Cedar Crest Welcomes Irish Dancers!

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - Residents of Cedar Crest had a special treat when Irish Eyes Smiled on 'em as the Hawthorne School of Dance's Irish Dance Team performed at the community. The Irish Dance Team consists of 14 members ranging in age from 10-21. Most of the dancers have been taking Irish dance for four or more years and study both soft and hard shoe. Soft shoe dancing requires dancers to be very light and graceful lots of skipping, jumping, and spinning while hard shoe is loud and percussive. The Hawthorne School of Dance's Irish team has performed in numerous St. Patrick's Day performances, parades and charity events, including dancing at venues such as the Great Wolf Lodge, Hershey Park and even Disney World! The dance team is under the direction of Erin Roe and Irish Dance team director Jennifer Dent. The members of the team include: Renee Billard, Caitlin Carone, Natalie Kane, Kaitlyn Kida, Marie Lynch, Mikaela Monaco, Heather Nordyk, Erin Palermo, Aimee Ramirez, Inais Rodriguez, Mary Lisa Rugel, Caroline Shuart, Amanda Sokol and Jean Walsh. About Cedar Crest:  Cedar Crest is one of 17 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 104 acre campus is located in Pompton Plains, New Jersey and is home to more than 2,000 residents. Cedar Crest is the perfect northern New Jersey retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure. 

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