For more than 25 years, the Bernadette Short School of Irish Dancing has performed Traditional Irish Dance to the delight of all audiences. In 1995, the performing troupe of the dance School was dubbed Celtic Grace to fulfill the public desire for progressive Irish Dance created by the worldwide success of “Lord of the Dance” and “Riverdance”. The intricate footwork, choreography and pounding rhythm casts a spell over an audience and has them crying out Encore!









While Celtic Grace brings audiences to their feet throughout the year, they are especially popular during the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the month of March. The versatility and flexibility of the Troupe is enhanced by the use of vibrant traditional and contemporary costumes throughout all engagements, be they corporate, multicultural, competitive or dramatic productions.

Performances can be tailored to meet specific needs and can be accompanied by either live or recorded music.

The Bernadette Short School of Irish Dancing and Celtic Grace have performed at a variety of events including the following:

  • Gaz Metropolitan Corporate Gala
    Palais des Congres, Mtl
  • 1978 World Cup of Athletics
    Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • The Pope’s visit to Montreal
    Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Annual St.Patrick’s Day Ball
  • Launch of the Bell mobility PCS network
    Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • ReMax Corporate Award Gala
  • Winterlude, Ottawa
  • Mt. Tremblant Summer Festival
  • Quebec City Summer festival, Plaines of Abraham(Parks Canada)
  • Annual Montreal Celtic festival

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"From Galway to Grosse Ile" presented to audiences in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, Ottawa and in 1997, received the prestigious Helene Baillargeon Grand Prize for Interpretation by the Société du patrimonie d’expression du Québec. This acclaimed musical-dance drama was the first major Celtic Grace production. The story commemorates the Great Hunger in Ireland 1845 – 1847. This show depicts, through music, song and dance, life in Ireland at the time, the forced emigration of the sick and the dying, the arrival of the survivors at the Canadian quarantine station at Grosse-Ile, Quebec and their subsequent integration into Canadian society.