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An Irish dancer’s Christmas wish list

It’s December and for many people that means it’s time to do Christmas shopping. We’ve put together some Irish dance specific gift ideas. Add your own in the comments. Merry [...]

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The Celtic Arts

“Celtic culture has played an immense part in the world of music and dance. Its rich traditions are passed down from generation to generation, and it is important to preserve and celebrate [...]

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Practicing at home – a not-so-secret, secret to sucess

When I was a kid, I HATED practicing at home. Whether for piano, violin or Irish dance, I avoided at home practice as best I could. It was hard, and there was a time where I had to practice in [...]

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Fundy Feis weekend 2018

For most people, the long weekend in August is a celebration of our city. While there is some of that for Irish dancers too, it also represents our big weekend of dance each year. This year we [...]

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Inaugural Tide Pride Award

At Rising Tide, we work hard to create a fun, spirited and supportive community for everyone at Rising Tide. Each year our coaches sign codes of conduct, and we ask our dancers to do the same. We [...]

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Celebrating dance for NDW

Yesterday wrapped up another National Dance Week in Canada and marked International Dance Day. We love celebrating dance with Rising Tide and our Irish dance community all year, but it’s [...]

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New coaching staff

Exciting news at Rising Tide – our coaching staff is growing! We’re thrilled to welcome Stephanie McEwan and Meghan Quinn to the team and welcome back Brooke McKenzie. All three dancers [...]

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La fheile Padraig sona dhuit (Happy St. Patrick’s Day)

This year was a busy and fun St. Patrick’s Day. First up was an Irish lesson with our friend Kieran who is taking Irish Studies at St. Mary’s University. We learned all sorts of [...]

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Rising Tide Olympics

The fun and hard work never stops at Rising Tide! During the 2018 Winter Olympics we held out own version of the games and it was a great two weeks. Medals were awarded for in class challenges [...]

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Adult advanced class