ESP Biography



KATHRYN BUGGS, MIT senior in Economics




Major: Economics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

Picture of Kathryn Buggs

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Irish danced with both the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance and Glencastle Irish Dancers. I'm taking a break from it right now to pursue more academic endeavors, but I hope to return to it one day and continue passing on my love of the beautiful dance and music of Ireland.



Past Classes

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Céad Míle Fáilte: An Introduction to Irish Dance in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
Join us for some toe-tapping fun! We'll learn some beginner jig and reel steps, listen to some great Irish tunes, and talk about what makes Irish dance such a unique activity.


Céad Mile Fáilte: An Introduction to Irish Dance in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Come learn the basics of Irish dance, music and culture! We'll practice a few words in Gaelic and dance some jigs, reels, and ceilis. We may even have a fierce ~Irish dance-off~!


Cead Mile Failte: An Introduction to Irish Dance in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day (and during SPLASH)! Come learn a little bit about the origins and evolution of Irish dance, a few handy Gaelic words, the difference between a jig and a reel, and more! We will learn a beginner jig, a few ceili figures, and perhaps a bit of hornpipe or treble reel.


Cead Mile Failte: An Introduction to Irish Dance in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day (and during SPLASH)! Come learn a little bit about the origins and evolution of Irish dance, a few handy Gaelic words, the difference between a jig and a reel, and more! We will learn a beginner jig, a few ceili figures, and perhaps a bit of hornpipe or treble reel.