FREE Introductory Dance Session ~ Old Style Irish Dancing

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FREE Introductory Dance Session ~ Old Style Irish Dancing

1-1.45pm Free Introductory Dance Session to include:
- some background on Old Style Dance, with demonstrations.
- an opportunity to dance a few basic steps
- absolutely NO experience necessary
- bring some hard soled shoes and a sense of fun!
- Warning! Step dancing can become addictive!

Step dancing is not just a great way to get fit but gives you an opportunity to make new friends through music and dance.

All welcome

What is Step Dancing?
Step dancing is a percussive form of dance, danced alone, with footwork close to the floor. It is danced by people of all ages - I know step dancers who are over 80. Old Style Step dancing is the precursor to competitive Irish dancing and Riverdance.

What to wear / bring to this introductory session?
A sense of fun! There are no expensive accessories required, just wear some hard soled shoes, please avoid sneakers, or shoes with a wedge-heel. (at class, I would recommend you bring a bottle of water)

Research ….
Research has proven that dancing is one of the best forms of activity for keeping the body active and the mind alert.

Also of note, a full workshop will follow the free taster session, those attending the beginner session can stay and watch, or participate if they feel able, full details here:

1.45pm Registration
2-4pm Workshop teaching a hornpipe from Michael Tubridy’s 2nd book of dances, a series of steps that Celine Tubridy learned during her childhood in Donegal.
This workshop would suit those who have attended at least 3 terms of Annette’s classes, or have a background in percussive dance.

Cost: £15
Live music throughout.
4pm Tea / coffee / cake and chit-chat

Get in touch if you would like further information on the free session, workshop or new term of classes - starting on 15 January in Lurgan Town Hall.

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Tel: 07788 730 429
Youtube channel:

Warning: Step dancing can become addictive!

Re: FREE Introductory Dance Session ~ Old Style Irish Dancing

For those in Scotland, there is a Saturday morning Irish dance class for kids at St. Helen’s Church, near Pollokshaws Road, GLASGOW G42 (southside of the city between Battlefield and Shawlands). I sat in on it once and a good time they were having (boys greatly outnumbered by girls of course)

Don’t know if a charge made or not.