Céilí Dance

An Irish social dance gathering is called a Céilí Dance. Céilí Dances can have either Set dances and/or Céilí Dances at them.  Similar to a contra dance, a Céilí Dance has live music and a caller and each dance is walked through before it is danced to live music.

CÉILÍ DANCE LESSON  (taught prior to the Sunday Céilí and will cover a few traditional dances).

Céilí or figure dances were originally danced at house dances in Ireland.  Céilí dances range in the number of participants (2 hands, 4 hands, 6 hands, 8 hands, 16 hands or more).  The majority of the dances are danced in jig or reel time.

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