Classes, Workshops and Events - further details below -
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MADDEN'S BELFAST - EACH WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2023
Join the craic in dance! 😊
A weekly event - a mixed level class / dance session
"Maddens bar, even though it resides in the heart of the city, epitomises tradition, warmth and craic; it is renowned for its vibrant traditional music scene."
Each Wednesday from 7-8.30pm 'Step with Annette' will host an open dance floor session in 2 parts:
a) 30-40 minutes of tuition in old style step dancing, 1 or 2 new steps each week, perhaps 1 easy step and a more advanced step, as the sessions progress there will be some revision of previously taught steps/dances, or dances already known by those attending.
b) 50-60 minutes of 'open dance floor', repeating the taught step/s and building on repertoire each week, step-about will be encouraged. Between the solo dances, Annette will teach some simple 2-hand dances from Donegal.
The aim is to get people dancing outside the classroom environment, while also attracting people who are curious about dance and are keen to try a few simple steps - ie something for everyone.
Venue: Upstairs @Maddens Bar, Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1FJ
PRICING: a 6 week course: 13 Sept - 25 Oct a 6 week course: 1 Nov - 6 Dec
1. Payment on wk 1, for all 6 weeks = £36 2. Payment on week 2 for 5 weeks = £30 3. Or cost per session = £7
As an added bonus, if you pay for the course in advance and miss a week, you will receive a short video of any new steps covered, so that you can catch up before the following week.
FYI there is always recap each week of the steps covered.
If you know people in the Belfast area, please share this announcement with them.
NB - there is live music in the downstairs bar from 8pm lead by piper Aaron O'Hagan.
NORTH STREET LURGAN, EACH THURSDAY
Couch to Céilí - fun guaranteed - get moving - get dancing!
RUNNING SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2023 (no class on 26 October - a 1 week halloween break)
Annette will lead you in a mix of folk dances, all welcome, no partner or experience necessary, instruction will be given - selecting dances from her repertoire of 2-hand dances, Irish Ceili, Scottish, French and Breton dances - in lines, circles and couples (you may wish to bring a partner and dance together, this is not essential).
Venue: The Community Hall at St Peter's Church, North Street, Lurgan
PRICING: a 6 week course: 14 Sept - 19 Oct a 6 week course: 2 Nov - 7 Dec
1. Payment on wk 1, for all 6 weeks = £36 2. Payment on week 2 for 5 weeks = £30 3. Or cost per session = £7 Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes, sneakers are not advisable.
If you know people in the Lurgan area, please share this announcement with them. If you have any questions, drop me a line here.
OTHER DANCE OPPORTUNITIES
HOME STUDY courses are also available in the shop, levels 1-4 (from beginner up) Click here for more details Click here to view trailers for previous courses
Student quote: From: Lisa. Sent: Wed, 25 October 2023 Subject: Re: ☘️ Home Study Course – St Brigid’s Day Wow! Thank you so much for this home study course, wonderful detail and much more than I had expected! I really want this to be my party piece, I've wanted to learn it for a while! I'll let you know how I get on. L xx 😊 (from Nova Scotia)
SOLO DANCE WORKSHOP @THE COBBLESTONE, DUBLIN
4-down, many more to follow!
Next workshop - TBA
These in-person workshops will be repeated online.
Drop Annette a line here if you have any questions or requests. Workshops to date have been well received.
"BAL FEIRSTE" is a French Dance Club based in Belfast, a not-for-profit organisation. Annette is one of the founding members, and current chair. Drop her a line here if you would like to know more.
Workshop & Bal: 18 November 2023 Shared Meal & Bal: 16 December 2023 Venue: An Droichead, Belfast