Sharing Irish dancing with my friends and non-dancers is something I love to do, AND it needs to be very, very easy.
Here, I am featuring three of the 6 different Irish dance styles with videos and instructions that are linked to each dance name so you can follow along.
- Irish set dancing figures
- Irish two hand dancing
- Irish céilí dancing
If you’re really keen and this is your first time getting people dancing, see my next post How to work with your party crowd who are keen to dance (and have probably had a few drinks)…
IRISH SET DANCES: Dance with as many pairs as you like in a circle
IRISH TWO HAND DANCES: For pairs
IRISH CÉILÍ DANCES: Dancing in pairs, organised into lines of two & four
Matt Cunningham has great music recorded specifically for many of these dances and has a great range of CDs to choose from – have a look. Alternatively, choose suitable speed & length polkas, jigs and reels from your own collection. Even better, hire a band!
My sincere thanks to all those who have taken the time to post dance videos & dance instructions- we love sharing!
Happy dancing this Christmas.