Sean Nós Dance Classes-Crescent Arts Centre Book By Tutor, Descriptions Below


Sean Nós Dance Classes-Crescent Arts Centre Book By Tutor, Descriptions Below

from 60.00

BelfastTrad Dance Classes are back at the Crescent!

Monday nights are for Irish Dance at BelfastTrad. Get moving with old style solo step dancing, sean nós step dancing and Scottish and Cape Breton steps in our three levels of solo dance classes, or take a more social approach learning sets, two-handed dances and a waltz or two at our Set Dancing class. Great fun, great people and great exercise!

See our website for further descriptions of different styles of Irish dance.


SOLO Dance  £65/£60 Concession

6:00-6:50 – Bernie Graham- Introduction to old style step dancing.  Wouldn’t you love to dance a few steps at a session? This style of dancing is all about the music and the feet and great craic, and no better woman than Bernie to get you started. You’ll learn some basic steps and then learn to dance the iconic Maggie Pickie.

6:50-7:40 ­– Berni McGinley-Traditional solo step dancing for intermediate level.
This term will cover a traditional set dance, The Humours of Bandon, from Cork and other traditional jig steps from the region as passed on by the great Patrick O'Dea.

7:40-8:30 – Jonathan McCloy-Jonathan will be teaching the old dance “Saint Patrick’s Day” to Intermediate-Advanced levels

SETS & SOCIAL Dance £5 per night at the door
8:30-10:00pm. Tim Flaherty

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Non-competitive Irish dance classes for people 12-90+. All our dance classes emphasise the joyful, social activity of old-style dance rather than the more modern competitive one.  Although each class addresses developing rhythm, timing, and technique, first and foremost the emphasis is on musicality: understanding the connection between music and dance, developing a listening ear, and trying to keep the music in the dancing. Students learn a mix of traditional step dancing, sean-nós dance, and set dancing, with the offerings being varied term to term..  Most importantly, BelfastTrad wants to pass onto dancers not just the steps themselves, but the joy and vitality of carrying on this living tradition.   

The Priest In His Boots. Maureen Cullarton & Michael Tubridy

Examples of Irish set dancing feet to delight you and get you moving.

Dancing Donegal Highlands in San Benedetto in Alpe, Italy 2018