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Inisheer Irish Dancers Open House & Intro Workshops!!
June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Are you ready to try something new and fun? Ready to get out and move? If you are, then join the Inisheer Irish Dancers as we welcome you into our space for two introductory workshops on Saturday, June 18!
1-2pm Sean nos (Old Style) Irish step dance
2-2:30pm Break for socializing tea, Irish soda bread and other treats!
2:30-3:30pm Irish Set dancing – The Connemara Set!
You can participate in one or both of the workshops. (You are our guest – No cost!)
Sean-nós step dance is characterized by its “low to the ground” footwork, improvised steps, free movement of the arms with high value placed on personal style.
Irish sets are danced by four couples in a square, and are derived from French Quadrilles which were brought to Ireland in the nineteenth century. Irish dancers adapted the figures to their own music and steps to form dances with great drive and enjoyment. *The terms “ladies” and “gents” are used in Irish set dancing.
Inisheer Irish Dancers have been based in Gainesville, Florida since 2003 and we have a BLAST performing Sean nos styles and Set dancing at festivals around North Florida.
We welcome ALL regardless of religious belief, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.
Masks are welcome but not required. (Subject to change depending on COVID updates)
Everyone who participates will get a free Inisheer Irish Dancers T-shirt!