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MADDEN'S BELFAST - EACH WEDNESDAY
Join me in dance and shake a leg at 2023!
Details of the event:
New 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 7.30-9pm '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
Cost: £5 per person
If you know people in the Belfast area, please share this announcement with them.
NB - there is a music session in the downstairs bar from 8-11pm lead by piper Aaron O'Hagan -------------------------
LURGAN CASTLE, EACH THURSDAY
To resume on 10 February 2023
Couch to Céilí - fun guaranteed - get moving - get dancing!
Annette was recently asked to contribute to a relatively new charity - the Knitted Knockers of Northern Ireland, based in her home town. The charity helps those who are both suffering from, or in recovery from breast cancer - with special dedicated activities in areas of health, wellbeing and the arts. The organisation also runs events for the general public to fund these special activities.
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: Courtyard Buildings, Lurgan Castle/Brownlow House
Time: Friday, 11.00-12.30, 60mins of dance + cuppa & cake
Cost: £5 per person 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.
DANCE WORKSHOPS AT THE COBBLESTONE, DUBLIN - 2-down, many more to follow!
Annette is keen to run occasional traditional Irish solo dance workshops in Dublin, drop her a line here if you have any questions or requests. Both the October and November workshops (2022) were well received.
Annette would suggest meeting again in February or March 2023.
OTHER DANCE OPPORTUNITIES
HOME STUDY courses are also available in the shop, levels 1-4 (from beginner up) Click here to view.
The following links illustrate Annette's last series of online courses (May-June 2022 - block 11) - now available for "home-study": Level 1 (beginner) - this trailer includes a demonstration of instruction. Level 2 Trailer Level 3 Trailer Level 4 Trailer Trailer for all 4 levels, here
"BAL FEIRSTE" is a French Dance Club based in Belfast, a not-for-profit organisation. Annette is one of the founding members, and a current committee member. She helps run a monthly event, drop here a line here if you would like to know more.
COMING UP IN FEBRUARY!
The UKs longest running folk festival takes place in Exeter this year - check their website for details, Annette will be running two workshops:
Step with Annette's next 5-week online course will begin in February 2023. For your information there is new repertoire each term and each online course ends with a free Party/Graduation Night - the best of craic!
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------------------------- COMING UP IN MARCH!
Annette will be running two events sponsored by the Belfast Festival of Learning; a beginners adult dance class, and an afternoon ceili - family friendly. Full details to follow.