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.