Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Sean Nós Dance Workshop by midatlanticcce
April 22, 2012, 4:18 pm
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Sean Nós Dance Workshop wih Siobhán Butler

May 10, 2012

Sean Nós dancing is solo Irish dancing in it’s original form. Literally translating to “Old Style”, Sean Nós is an improvised style of dance that is completely unique to each dancer. Dancers interpret the music through low to floor percussive movements, adding their own stylized flairs. Wear comfortable leather or hard rubber soled shoes.

Beginner Sean Nós
Designed for those with little to no percussive dance experience, dancers will learn basic sean nós movements and their relationship to Irish music.

Intermediate/Advanced Sean Nós
Taught at a faster pace, this class is ideal for anyone with previous experience or who wish to build off of what was taught in the beginner class. With improvisation being a huge part of sean nós, students will learn musical sensibility receiving technique training on how to interpret the music in their own way.

Space is limited, please RSVP.

When: Thursday May 10th, 2012

Where: 300 W. 43rd St. #401A, New York, NY

Time: 6-7:15pm Beginner
7:15-8:30pm Int./Adv.

Cost: $20 one class, $35 two classes


Siobhán Butler is an accomplished percussive dancer that has performed internationally with acts such as Natalie MacMaster, Celtic Crossroads, Kieran Jordan, and Tony DeMarco to name a few. Born in Cambridgeshire, England, Siobhán fell in love with Irish dance and music and began Irish dancing at age 8. After a successful career in competitive Irish step dancing, Siobhán now focuses her time dancing the old style, Sean Nós dancing. Siobhán is influenced by several different percussive dance styles, also having training in tap, flamenco, cape breton, and appalachian clogging. Her mission as both a teacher and a dancer is to reunite Irish music and dance. Dance is not only another layer of the music, but it is also the physical interpretation of it. With her technical, Irish step dance background mixed with her knowledge of traditional, improvised dance styles, Siobhán brings a completely unique point of view to dancing.


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