Don't forget we have a Holiday-themed Wednesday dance evening tomorrow at the Brit from 8 till 10; Part One, that is. We will continue with this holiday theme on DEC 17, since many of you informed me that you can only make one or the other Wednesday (DEC 10 or 17; not both).
Feel free to bring any candy, cake, cookies and your sweet self to share. If you are planning to make both dates, you are neither obligated nor expected to bring sweet shtuff for both Wednesdays. Just pick one date. That's generous enough. Of course, goodies of the sweet variety only, no alcoholic bevs or meat dishes or anything of that nature. That request is in respect to the fact that we are at a bar/restaurant. Duh.
The Birds in the Bush will be making a splash in the Fountain of Fun called the Britannia Arms tomorrow night. And remember, we end the year with Banish the Dogs on DEC 17.
I recently booked us for the first two months of 2009. The better our numbers are, the longer we can keep dancing at the Brit. So keep inviting your friends or anyone who fancies to dance or just plain hang out and enjoy the music!
The dances on the card for tomorrow:
- KILFENORA PLAIN SET (Co. Clare)
- LOUISBURGH SET (Co. Mayo)
- FAIRY REEL SET (one last time for a while!)
- CONNEMARA REEL SET (if needed)
- NORTH KERRY SET (a nice, quick polka)
and if time, we can throw in that wild 3rd Figure from the NEWPORT SET. But that's only if you're on Santa's Good List.
This is a Meetup group for everyone in the San Francisco Bay Area Irish dance community. If you are already a dancer, you should join this group to get updates on upcoming events and stay in touch with other dancers.
If you are not yet a dancer but are curious, join this group for the easiest way to get started!
Set dancing is fun and easy to learn; this is not the performance style dancing you may have seen on "Riverdance." It is a social form of folk dancing that is very beginner friendly, but is also engaging enough to appeal to experienced dancers. So whether you are an experienced dancer looking to try something new, or an absolute beginner who wants to give dancing a try, this group may be for you.
The dances are taught by well-known instructor Michael Murphy, whose teaching is welcoming, inclusive and entertaining. No partner is required -- you will find one there! We recommend low heeled comfortable shoes.
If you would like to see what set dancing looks like, here are a few examples: