Riverdance stars on way to Koroit for first-time Irish dance spectacular

The Christine Ayres School of Irish Dancing won two Irish dancing world championships in 2012. In 2017, the school won four national titles at the Australian Championships in Adelaide.
The Christine Ayres School of Irish Dancing won two Irish dancing world championships in 2012. In 2017, the school won four national titles at the Australian Championships in Adelaide.

A Riverdance veteran will be among the performers taking centrestage for the Irish Dance Spectacular at this year’s Koroit Irish Festival.

The dance spectacular will headline the Saturday of the festival, which is being held from April 27-29.

It will feature dancers from the Christine Ayres School of Irish Dancing

The Irish Dance Spectacular will feature dancers from the Christine Ayres School of Irish Dancing in Melbourne, including former Riverdance lead dancer Liam Ayres.

Irish-born Sydney singer Damien Leith has also been confirmed for the festival, and will headline the Great Irish Singalong on the Friday night.

Koroit Irish Festival president Chris Evans said organisers were thrilled with the festival line-up.

“We are over the moon really. It’s going to be a great festival. The Irish Dance Spectacular is going to be an amazing highlight of the festival.” Visit www.koroitirishfestival.com.au for tickets.