Set and Céilí Dancing
There is a lot of Irish set and céilí
dancing here in the Bay Area. Listed below are the main events that
are scheduled on a regular basis. In addition to the events listed
below, there are also other non-scheduled ceilis and dance workshops
happening in the area. For these special events, you should check
out our calendar or our events page for more details.
There are also a great deal of dancing resource and information sites
on the web. Check out our dancing
resource page. There you will find links to other sites, and
a listing of local step dance schools.
We also have available here the descriptions (instructions) of some
of the set and céilí
dances that we do here on a regular basis.
Local Area Dance Listing
Second & Fourth Fridays (photo) (photo)
Brosnan Schoold of Irish Dance
Mary McDonagh & Micheal Minihan teach Irish Set Dancing
From 7:00 PM to 9:00PM
There is a $5 charge for the class. Tea & Cakes served.
for more information.
Noncompetitive beginning low style step for adults
10 am - 3 pm or by arrangement other times
There is a $5 charge for the class
for more information.
Every Thursday (except the first Thursday)
Set Dancing Class at the United Irish Cultural Center
Join us as we learn new sets. Instructors rotate weekly. Taped music.
From 7:30 PM to 9:00PM
2700 45th Avenue (at Sloat Blvd.) , San Francisco, CA
Set Dancing at the Plough and Stars
Just dancing! Live Music!
Suggested donation to support the music: $5.00
From 9:30 PM to 11:00PM (starts at 8:00 PM on the first Thursday)
On Clement between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, San Francisco, CA
Set Dancing at Lilly Mac's
Lessons by Michael Murphy start at 7:30 PM
Dancing to live music from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
187 South Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
Contact Michael Murphy - (415) 999-6062
Céilí Dancing Class with John Slaymaker at the Starry Plough
Lessons from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Dancing to live music from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
3101 Shattuck Ave, two blocks off of Ashby in Berkeley, CA
Every 1st and 3rd Monday
Sean-nós Dancing Class with Shirleigh Brannon at the Ashkenaz
Lessons from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Slow session from 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Presently there is no regular scheduled dancing
Santa Cruz - Monterey
There is no regular scheduled dancing, but there are occasional ceilis at the Trout Farm in Felton. The next one is Saturday January 30th, 2016 @ 8:30pm. Contact Julie Horner for more information: