Monday, 24 January 2011

Learning Irish Set and Ceili Dancing from CCE Ottawa Branch

The Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCE) Ottawa Branch teaches Irish set and ceili dancing, in the basement hall of Blessed Sacrament Church, 194 Fourth Ave in the Glebe, each Monday evening. The time for Set and Ceili dancing class is 8:30-10:00pm. The cost for CCE members is $7/class ($84/semester), and $9/class ($112/semester) for non members. Instruction is supportive and all levels of experience are welcome. A partner is not mandatory, but it helps. Bring comfortable shoes, and a container of water for breaks.

Among others, two of the Set Dances currently being taught in the Monday classes are:
The Moycullen Set
The Claddagh Set

Other Set Dances which are popular at the CCE Ottawa Ceili's include:
The Kerry Set
The Antrim Square

Ceili dances which are popular at the ceilis include:
The Haymakers Jig
The Walls of Limerick
...and more!

Ceilis are held at the same location, one Saturday of most non-summer months (Ceilis include both Set and Ceili dances, door prizes, performances, cash bar, and free tea and Irish soda bread!).

Further information on CCE Ottawa is found at the following link:

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