Dance Out for Jane DC


DO4JDCDance Out for Jane DC is a united effort of the Irish dance community in the national capital and Baltimore areas to support Jane Richard and her family.

Jane is a from Dorchester, Mass., and a student at Clifden Academy of Irish Dance. Jane was injured as a result of the bomb explosion during the 2013 Boston Marathon – which also cost her eight-year-old brother, Martin, his life and injured her mother and father. For updates from the Richard family, please visit

Irish dance schools serving Baltimore, Washington, D.C., suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia are joining the national Irish dance community to show support for Jane and her family and to help raise money for the Richard Family Fund.

Events & Ongoing Giving

The organizers of Dance Out for Jane DC – parent volunteers and teachers from area dance schools – are ensuring that contributions will be handled according to the Richard family’s wishes and that the funds are being distributed through a vetted organization.

Irish dance schools performed at Irish pubs on Sunday, May 5 and raised more than $10,000 for the Richard Family Fund. We would like to thank McGinty’s Public House (Silver Spring, MD), P. Brennan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant (Arlington, VA) and Tir na Nog (Baltimore, MD) for allowing local performers to take over for the day. We also want to thank Looney's for allowing University of Maryland Irish dancer to put on "Jigging for Jane" Happy Hour (College Park, MD) and Great Falls Day presented by the Great Falls Historical Society (Great Falls, VA) for hosting a Dance Out For Jane DC performance.

Michelle Lewis Dress Raffle

As part of our fund raising effort, Michelle Lewis of Lewis Irish Dresses has graciously donated a custom made dress to be raffled off by Dance Out for Jane DC. The winner will be announced on May, 26, 2013 at the conclusion of the CCE Feis in Emmitsburg, MD.

One hundred percent of the money collected through ticket sales will go to the Richard Family Fund.

To purchase raffle tickets, please send a check made out directly to “The Richard Family Fund” to:

Ozana @ DOFJDC Raffle
P.O. Box 18622
Washington, DC 20036
Please include with your check your name, address, phone number and e-mail, as well as a self-addressed postage-prepaid envelope. Please send your mail so that it arrives by May 24, 2013. Entries received between May 22-May 24 will receive the tickets in .pdf format via e-mail.


  • 1 TICKET for $20
  • 3 TICKETS for $50
  • 7 TICKETS for $100

Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase in person at the following feiseanna:

  • May 18, 2013 - Orlando Feis
  • May 19, 2013 - Emerald Association of Putnam County Feis (final approval pending)
  • May 26, 2013 - CCE Feis

The winner will be announce via Facebook page on May 26, 2013 at 4 p.m. EDT.

Please join our Facebook page for additional details and event pictures and contact us at with questions.

Lifting Them Up

Funds raised by Dance Out For Jane DC will be donated to the Richard Family Fund, established by friends and family to help the Richards through this devastating time. Donations can be made at any time online at:


Help Us Spread the Word


Even though our May 5 event are wrapped up, you can continue to help us get out the word!