Monday Night Beginner Set Dancing Classes at Harrington’s:
The 2011 summer beginner classes in Irish Set Dancing are led by Frank Keane, assisted by Eileen McClelland. Frank & Eileen run the Wednesday night set dancing sessions year round upstairs at Harrington’s from 7:30 to 9:30. The beginner class gives interested dancers a chance to gain experience in the sets that are regularly danced at Harrington’s and other greater Boston locations (and worldwide). The fee is $7 per night, pay as you go. There is no sign-up required but we request you leave your contact information in case we need to cancel class for some reason. All ages welcome. Partners are not required; sets are formed with whoever shows up.
What is Irish Set Dancing? To put it simply, eight people create a square formation, and follow a series of movements using simple footwork. More than that, it’s cultural, musical, social, good exercise, and it’s fun!
We recommend leather-soled shoes that fasten securely to your feet for dancing & loose light-weight clothing for comfort (think tee-shirt). The hall is air-conditioned.
Summer 2011 Class Schedule:
Six classes from 7:30 to 9PM upstairs at Harrington’s, 17 Water Street, Wakefield, MA (Website: http://www.harringtonspub.com ) starting June 27th
Week 1 June 27 North Kerry Set polka, jig & hornpipe
Week 2 July 18 Connemara Reel Set reels & polka
Week 3 July 25 Caledonian Set reel, jig, & hornpipe
Week 4 August 1 Kilfenora reel, jig, & hornpipe
Week 5 August 8 Plain Clare reels & a jig
Week 6 September TBD Clare Lancers all reels
Note: Monday, July 11th class was cancelled due to a conflict in scheduling the function room. We will reschedule in September
Contact: Frank Keane | Email: frank @irishsetdancing.org | Tel: 781-205-9721