Stephen C. Scariff | T.C.R.G, Director
Irish dance classes in Tampa & St Petersburg, Florida
Stephen C. Scariff, T.C.R.G, Director
At just 29, Stephen's repertoire in dance is both impressive and extensive.
Following training at the O'Flaherty Academy of Irish Dance
in Galway, Stephen's progression in dance began. Competing both nationally in his
native Ireland and internationally Stephens undoubted natural ability in the art of dance secured him many championship titles.
flair for Irish dance a step further, he
ambition to make his
In 1998, Stephen
was approached to dance in the internationally famous, highly acclaimed dance show, produced and directed by Michael Flatley. It was from this point on that his
love affair with performing began.
has toured far and wide across the globe.
has been granted the privilege to entertain royalty of various nations, at a host of prestigious venues worldwide.
Originally cast as a chorus line dancer it wasn't long before his
capabilities were soon recognized and he
was asked to perform the principal role of 'the good lord',which furthered his
opportunity to develop his
also performed in a theatrical production namely, 'Dancing on Dangerous Grounds'. The focus of which was based on the art form of Irish Dance.
This production was bound for success from the beginning as it secured twelve weeks in London's Westends largest theatre (Theatre Drury Lane) before moving across the Atlantic to sell out fourteen shows in New York's prestigious Radio City Music Hall.
In November of 2002, Stephen left the stage production Lord of the Dance to co-create and co-choreograph the hugely popular Irish Dance show namely Irish Dance invasion.
Invasion sold out it's first eleven shows in Budapest Hungary in just twenty minutes breaking all previous box office records.
In 2003 while performing in his
own Co production Irish Dance Invasion, Stephen
decided to establish a dancing school in Vienna Austria.
Word spread quicker than time past and it wasn't long before Stephen
was invited to open branches of the Stephen Scariff School in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.
In 2007 Stephen was invited to join the teaching staff of the Butler school based in St Pete and Tampa, Florida.
Having witnessed the life and energy Stephen has brought along and invested into the school, the school's founder Mrs. Sheila Butler Duffy was delighted to entrust her lifelong efforts in his very capable hands.