I started dancing at the age of 3 years and received tuition from three excellent teachers, Mrs Vourneen O'Conner, Miss Eileen Depo and Miss Geraldine Curran. It has been a privilege for me as a dancer to have competed in An Coimisuin and An Comdhail which is part of the Feis world of Irish dance. I have achieved Ulster and All Ireland titles through team and solo dancing.
Deborah Anderson School of Irish Dance
In 1989 I entered into the festival dance world. Festival Irish dance is traditional, children are taught steps to connect and interpret Irish dance tunes. It is my desire to nurture and protect this style of Irish dance as it is being established through-out the world. It is my passion to teach, nurture and discipline my pupils to bring forth excellent dancing in solo and team dancing sections of the competitive dance world.
Zephaniah Dancers. Christian Dance Ministry.
My pupils are trained to present the Gospel through the medium of Irish Dance , to bring forth the good news of the Gospel in a unique and dynamic way. My first love in the Irish dance world is the Zephaniah dancing it plays a vital role in the daily life of my dance school. The God given vision for Zephaniah dancing is to bring forth healing and restoration into peoples lives and for people to come into a true and living relationship with Jesus.
The name Zephaniah means "The Lord Has Hidden". Zephaniah was a Prophet who wrote about Jerusalem. The book of Zephaniah is in the Old Testament in the Bible. Our key verse for Zephaniah dancing is - Zephaniah 3 v17 The Lord your God in the midst, The mighty One will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love He will rejoice over you with singing.
The Zephaniah dancers minister at many different venues across Ireland , 2015 Zephaniah Dancing goes international - America Atlanta Georgia - 2016 Brazil and Canada Nova Scotia etc
"The world is a stage to be danced on" .