Fancy Footwork

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

The clamor of Irish dance shoes and the sound of Celtic music will fill the Thomas Worthington High School auditorium Thursday night.

The students of the Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance in Dublin will perform in the 2010 recital, "Colours of Dance." Renowned Irish dance instructor Ann Richens choreographed the program, which features a mix of traditional and contemporary arrangements.

"Irish dancing is generally exciting and energetic, and people really enjoy watching it," Richens said. "We have a very interesting recital. It is more of a concert than a recital."

The performance includes dancers ages 5-18, ranging from beginners to world qualifiers.

"Our dancers are very well-prepared and, although their dance is very simple, it is also very well done," Richens said. "Our senior dancers put on a good show."

The Irish Dance Association of Columbus is sponsoring the lively, two-hour celebration. Advance tickets are available at

Event information

The Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance 2010 Recital
  • WHEN: Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE: Thomas Worthington High School Auditorium, 300 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Worthington
  • PRICE: $10 for advance tickets; $12 at the door