You’re an Irish dancer and you’ve run across a music session in which the players have got some serious craic going on. The music is making your feet move on their own and you can’t stand it anymore. You’ve got to get up and dance. You jump up, perhaps even pull some fellow dancers along and begin dancing.
But stop. Before you head over to join the musicians, consider the following.
The dance for this week is a relatively new dance created by John and Sheila McEvoy and their friend Mairéad Devane called the Rinkinstown Set. Follow the link for figure notes and links to video of the set.
The Dance of the Week for this week is the Clare Lancers set. It’s a lively set that’s done at most ceilis throughout the world and is especially fun when there’s a large hall full of people creating lines from one end of the hall to the other. Follow the link for notes and videos.
The Dance of the Week for this week is a ceili dance called the Fairy Reel. It’s a standard Ar Rince Foirne dance that’s used for competition as well as danced just for fun! Follow the link for full instructions.
The Dance of the Week for this week is the Corofin Plain Set. It’s an easy set to learn with some really fun figures. Notes and videos available through the link.
The dance for this week (apologies for being a few days late) is the Antrim Square set. It’s easy to learn and while the square usually takes a couple of run-throughs to smooth out the kinks, the dance is fun for both dancers and spectators.
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