irish girls dancing at YM&YWHA

Irish Step Dancing Delight Seniors

On Sunday, March 1, 2020, members of the Center for Adults Living Well (CALW) at the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) were treated to a lively performance by the New York Studio of Irish Step Dance.

Soraya Hanzus, New York Studio of Irish Step Dance owner, proudly introduced each dancer to our seniors. Several members of the audience were originally from Ireland and greatly appreciated the sounds and sight of their former home.

Róisín Commane, the studio’s in-house musician, explained that the performance consisted of traditional Irish dances, and the Y is one of their favorite places to perform, because they have a chance to showcase their skills and love for Irish step dancing to an eager audience.

CALW members enthusiastically applauded the performance and were grateful for the experience they compared to Riverdance and the Rockettes.

About the Y
Established in 1917, the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) is Northern Manhattan’s premier Jewish community center — serving an ethnically and socio-economically diverse constituency — improving the quality of life for people of all ages through critical social services and innovative programs in health, wellness, education, and social justice, while promoting diversity and inclusion, and caring for those in need.

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