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Learn to Céilí dance

Welcome to Céilí Class! My name is Caoimhghin (pronounced Keeveen) and I will be teaching Céilí dances and steps so you can go to any Céilí and get up and dance without effort. I have been teaching Céilí and Irish Set dancing for years to many groups of Irish and foreign students. It will be great fun as Irish dancing is a form of group dancing where you meet and dance with most people at the Céilí. It is not too difficult or complicated to learn a lot in a short period of time. A date and venue will be announced in the next few days. See you in class ... Caoimhghin

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  • Caoimhghin

    Great to see you all ... Thanks again for coming. I uploaded some of the fotos I took. The dances we learned were Siege Of Ennis (Ionsaí Na HInse) [2 facing 2], Stack of Barley (Staicín Eorna) [Hornpipe], Walls of Limerick (Ballaí Luimní) [4 facing 4]. I hope to announce the next Céilí Class very soon!

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • Natali

      thanks, this is useful! Sorry to miss the last dance but was anxious about the transport!

      March 14, 2013

  • Natali

    I had so much fun, thank you all for making it a very warm introduction to Ceili dancing. Looking forward to do it again! Natali

    March 14, 2013

  • Grainy

    A great nite of Ceol, Craic agus Rince.. Really enjoyed learning the steps and dancing with some lovely people! thanks Caoimhghin.. What is the facebook page called?

    March 14, 2013

  • Maria Luisa G.

    Good craic, looking forward to more of it!

    March 14, 2013

  • Erle

    very good fun, thanks Caoimhghin

    March 13, 2013

  • aine b.

    I'm really sorry I got delayed at the hospital I won't make it tonight

    March 13, 2013

  • marie

    Hi really sorry about this but stuck in work due to staff shortage so Apols for short notice but won't be able to make it tonight

    March 13, 2013

  • siobhan

    sorrry for late notice not able to make it tonight i do hope to make next one though

    March 13, 2013

  • Caoimhghin

    Hi I will be at the front door of the Ireland Institute until 7:30. The class will be in the theatre behind the building. There is decking connecting the 2 buildings. If you are late ring me [masked]) and I will come out of the class to let you in. I am looking for other venues at the moment so that I can do the class on a regular basis. See you later!

    March 13, 2013

    • Natali

      I have a similar question re footwear

      March 13, 2013

    • Caoimhghin

      Hi Stacey You have been moved automatically off the waiting list as some people on the yes list have changed their status. Flat comfortable shoes are the best for the steps.

      March 13, 2013

  • lori

    Sorry have to work late. Better that someone on the wait list gets to enjoy

    March 13, 2013

  • marie

    Hi will this be regular on Wednesday nights ?
    Thanks Marie.

    March 12, 2013

  • Paula M.

    Looks like I can't make now, hope to see you all next week.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry don't have the money this time. Hopefully next time :-)

    March 12, 2013

  • PrimroseClara

    Hi Caoimhghin, Unfortunately can't make it tomorrow night due to last minute schedule changes. Hope everyone has a great night, and I hope to see you soon.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend this Wed (13th) but will join the class the following week.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    cant make this one

    March 11, 2013

  • assumpta f.

    too busy at present to attend on Wednesday
    Assumpt

    March 11, 2013

  • assumpta f.

    I will confirm tomorrow,whether I can attend.Assumpta.

    March 10, 2013

  • john l.

    looking forward to learning this dance

    March 9, 2013

  • assumpta f.

    Thank you.I hope I can attend the dancing on Wednesday.Can I confirm in a day or two,as I need to be sure,
    Assumpta

    March 8, 2013

  • PrimroseClara

    Hi Caoimhghin,

    7.30 til what time?

    Thanks a million!

    March 7, 2013

    • Caoimhghin

      At least 2 hours. I know from experience that people do not like to stay out too late midweek so I put an early start time.

      March 7, 2013

    • PrimroseClara

      Perfect. Thanks.

      March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a pity . . . Can't do Wednesday

    March 7, 2013

    • Caoimhghin

      I will be doing classes on other nights during the week too so watch this space!

      March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's great news Caoimhghin... as I was most nights and am off on Tuesdays. 8-)

      March 8, 2013

  • Caoimhghin

    Thank you all for joining up and I look forward to meeting you. I am checking out venues at the moment so I am hoping to have a definite date very soon. It will be a bar in central Dublin to make it easy for everyone to get to. I don't think it is hard on the knees as the steps are not very complicated moving from foot to foot and not a heavy downstep. When I get a good venue I might be able to raise the numbers depending on the place. I put a limit of 20 so that we are not crowded and can move about! I will write here again as soon as I can confirm a venue. Best regards, Caoimhghin

    March 6, 2013

    • kathy o r.

      Hi caoimhghin im very new to this meetup.com but im really interested in ur ceili class.

      March 6, 2013

    • Caoimhghin

      MeetUp groups are great for meeting loads of people. Check out all the great events New and Not so New do every week.

      March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On the off chance I get a place, does anyone know if there is parking nearby?

    March 7, 2013

    • Caoimhghin

      Right outside the door. There is a single line parking along that stretch of Pearse St, free from 7pm. Do check the signs in case anything has changed.

      March 7, 2013

  • jennifer

    hi caoimhghin , will be there might be a few mins late as coming from work .

    March 7, 2013

  • Karima Dillon E.

    Unfortunately I already do swing dancing on wednesdays, but thanks anyway and goodluck with it!

    March 7, 2013

  • Helen G.

    Location not suitable, maybe another time.

    March 7, 2013

  • Natali

    Great see you then!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent - looking forward to it.

    March 7, 2013

  • assumpta f.

    I hope I.ll be able to make it when there is a space,as I have a long commute some days and might be late.

    March 7, 2013

  • yvonne r.

    Sorry the location just doesn't suit but thanks anyway

    March 7, 2013

  • christina m.

    is it 10 euro per class?

    March 7, 2013

  • Caoimhghin

    I have booked the Ireland Institute which is five mins walk from the the front gates of Trinity for next Wednesday at 7:30pm. Bring a bottle of water if you like though there is a tap downstairs. Wearing flat shoes would be a good idea too as they worry a bit about their floors! It is a beautifully renovated building, the birthplace of the Pearse brothers and has a small theatre as well as exhibition space. I am planning to do a range of Céilí dances as well as an introduction to Set dancing plus various different steps and swings. See you then...

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all - hope the group can be larger, or there be two?? I've done Scottish country dancing (in Australia) and would have done Ceili dancing except that the only classes I could find didn't fit in with other commitments I had at the time. Ceili dancing looks like a lot of fun - more vigorous, loud etc. than Scottish country dancing which is very formal and, in its own way, quite sedate. And Assumpta, you are not alone in being an 'older member'.

    March 7, 2013

  • assumpta f.

    Thank you I would like to learn to ceili dance,did it at school many years ago,but it depends on the date and location.I have never been to a meetup group activity,not yet I mean.It would be good if there were some older members like myself.
    Good luck with it
    Assumpta

    March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi assumpta I am 54 and have been to lots of meet ups that r great have made lots of new friends my age and lots younger

      1 · March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to join these classes .

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sign me up!

    March 7, 2013

  • kathy o r.

    Hopefully theres more spaces

    March 6, 2013

  • Veronica

    Maybe it's possible to have a larger number than 20? Say 30? It seems quite a few people have the rudiments from years ago so will recall them pretty quickly and help others...

    March 6, 2013

  • kathy o r.

    Hi id love to learn how to ceili dance. Im really interested in this venue

    March 6, 2013

  • Angie L.

    Angie

    March 6, 2013

  • PrimroseClara

    Sounds good. I'd be coming in from Kildare, so city centre, and 7 or 8pm would be great. Can we bring a friend/partner?

    March 6, 2013

  • Helen G.

    Love to come along..depending on location. I am on the south of Dublin

    March 6, 2013

  • siobhan

    Sign me up - sounds great, but just need to know location

    March 5, 2013

  • Isabelle

    Hi there, Where do you do this ceili dance.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am very interested in this class.... depends on which night the class is held

    March 5, 2013

  • aine b.

    Hi there Im really interested in this and would love to learn shanos i learned irish dancing when I was younger and can still remember a few of the simple steps

    March 5, 2013

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