Irish Dancing in Cranford


Caitlin Owens, Writer

Cranford Student Spotlight: Caitlin Owens


On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, I performed with the Shea Jennings School of Irish Dance at the clocktower in downtown Cranford to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. This event was particularly fun because dancers of all ages and levels from our school performed  for their families and friends. The month of March is a very busy month for Irish dancers, filled with St. Patrick’s Day shows and parades, including the Union County Parade and the Darby Road St. Patrick’s Day Festival, and it is very rewarding to be able to show off your dancing and make people smile. 


I started dancing at Shea Jennings in Garwood when I was five years old and have been competing competitively for almost as long. As I got older, I took a job as an assistant teacher for the beginner dancers at the studio twice a week–I even teach Mrs. Szeluga’s daughter! Irish dance is an important part of my life and I truly enjoy working with the little kids and passing on my love for dance.