Fall Term!

Fall Term Starts September 9th!
Classes held at AudioCinema, 226 SE Madison St.

Monday Nights
6pm Irish Sean-nós Dance (every week)
7pm Performance Class: Percussive Choreography (every other week)
7pm Irish Ceili Band Class

$20 drop-in, $90 for the 6 week term
(register for both classes for the price on one)

Sean-nós literally meaning old-style is a highly improvisational, low to the ground, rhythmic dance form. Unlike Irish step dancers, Sean-nós dancers swing their hips and use their arms as forms of expressing the music. Traditionally a dancer danced solo on the hardwood of a half door or the round top of a barrel; as a result the steps are confined to a small space. In Sean-nós dance, the dancer is tied closely with the musician and the music. The dancer interprets the music.

This class will focus on improvisation, rhythmic footwork and performance techniques. It can draw from Cape Breton dance, Québécois, American Clogging, Sean-nós Dance, Irish Old Style Step dance, Waltz Clog and more. Please bring smooth leather soled shoes. Student in this class will be expected to perform. We will have a winter and spring performance and several smaller performances throughout the year.

We will have video aids and material to help learn choreography. For this class students must be willing to work on material outside of class. We will meet every 2 weeks, giving everyone 2 weeks to practice material. This class is best suited for intermediate to advanced student, however if a beginner student would like to take the class and they are willing to practice outside of class they are welcome to join.

6 weeks (9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18)
(no drop in for this class)

Confirmed Performances: Monday December 30th & Wednesday May 13th

with Eric Killops & Maldon Meehan
6 weeks, every other week

In this class we will learn tunes and create sets for playing for Irish Céilí Dances. This class will cover set lists for several popular set dances. Participants in the class will have the opportunity to play for the called dances at the Annual Butterball on Friday Nov. 22nd. The Seisiún is held every 4th Friday of the month, all are welcome! There is called set dancing as well as an open session. Bring along a tune, poem, dance or story! Please also bring a drink or dish to share if possible.

6 weeks (9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25)
(no drop in for this class)