“Failte” (“Welcome”) from the Lincoln Irish Dancers! Our mission is “to heighten awareness and appreciation of traditional Irish dance, and to celebrate Irish culture” here in Lincoln, Nebraska and surrounding areas. We are a non-profit, volunteer-run cultural interest organization offering dance classes, performances, education and social events for our members.
Our first class was held in the Fall of 1996 and our group was formed in March of 1997. This Fall we will celebrate 25 years of Irish dance in the community! We offer classes in Irish dancing to the public, and also perform locally and regionally at such venues as cultural fairs, retirement homes, schools and private events. At least once a year we put on a public dance, known as a céilí (“KAY-lee”), with easy dances (instruction provided) and live Irish music. It’s our way of providing an authentic Irish party similar to what our friends in Ireland might enjoy. This event will be advertised on our website and through social media.
See our Classes page for more information!
We hold classes at Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr., Lincoln, Nebraska. Eastridge is a short distance north of 56th and A on the east side of 56th Street. General class information and special COVID-related announcements may be found on our Classes page. MASKS are required.
We invite you to have a look around our site and get to know us! Information on how to sign up for a class, book or attend a performance or view our photo gallery is available on the corresponding pages. You may find yourself among the many fans of Irish dance who not only enjoy watching it, but participating in it as well!
2020 dance team is ALL IN!
Instructor: Laura Nettland
Laura has been with Lincoln Irish Dancers since the very first class in 1996! She has served many years on the L.I.D. Board, committees, and helped with various projects. Laura enjoys choreographing Irish dance numbers, teaching classes, producing video, M.C.-ing and, of course, performing. In addition to her 25 years serving within L.I.D., she has also taken classes in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe, Tap, Hip Hop, Scottish Country and Highland, and has a long history in community theater. Laura is also a student at Dowds Irish Dance Academy and a recent medal winner in Irish dance competitions in three states.
In Memory of Terri Heckman – 1956-1921
We honor the memory of our long-time member Terri Heckman, one of our most enthusiastic supporters. For 20 years Terri ably served our organization in many roles and unofficial duties to help preserve and promote the LID mission and legacy. Our sympathies go to Terri’s family and to all others who loved and miss her.
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2020-2021 Board Members:
President: Robin McClanahan
Vice President: Edie Skelton
Secretary: Betsy Howe
Treasurer: Marti Thomson
At-Large: Sandy Stark
Booking Coordinator: Robin McClanahan, Betsy Howe
Show Coordinators: Laura Nettland, Sandy Stark
Communication Coordinator: Betsy Howe
Costume Committee: Betsy Howe
Website design: Robin McClanahan and Edie Skelton
Publicity Committee: Betsy Howe and Edie Skelton
PHRASE: An bhfuil tu damhsa liom?
PRONOUNCED: on will two dowsa lum
MEANING: Would you like to dance with me?