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Irish Folk Set Dancing - Seacoast Set Dancers
• What we'll do: Grab a friend, bring your dancing shoes, and get ready for a great time! You're going to be surrounded by happy people and tunes that set your toes to bouncing, your face to grinning, and your heart to pattering to Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas. We dance in sets with 4 couples, similar to square dancing. Always confirm classes, or join our email list so you know the current status. Don't know how to dance? Are ye not Irish? No problem - you'll be jigging in no time! It's all about having fun! More info on our website: www.seacoastsetdancers.org or contact Sue Dunlavey , [masked]. • What to bring Smooth soled tie shoes - leather is best....water bottle....and a willingness to learn something new! $5/person per class. Go to www.seacoastsetdancers.org for more info. • Important to know This form of dancing is VERY aerobic. If you are not accustomed to fast movements and sustained activity, this may not be your cup of tea. Set dancing is also complex in that there are lots of movements to remember, so your brain gets to work too! Set dancing requires team work and is social -- this is not performance dancing like Riverdance. Videos on our website: www.seacoastsetdancers.org . Partner not required.

Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

20 Madbury Road · Durham, NH

$5.00
Respond by: 10/25/2018

What we're about

Meet new people, enjoy getting your exercise, dance to great live music – all in the contra dance capital of New Hampshire! If you like to dance, you will love Contra dancing, the most social type of dancing you can find. It is not necessary to come with a partner – everyone can and does ask everyone to dance. A free beginner’s lesson precedes most dances, and all dances are taught.

What you can expect at a New Hampshire Contra Dance:

• Friendly people of all ages and persuasions – young and old, married, couples, single, alone or with friends

• LBGT friendly

• Live music from various traditions - Celtic, American, Scottish and Quebecois fiddle traditions, Irish to Old Time to contemporary

• Special theme dances such as techno, community band and more

• Delicious snacks at the break - bring snacks and food to share • New dancers are always welcome.

• Affordable, social, healthy fun!

Some links to check out Contra dancing on You Tube:

An introductory video:

Welcome to Contra Dancing ! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuPbte5knOY&feature=youtu.be)

New Hampshire contra dances:

Nelson Town Hall (https://youtu.be/kC0VnbyNStA)

Peterborough Fall Ball 2012 (https://youtu.be/gzoh70Ah30s)

Dover Contra Dance (https://youtu.be/qBV3HIJ5eI8)

More dancing:

Contra Dance with Perpetual e-Motion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KevQxr-saFw&feature=youtu.be)

Fiddling Frog (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4s3qQApbnk)

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