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BC Irish Dance Steps Out at Robsham April 12, with Guests FISTS and MASTI


By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Apr. 3, 2013

Boston College Irish Dance will present its annual spring performance, “StrIDe,” on April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Robsham Theater Arts Center.

With more than 30 members – including five who competed in the recent World Irish Dancing Championships in Boston – the student-run BCID is one of the largest collegiate Irish dance troupes in the country. 

“StrIDe” comprises some 20 traditional and contemporary dances choreographed and performed by BCID. Along with traditional Irish dances, the group’s repertoire will include pieces set to pop, country and other musical genres. The show also will feature appearances by two other BC student dance groups: FISTS (Females Incorporating Sisterhood Through Step), which presents a percussive style of dance that is typically accompanied by dancers’ handclaps and foot stomps; and MASTI, the dance troupe of BC’s Southeast Asian Student Association, known for incorporating styles and genres such as Filmi/Bollywood, Bhangra, Garba, Bharatanatyam and Kathak in its performances.

“We have found that featuring other dance groups on campus is very fun for everyone involved, especially the audience,” said BCID President Elizabeth Woods ’13. “Last year we collaborated with FISTS and got a tremendous response from the audience, so we're excited to have them back and to include MASTI as well.”

Tickets are $10 (plus applicable fees) and are available via the Robsham Theater website at, which also includes information for campus visitors.