Darrah Carr Dance specializes in ModERIN: a unique blend of traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance and offers workshops for children and adults. The company frequently conducts Arts in Education performances through the Brooklyn Arts Council. Our performance description reads:
Join the champion Irish step dancers of Darrah Carr Dance for a whirlwind introduction to Irish dance including its history, costumes, and traditions. Enjoy their lightning-fast demonstrations of both hard shoe and soft shoe styles, as well as live music on the accordion and the spoons. The company offers a range of performance styles with a varying number of dancers. The “Irish Step Duets” program features two dancers performing traditional Irish step dances, while the “ModERIN” program showcases the full company and highlights their unique blend of traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance. During both programs, enthusiastic volunteers are invited onstage to learn the first step of the jig, while the entire audience enjoys clapping along to the bouncy rhythms of jigs and reels.