Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Upcoming Sean-Nós Dancing Workshops by midatlanticcce
May 10, 2011, 5:19 pm
Filed under: Classes / Lessons / Education, Dance, NYC

Sean-Nós Dancing Workshops

Workshop 1: Sean-Nós Dancing & Battering Steps for Set Dancing

Saturday May 21, 2011, 10 AM – 12 PM, $25

The IAANJ Clubhouse
352 Richard Mine Road
Rockaway, NJ

For info call: Sue Quinn 201 252-2033

Workshop 2: Sean-Nós Dancing

Sunday May 22, 1 – 2.30 PM, $20

Pearl Dance Studios
500 8th Ave (4th Floor), btwn 35th/36th St
NY, NY 10018
Studio 401

For info, email Mary Beth Taylor;

Sean-Nós (‘old style’) Dancing is a traditional form of Irish solo dancing with roots in rural Ireland. Spontaneous and improvisational, sean-nós is a percussive form of dance which works closely with the rhythms of Irish music.

‘Battering’ in set dancing is the loose, flat-footed style of ‘drumming’ footwork which complements the movements in the sets. Popular in reel sets like the Connemara and the Plain, battering adds an additional element of rhythm and fun.

Mary Beth Taylor, Director of Scoil Rince Taylor Irish Dancing & Sean-Nós Dancing School in Dublin, has taught and performed sean-nós dancing in Ireland, Europe, the USA, and the South Pacific. Along with teaching and performing, she has competed in sean-nós dancing competitions across Ireland and has choreographed for television and the stage.


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