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St. Patrick’s Day Preparation: Irish Bread Making & Irish Dancing, RESCHEDULED to 03/11/2021, 7:30p

Always wanted to be a reel treblemaker and jig the night away? Join the Riley Syed clan to bake some Irish breads and learn Irish Dance just in time for St. Paddy’s Day when everyone is just a wee bit Irish.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

7:30 PM CDT

Sofia Syed, Gabriel Syed and Meghan Riley, Instructors

Senior Sofia and 9th grader Gabriel Syed have been Irish Dancing for years. Both are champion level dancers whom you may have seen at the Austin Celtic Festival. Before the pandemic the two siblings would travel to “feisannas” all over the country to compete on behalf of Inishfree School of Irish Dance.

Meghan Riley does not dance but collects family recipes and can hold her own in the kitchen to fuel her Irish dancers.


We will share our family recipes for Irish Soda Bread and Scones and afterwards you can burn calories when Sofia and Gabriel teach a couple of traditional Irish step dances that kids in Ireland learn at an early age. If time, Sofia and Gabriel will showcase a dance performed as part of Riverdance. We will sprinkle in some history and Irish culture.

Grocery List (have on hand for the class)

  • Four cups flour (plus more for kneading);
  • sugar (1/2 cup and 3 tbs);
  • baking soda,
  • baking powder,
  • salt,
  • 1 stick butter,
  • 1 large egg,
  • 1 cup heavy cream,
  • 1 and 1/2 cup non fat plain yogurt,
  • 2 tbs caraway seeds,
  • optional: raisins or currants or dried cherries about 1 and 1/4 cup;

Spring form pan or round cake pan or 2 inch biscuit cutter and baking sheet.


Adult, Student