13 Mar Around the Keith House with Irish Set Dancing
The last time Irish Set Dancing was offered at the Folk School, I decided to sign up to try something new. I love to dance and I exploring my Irish ancestry, so I thought it would be a good match. As a beginner to the style, I didn’t know what to expect, so the anticipation built as I walked into the Community Room on Friday night. What happened for the next 12 or so waking hours was joy, revelry, laughter, community and fun!
If you are familiar with American Square Dancing at all, Irish Set dancing is like the distant Celtic relative waving at you from across the Atlantic. Both Irish Set Dancing and Square Dancing derive from quadrilles, so they are a little similar. Jim Morrison is an excellent teacher who will break down the moves and figures patiently and clearly. The music is jumpin’ and lively and keeps you smiling.
Watch a video of an Irish Set Dancing Class Performance at Show and Tell: