PATRICIA SILVER, TMRF
OWNER AND TEACHER
ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY PATRICIA-ANN R. SILVER, AN AWARD WINING IRISH DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER. SHE STARTED HER DANCING CAREER OVER FIFTEEN YEARS AGO WITH THE MAHONEY SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE, UNDER IRISH DANCE TEACHER, MAUREEN MAHONEY (TCRG). MS. SILVER HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, AND PENNSYLVANIA IN THE PA RENAISSANCE FAIRE'S CELTIC FLING, THE FRINGE FESTIVAL, THE KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER, OCEAN CITY’S FIRST NIGHT, REVEL, RESORTS, AND BALLYS CASINO, AS WELL AS IN IRISH FESTIVALS AND PARADES.
IN 2002, PATRICIA BEGAN TEACHING IRISH DANCE. SINCE THEN, HER DANCERS HAVE PERFORMED THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA. OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, DANCERS FROM THE MIST OF IRELAND SCHOOL HAVE COMPETED IN FEISEANNA AND HAVE WON NUMEROUS TITLES BOTH LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL.
DURING THE 2007-2008 ACADEMIC YEAR, SHE ATTENDED THE ATTENDED THE DELAWARE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IRISH DANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM. SHE HAS ALSO ATTENDED MASTER CLASSES, INCLUDING THOSE TAUGHT BY COLLIN DUNNE, SEEKING TO EXPAND AND INCREASE HER RANGE AND BREADTH OF IRISH DANCE EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES.
IN 2017 SHE HOSTED THE FIRST FESTIVAL IRISH DANCE WORKSHOP IN NORTH AMERICA. FESTIVAL DANCE HAS HAD A BIG INFLUENCE IN HER CHOREOGRAPHY.
SHE NOW SERVES AS THE PRESIDENT FOR THE MIST
OF IRELAND ASSOCIATION, A NON FOR PROFIT.
ALL MIST OF IRELAND DANCERS HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO PERFORM AND COMPETE IN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. PERFORMANCES AND COMPETITIONS ARE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED, BUT NEVER REQUIRED.
Irish dance has provided Allie Hoffman with joy since 2003. The exhilaration and energy that Irish Dance requires and brings forth has flowed into her life and studies. An avid shark advocate currently studying Marine Bio at Stockton University with minors in Biology and Environmental Studies, in addition to the certification program for GIS, she has danced her way through life with a jig in her step and the enthusiasm inherent to a competition dancer. Allie has competed successfully in local, national and international Irish dance competitions, parades and Pageants. She is a “quadruple threat” being a dancer, vocalist, musician and actress, her credits, trophies and awards fill a room. Most recently participating inthe 2019 World Championship for the Cumann RinceGaelach – CRG organization Allie placed 4th, in her age group. Allie has studied under and is mentored by Patricia Silver, Mist of Ireland founder and Artistic Director.