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Tuesday Irish Set Dancing & Lessons (Sunnyvale)
Join 15-25 other dancers for Irish set dancing every Tuesday night*! You can bring a partner or come by yourself -- there's always someone to dance with! If you're new to Irish dance, please post a comment here by Sunday night and we'll meet you at 7:30 to teach you the basics. If we don't confirm in the comments on Monday, there will be no lessons this week and dancing starts at 8pm. We have a different band playing live Irish music for us every week. Check back later to see who's playing this week! Feel free to wear any clothes and shoes that you're comfortable dancing and sweating in, although it's recommended that women avoid wearing heels. There is a $7 suggested donation that directly supports our amazing musicians. * There is no dancing on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Lilly Mac's Irish Pub

187 S Murphy Ave · Sunnyvale, CA


What we're about

This is a Meetup group for everyone interested in Irish dancing in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are not yet a dancer but are curious, join this group for the easiest way to get started! If you are already a dancer, you should join this group to get updates on upcoming events and stay in touch with other dancers.

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:

It may look complicated if you have never done it before, but the moves and patterns become easy to do with a bit of instruction.

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