It’s official, we’ll be having a bi-weekly set class series through June and July (starting actually at the end of May). Here’s the plan.
Where: Trinity Hall
We’ll start off with basics/review at 7 for the common steps/movements used in the more popular set dances (advance and retire, sevens, basic battering to be used later, etc). If you haven’t danced a set in a while (or ever) or if you would like a review (or just want any excuse to get up and move around) this is for you. The others might want to show up during this period just to settle in before we start the first set. We’ll break for a short while about 7:45-ish and move on to working on the current round of sets. We started with The Merchant Set and The Connemara Reel last time so we’ll continue with those on the 28th. We’ll follow those in later sessions with the Corofin Plain and Camp Set. Depending on how things go we may add more sets to the list and/or spend some extra time on footwork. Except for the beginning and ending time, the schedule will be somewhat fluid depending on the experience of the attendees and how quickly we progress.
Who: While there’s no particular age or height limit, this is more of an adult or young-adult kind of class in that it works best with people of similar height and attentiveness. If you aren’t sure, just ask!
Cost: Whatever you can afford or think the class is worth, we’ll have a tip jar at the entrance to the dance area. What should I bring? A desire to get up and move about. Shoes that are comfortable and allow you to slide easily (but not too slippery!) on a tile floor. Friends and family! What should I do to prepare? If you like feel free to take a look at the notes linked above though this isn’t required. We’d also like to know who’s planning on coming so please respond with an “I’ll be there and I’m bringing X people!” if you can commit to the entire set of classes that would be best.
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