Dance Of The Week – Sliabh Luachra

The Dance Of The Week this week is the Sliabh Luachra, a lively Irish set dance that is easier to dance than it is to say.  The signature body movement takes only a moment to learn and presents lots of opportunities for battering, especially in the final figure.  It’s a popular dance that’s done frequently throughout the world.

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Dance Of The Week – Gates of Derry

The Dance Of The Week this week is the Gates Of Derry, an Ar Rince Foirne dance that takes a bit of practice to get right but isn’t as difficult as most descriptions make it sound.  The hardest part is not switching up the telescope and gates since the gates look more like a telescope than the telescope does.

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Dance Of The Week – The Bonfire Dance

The Dance Of The Week for this week is a fun Irish ceili dance that can be danced with any number of couples and is most fun when you can fill a room with dancers.  The Bonfire Dance is one of the 30 dances found in Ar Rince Foirne.  Click through for notes and video.