Irish Social Dance Classes at Plano Rec Center Sep, 2006

The next set of céilí classes at the Carpenter Park Recreation Center will begin September 6th.

They will be held Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00, beginning students should arrive at 6:30pm on the first two nights.

In this class you’ll learn basic steps, Irish céilí and set dances. Watch the Plano Leisure web site or the catalog in your mailbox for details and to sign up.

SCMA ceili Sep 2, 2006

September 2nd marks the beginning of the 2006/2007 SCMA Ceili season with the first dance/workshop at the Move Studio in Plano.

The workshop runs from 7pm – 9pm and costs $6 for SCMA member and $7 for non-members.

More information is available at the ceili series homepage.

[added Sep 3, 2006]

Pictures and video from the ceili are now online.

Dancing at Trinity Hall Aug 26, 2006

This Saturday night a group of us are going out to Trinity Hall to listen to some music played by the TIMES band and get up on the floor and dance. Maybe the management will be willing to move some tables again if enough people show up.

The band starts at 8pm and will be playing until midnight. We probably won’t be there the entire four hours but we will be getting there early to try to grab a good set of tables.

This is also a good opportunity to show your support for the O’Flaherty retreat as the band members will be donating gig wages and tips toward the retreat.

Hope to see you there!

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Faoi Do Chois

Over the weekend Susan and I started reviewing a new dance DVD called Faoi Do Chois from Padraig and Roisin McEneany which includes instructions for four sets, the Connemara, Durrow Threshing, Fermanagh and South Sligo Lancers.

While not perfect, this is an excellent resource for those (like us) looking to learn more sets to teach others, or those others looking to just learn more sets.

We haven’t made it all the way through the DVD yet but I wanted to get a basic review out while we study to teach the first few figures of the Durrow Threshing set for an upcoming ceili.

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