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MADDEN'S BELFAST - EACH WEDNESDAY
Join the craic in dance!
Details of the event:
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 7.30-9pm '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 -------------------------
NORTH STREET LURGAN, EACH THURSDAY
Couch to Céilí - fun guaranteed - get moving - get dancing!
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
Time: Thursday, 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 the spring of 2023.
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 each
"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.
------------------------- COMING UP IN MARCH 2023!
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.