Fundraiser For Belisama Irish Dance School Feb. 25

Belisama Irish Dance with Director Adrienne Bellis, 2nd from right and Assistant Director Celia Bassett, 3rd from left. Courtesy photo


Join the Belisama Irish Dance School for a  lively afternoon of ceili dancing (Irish social dance), live music, a short Irish dance demonstration and refreshments to help fund the Belisama Irish Dance Company’s future performances and new costumes. A Girl Scout Fun Patch will be offered for those Girl Scouts joining the fun!

The event is 2-4 p.m. Saturday Feb. 25 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 North Sage St.

Meet the dancers, then participate and learn some ceili dance yourself! Special guests Billy Turney and Lucinda Sydow of Chili Line Accordions will provide traditional tunes in a fun environment for the whole family.

Billy Turney and Lucinda Sydow of Chili Line Accordions on Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland. Courtesy photo

Tickets are $10 for children, $15 for adults, and $50 for families with 4+ members (plus a young guest). Ages 4 and under are free. Call 505.795.8011 for tickets or stop by CB Fox in Los Alamos.

Belisama Irish Dance features local dancers from Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Rancho, and has been honored with numerous past and present national and regional championship awards.

The dancers have performed alongside renowned artists including Trinity Irish Dance Company, Lúnasa, Natalie MacMaster, Gaelic Storm, Michael Patrick Gallagher, and Eileen Ivers. With small class sizes, the Belisama School of Dance instructs committed dancers of all ages in Irish technique and choreography as well as performance opportunities. View full the schedule of classes online at