The tradition of Irish Dance at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School began during the 2007-2008 school year with 4 dancers. The team has grown to over 20 dancers. The STVM Irish Dancers perform at various events throughout the year on campus as well as at various events/venues that occur off-campus. We welcome all dancers. Our dancers have all levels of expertise from over 10 years of dance to first time dancers. All dancers participate in a week long summer camp with an Irish Dance instructor to learn the upcoming year’s choreography. We also offer a similar camp for younger dancers who want to try Irish dance before high school.
Jan Giles & Suzanne Morton
Suzanne Morton and Jan Giles enter their 6th year as Co-Head Coaches of the STVM Irish Dance troupe. Coach Morton works at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School as an Intervention Specialist assisting students with disabilities. Her background in dance culminated with a Degree in Dance Education K-12 from Kent State University. Coach Jan Giles is in her 6th year coaching our Irish Dancers. She works at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in the Buiness Office. Her background in dance stems from her involvement as a student of dance during her school years and as a high school cheerleader. Coach Morton and Coach Giles both commented, "We are excited to perform some new dances this year including a dance that we perform with our marching band!" Coach Morton is married to Walter and they have four children and two grandchildren. Coach Giles is married to Jeff and they have two sons, Graham VM10 and Jack VM14.