Dance Of The Week – An Rince Mor

The Dance Of The Week for this week is a very easy Irish ceili dance An Rince Mor or The Big Dance.  It’s a round dance for four couples though in a ceili setting you can easily make the circle as big as you like.  You just need an even number of dancers.

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Dance Of The Week – Boston Two Step

The dance for this week is an easy two hand that’s good for formal dances as well as more energetic ceili’s.  You can dance it straight with as much decorum as you like, or raise the energy level up a few notches and give yourself a dancing workout.

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New Dance – The Old Philadelphia Set

This is an odd bird of a set in that it mixes reels and marches in the final figure.  Also, unlike most modern sets this one uses the elbow ceili hold (right hand in right with the right elbows bent and the hands in front with left hands cupping your partner’s right elbow).

If anyone has any video of this set being danced, let us know!

The Old Philadelphia Set

Dance Of The Week – Haymakers Jig

The dance for this week is an easy to learn ceili dance from Ar Rince Foirne called the Haymakers Jig.  It’s got plenty of swinging and opportunities to work together as a group.  The Link Arms movement will keep you on your toes.

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DOTW: The Duke Reel

The Dance Of The Week for this week is the Duke Reel, a fun intermediate ceili dance for three couples in a ring formation (really, kind of a pyramid).  It’s danced for fun and in competition so you have the option to dance it low and slow or kick up high and fast! Click through for notes (full and crib) and video links.