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Drumroll, Please – Meet Our New Dancer Master!


Scott Doherty

We’re thrilled to announce that our next Diddlyi Dance Master is Scott Doherty!

Here are 10 things you should know about him:

1 – Scott Doherty is the 2009 CLRG Men’s World Champion of Irish dance.

2 – Scott made his professional debut in 2005 with the North American tour of Riverdance.

3 – He has toured with both Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.

4 – Scott was invited to perform the lead role of Lorcan in Gaelforce Dance for their 2012/2013 tours of Europe and Asia.

5 – Since 2007, Scott has been performing in the Irish dance shows at Busch Gardens, serving as Celtic Fyre‘s dance captain and main principal dancer since 2012.

6 – He has also been a guest performer with many acclaimed Irish acts, including the Irish Tenors, Cherish the Ladies, Michael Londra, and Andy Cooney

7 – Scott is also a proud co-creator of the new hit show Rockin’ Road to Dublin.

8 – Scott’s Diddlyi workshop will be filmed in an abandoned Anglican Church in Cleveland, Ohio that was once used as part of the Underground Railroad.

9 – The Diddlyi Team met Scott through our lovely Dance Master, Ashley Smith.

10 – Scott performed with Ashley Smith at the opening ceremony of the 2013 CLRG World Irish Dancing Championships. Here’s the performance:

Please join us in welcoming Scott to the Diddlyi Team. Scott’s workshop will roll out starting in January. Until then, we’ll have brand new content from Ashley Smith along with our existing catalogue of dances from Paula Goulding, Ciara Sexton, Nicola Byrne and Shane McAvinchey for you to enjoy.

Photo credit: Image belongs to and is courtesy of Scott Doherty.

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  1. Congratulations, Scott! Wow, what an honor to be blogging for a site that has Scott Doherty on their team. Can’t wait to see the new videos and hope you all have tons of fun working on them.


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