Dancing Aug 19, 2012

I don’t yet know if I’ll be joining in the dancing or if I’ll be spectating and calling but come out to Trinity Hall on Sunday for some good tunes and dancing.

3rd Sunday Ceili at Trinity Hall Dallas – Céilí with the Trinity Hall Session Players
Date: Sunday, 19th
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Trinity Hall Irish Pub at Mockingbird Station
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
214-887-3600
Cost: Free!  (Please do support the pub.)
Music by: Trinity Hall Session Players
Calling/walkthroughs by: Susan and Michael Harrison
Dances: What dances would you like?  Ceili, two-hand, Set, just let us know what you enjoy dancing!  Shout out in email, Facebook or Twitter about dances you’d like to do!

D/FW Irish Ceili Dancers on Facebook
If you haven’t yet seen it check out the group on Facebook.  It’s another avenue to find out about upcoming events and connect with local dancers.

Twitter channel for Irish dancing in D/FW
If you’d like to get dance related updates on your phone or twitter client, there’s a new channel for the D/FW area where you can find out about dancing opportunities.
Check out @dfwirishdance in your twitter client to keep up with dance events.  You can also comment and share events where people can get up and dance!

Dance notes, full and crib
A continually growing list of notes on Irish, Scottish, ceili, set, two-hand and Contra dances is available on DanceMinder.  The interface allows a full view with all notes as well as a Crib view that presents a shortened view suitable for calling or referring to when you’re on the dance floor.
If you’d like to help contribute let us know.  We’ve also added several tutorials to the new DanceMinder blog which will help you to see what DanceMinder offers.

Updates to DanceMinder

There were a number of changes to DanceMinder this weekend as I’ve integrated WordPress into the site and created a Facebook community page.

I’ve also tweaked the look slightly so that it’s a bit cleaner.

Give it a look and give the community page a Like.

July 2012 dancing

Here’s the rundown for scheduled Irish dancing events around Dallas in July.

3rd Sunday Ceili at Trinity Hall Dallas – Céilí with the Trinity Hall Session Players
Date: Sunday, July 15th
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Trinity Hall Irish Pub at Mockingbird Station
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
214-887-3600
Cost: Free!  (Please do support the pub.)
Music by: Trinity Hall Session Players
Dances: What dances would you like?  Ceili, two-hand, Set, just let us know what you enjoy dancing!  Shout out in email, Facebook or Twitter about dances you’d like to do!

Irish Social Dancing Basics Class
Date: Saturday, July 21st.
Time: TBD (it will be in the afternoon, time is being firmed up as people respond)
Location: Harrison Studio in Plano, 75025
Cost: A $5 donation would be appreciated.
This will be a lesson in fundamentals, how to get from point A to B without running into folks plus what to do with your feet.
*** Does a 4:00pm start time work for you? If not, what would? We’ll dance for 1½ – 2 hours.

If you’re on Facebook see the Invite for current discussions.  You can also reply to this post with any questions you may have.

Irish Social Dancing Intermediate Class
This will be a slightly more advanced class as compared to the class happening on the 21st.  Details are still being worked out but it will probably be held on either the 28th or 29th.  Reply to this email or on Facebook if you’d like more details or have a preferred date.

D/FW Irish Ceili Dancers on Facebook
If you haven’t yet seen it check out the group on Facebook.  It’s another avenue to find out about upcoming events and connect with local dancers.

Twitter channel for Irish dancing in D/FW
If you’d like to get dance related updates on your phone or twitter client, there’s a new channel for the D/FW area where you can find out about dancing opportunities.
Check out @dfwirishdance in your twitter client to keep up with dance events.  You can also comment and share events where people can get up and dance!

Dance notes, full and crib
A continually growing list of notes on Irish, Scottish, ceili, set, two-hand and Contra dances is available on DanceMinder.  The interface allows a full view with all notes as well as a Crib view that presents a shortened view suitable for calling or referring to when you’re on the dance floor.
If you’d like to help contribute let us know.