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Tigh na Creige Dancers

Scottish American Society

Christie Urquhart Walsh, Director

345 South Rose Blvd.
Akron, Ohio  44313
Tel.:  330-867-1030

Christie Walsh


Hi Everyone:

Summer is winding down and so are my free Scottish dance classes. There are three more free Tuesday classes (8/13, 8/20 & 8/27)

Scottish 1's & 2's are from 4-5pm

Scottish 3's are from 3-4 pm (Unless that doesn't work - please let me know. I can do Mondays later in the evening)

If you haven't already done so please sign up for fall classes, registration for continuing students has started and ends on 8/19. After that date I can't guarantee you a spot because Open Registration begins and anyone can sign up. Also remember you get 1/2 off your Scottish class after signing up for another class. In fact, I would highly recommend that all Scottish 3's take the Scottish Nationals class as I will be teaching hornpipes and jigs (I only teach these dances every 3 years)!

Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Alumni, anyone over 16 years of age - I'm adding an Adult Scottish Country Dance Class from 7:30-8:30 pm. Classes start September 9th! You can try the first class out for free! After that you will have to purchase a fitness pass which you can buy by the month, 6-month or the year at a very affordable rate.



Tigh na Creige Dancers Perform at 2010 St. Andrews Dinner

Becky Mitchell is in blue and Andrea Woloch is in green. They are dancing the Strathspey and Highland Reel.

Photo by Bill Kennedy
Photo by Bill Kennedy

Kate Walsh dances The Lilt.

Photo by Bill Kennedy

Rachel Pace dances the Sword Dance.

Photo by Bill Kennedy

Under the direction of Christie Urquhart Walsh, the following dancers performed beautifully for the St. Andrews Dinner held at Two Club Golf:  Becky Mitchell, Andrea Woloch, Kate Walsh, Mary Walsh, Ann Walsh, and Joe Walsh. 
As always, the dancers added greatly to the evening's enjoyment.


Christie Urquhart Walsh is a certified B.A.T.D. Dance Instructor of Highland and National Branches.  She teaches and directs performances of the Tigh na Creige dance group and has classes from Beginners through Premier performers. 
Christie was our Rose & Thistle Award winner for 2007.  She has instructed and managed the Tigh na Creige dancers for many years.  A top award winning dancer herself, she and her group perform in many venues, including a recent performance in conjunction with the Akron Symphony Orchestra.  She uses such opportunities to convey information about the Scottish Culture to those who are not familiar with it. Christie's father is the Chief of Clan Urquhart and she is the head of that clan in this area.  Christie and husband Tim have three daughters and a son, all involved with the art of Highland Dance.


Recent performances of the dancers include appearing at the Iris Restaurant Burns Dinner, the St. Andrews Dinner put on by the Scottish American Society, and the Taste of Scotland Event.  They also perform yearly at our Celtic Beltane Festival - this year on May 30th.  This is in addition to the many dance competitions throughout the area.

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