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Danny Tighe School of Irish Dance

The Daniel Tighe School of Irish Dance was formed by Danny Tighe in 1994. Prior to relocating to North Carolina, Danny ran a number of dance schools in Long Island, New York. Danny has been involved in Irish dance since the age of 8. In 1978 Daniel was awarded his Teaching Certificate of Irish Dance. Daniel has performed with The Chieftains, The Wolf Tones, Pat Roper, Frank Paterson and Andy Cooney.Daniel is the first Irish dance teacher in North Carolina. He now has three schools in Raleigh, Wake Forest, and Apex. As the interest for dance picked up, Daniel was asked to choreograph a dance for “Dancing at Lunghnasa”; a play presented by the Raleigh Little Theatre. Ashley House approached Danny about teaching her a routine for the 2001 Miss North Carolina contest. And guess what… She Won! For more information contact Daniel Tighe, Director (919) 562-0616.

Raleigh Scottish Country Dancers
The Raleigh Scottish Country Dancers (RSCD) is a not-for-profit organization promoting and preserving Scottish dancing and culture in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. The Raleigh Scottish Country Dancers provide instruction by teachers certificated by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Edinburgh, Scotland. Classes are conducted weekly for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced dancers. The Raleigh Scottish Country Dancers sponsor country dance balls and other social activities in the Triangle area. The dancers are also available for performances throughout the year. For more information contact the organization by email (
Jo Moore Kalat's School of Scottish Dance

Established in Cary in 1992, the School is owned by Jo Moore Kalat, a member of the British Association of teachers and dance and an adjudicator for the Scottish Official Board. Her students have won over 20 major championships, including the United States Interregional Championship.

Jo Moore’s School of Scottish Dance was established to provide a positive and supportive atmosphere in which students can learn Highland dancing. The school has a strong winning history in competition, but winning is not the goal of the program. Jo teaches the skills that produce achievement. For more information contact Jo Moore Kalat, Director (919) 380-1544.