Tell your friends, your friends friends, your siblings and office cohorts about the ceili. Drag those people out who you know would enjoy a night of jumping, sliding, bouncing fun with good music but insist on saying ‘I don’t know how.’ We’ll show you and there are plenty of people who can help pull and push you through the dances.
The theme for this ceili is ‘Less teaching, more dancing.’ We’re going to try just running through the more difficult aspects of a dance and depend on people to watch closely when it isn’t their turn and on the experienced group at large to help the new people if they run into trouble. If there are enough ‘ringers’ at the ceili that should result in more dancing throughout the night.
For the lesson period this month we’ll finish up the Cavan Reel and continue with the Antrim Square.
For the main ceili time we’re thinking of doing (in no particular order):
The last SCMA ceili for the 2009/2010 season. Most of our regulars had other places to be and we thought it might end up as a very private session between us and the musicians. Happily a few regulars and a bunch of new people came out and we had two full sets!
Technorati : ceili, dance, interesting, irish, music, scma, set Del.icio.us : ceili, dance, interesting, irish, music, scma, set
The night moved along fast. There was some teaching, then some dancing, then more teaching and more dancing. Every few songs the whole floor would take a breather to get drinks and snacks. There were about 37 people there — couples, singles, families, all kinds, all types. The whole group was wildly energetic. They danced and laughed and just had fun the whole time.
I’m glad you enjoyed it Brandon and hope you can make it out to future ceili ‘s.