it is exciting now to offer the Central West a dance option that has been missing for a long time. If you would like more information, please send through your details in the Contact tab.