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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.

Set Dances Ceílí Dances
The Baile Bhúirne Jig Set
The Borlin Set
The Caledonian Set
The Castle Set (modern version)
The Castle Set (traditional version)
The Clare Lancers
The Corofin Plain Set
The Connemara Set
The Clare Orange and Green Set
The Plain Set
The Derradda Set
Labasheeda Set
The Mazurka Set
The Newport Set
The Paris Set
The Skibbereen Set
The Sliabh Luachra Set
The Televara Set
The Valentia Right and Left Set
The Waltz Cotillion
 
 
Local Area Dance Listing


North Bay
   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.
      Please contact Mary McDonagh or Micheal Minihan for more information.

   Sundays
      Mill Valley
      
Noncompetitive beginning low style step for adults
      10 am - 3 pm or by arrangement other times
      There is a $5 charge for the class
      Please contact Shirleigh for more information.



San Francisco
   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
      (415) 661-2700

   Every Thursday
      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


South Bay
   Every Tuesday
      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



East Bay
   Every Monday
      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
      (510) 841-2082

   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


Peninsula
   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:
leap2three@gmail.com
 
Updated Thursday, May 19, 2016
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