Stepping into culture in West Hempstead


First-graders at the West Hempstead School District’s Cornwell Avenue Elementary School were treated to a special dance presentation on March 15 from teacher Meghan Kearney’s daughter, Ella Fahy.

A fifth-grader who dances for the Hagen-Kavanagh School of Irish Dance in Long Beach, Ella visited the first-graders to provide a lesson in Irish step dancing. She demonstrated several of the moves she has learned during her years of practice, bringing a part of the Irish culture to the students prior to St. Patrick’s Day.

“Thank you to Ella for showcasing her step dancing ability to our students,” said first-grade teacher Kara Maguire.

Compiled by Nakeem Grant