“I love Walker because of the community and comradeship of the children and parents; the friendships they build which I know will last a lifetime. I love watching the children commit to the dancing and feel the satisfaction when they master a movement or rhythm which has taken hours of practice to achieve. I love the good company, laughs and support that I have enjoyed with Adrian, Carmel and Peggy”.
– Ann Truman TMRF (Walker Irish Dance Teacher)
“We’ve been with Walker since the very beginning. Our school is more of a family than a school. The teachers only want what’s best for our children and strive to help them achieve their dance goals. We wouldn’t dance anywhere else but with Walker!!”
– The Donaghy Family
“Walker is a place where students can learn the skills and art of Irish dance. But it’s more than that – Walker is like an extended family. Not only do the teachers work with, mentor and encourage the students, but the students help and encourage others. In both individual and team work, there is a real sense of spirit, camaraderie and friendship.”
– Dr Roy Duncan
“I just wanted to say how fantastic your dancers were on Sunday. You would know this already I realise. But truly it was an absolute pleasure and joy to watch all groups but those older girls and young lads were something else. I could have just watched them all afternoon. I love Group dancing and even more so when you have the style and grace of that group. You must be very proud of their work and yours. You know something was great when you can remember them and it brings a smile to your face. Thank you for letting us see them.”
“We have been involved in the Walker School of Irish Dance for over 10 rewarding years. We have grown very close to the Walker Family and all the parents who have been an integral part in the developement of our daughter from a shy 5 year old to a confident 15 year old teenager.
The teachers are excellent role models instilling the values of sporting commitment, team work and community. Our daughter enjoys the fitness, competition and social elements of the exciting and invigorating sport.
We greatly appreciate the opportunities and contribution the Walker School of Irish Dance has brought to the development of our daughter”.
– The Perkins Family
“Just Jig’ is the best fun I’ve had in years! It is such a great aerobic workout and also a good chance to make new friends. You don’t have to have any experience at dancing – it is for all abilities and everyone feels welcome.
Adrian is a great teacher; passionate about Irish Dancing and committed to helping everyone get as much enjoyment as possible out of ‘Just Jig”.
– Donna Lovegrove (‘Just Jig’ participant)
I’ve been Irish Dancing at the Walker School for just two terms and I have really enjoyed it – there are lots of fun things to do. I do it for the pure love of it, and I always try my hardest to do my best. We have great teachers and not only do they test our abilities, they also help us improve dances and achieve goals.”
– Ashleigh Gordan, 9 years, Walker Irish Dancer
“Our two girls have been dancing with Walker School for three years, since we moved from Ireland. We are so glad we found the Walker as they have been so kind to us and the girls have advanced so much in their dancing.
There’s a great family feel to the school with the mother/son combination of Peggy and Adrian. With their years of experience and Peggy’s ‘motherly touch’ the kids just love it.
From participating in St.Patrick’s Day parade to local festivals to competitions there’s never a dull moment. Our eldest girl’s most memorable was dancing in Adelaide at the Nationals – there was great team spirit and she got to hang out with her dancing friends.”
– Catriona Donaghy, Walker Irish Dancing Mother
We hope to share the passion and joy of our unique dance form with you!