Spokane Irish Dancers gear up for Spokane’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Irish step dancers have been entertaining audiences for centuries. You might be familiar with on popular style, hornpipe, thanks to the show Riverdance.

Amy Vogel, owner of Spokane Irish Dancers explained, “the hard shoes, are definitely just for Irish dancers so it’s close to clogging.”

You don’t have to travel to Ireland to learn the moves, though. Vogel has been teaching students at Spokane Irish Dancers for 4 years in invited KXLY 4’s Caroline Flynn to take class to learn the basics.

Caroline had no prior experience, but was in good company.

“I was 19 when I started, after I gave up basketball and softball,” said Vogel. “I had to dance with younger kids but I just kept going and going and going and I haven’t stopped since.”

It truly is never too late to take up a new passion.

Spokane Irish Dancers has classes for toddlers to adults.