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Sean-nós Dance Weekend In New York! by midatlanticcce
September 23, 2015, 1:35 pm
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Sean-nós Dance Weekend In New York

SaturdaySunday, September 26-27

Sean-nós dance is Ireland’s “old style” Irish dance — with footwork danced close-to-the-floor and a flowing, improvisation approach that is keenly connected to the music. Come visit the Big Apple for a weekend of learning and dancing sean-nós!
Workshops given by Siobhan Butler, Kieran Jordan, and Niall O’Leary
Additional opportunities to dance:
  • Saturday Dance Jams in Jersey City & Manhattan
  • Saturday Evening Céilí in Long Island City, Queens
  • Sunday Music Sessions throughout the city
Workshops with Siobhan Butler
Saturday, September 26th
The Players Theater (Studio 2D), 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York, NY
“Building a Body of Steps” – Beginners
Designed for beginners, this class will give students the tools they need to begin building their repertoire of sean-nós steps and movements.
“Musicality in Sean-nós Dance” – Intermediate/Advanced
This class will explore the multiple layers of traditional music and how dancers can hone in on their own natural rhythmic senses to interpret the music.
$20 one/$35 both
Workshops with Kieran Jordan
Sunday, September 27th
The Players Theater, 115 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York, NY
“Timing Is Everything” – Beginners
Let’s teach our feet to make accurate sounds. We’ll move from simple pedestrian rhythms into basic sean-nós steps, with an emphasis on clear clean timing.
“Spice Up Your Steps” – Intermediate/Advanced
For dancers with experience, we’ll explore how to add rhythmic variety, visual variations, and other spicy steps to your sean-nós dance.
$25 one/$45 both
Register: Kieran’s workshops are co-sponsored through the Irish Arts Center NYC. Please visit their website to register in advance.
Workshop with Niall O’Leary
Sunday, September 27th
Upstairs at O’Lunney’s Times Square Pub, 145 W. 45th Street (6th-7th Aves.) New York, NY
“Rhythm in Sean-nós Dance” – all levels
This class will investigate and draw out the different rhythms in sean-nós dance, from basic to more intense!
$25, or $20 if you attended other sean-nós workshops on Saturday or earlier on Sunday!
Jersey City Irish Festival
Saturday, September 26th
Exchange Place in Downtown Jersey City
1.30pm: Niall O’Leary Irish Band with
Sean-nós dance jams with Niall O’Leary & Jake James & performances by the Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe
Craobh Úll Mór CCE Céilí
Saturday, September 26th
New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
Catered dinner, Set Dancing, and Sean-nós Step About
Dinner 6:30pm
Céilí 8pm
Cover charge: $20 (discounted price for workshop participants) for Céilí and Dinner
Niall O’Leary Irish Band at Paddy Reilly’s
Saturday, September 26th, 11pm
Paddy Reilly’s, 519 2nd Ave. (29th Street) New York, NY 10016
Sean-nós dance jams with Niall O’Leary & Jake James
Cover charge: $5 at the door, FREE for dancers with dance shoes!
Session at The Brass Monkey
Sunday, September 27th
3-6 pm
The Brass Monkey Bar, 55 Little W 12th St, (West Side Highway) New York, NY 10014
No cover
Session and Sean-nós Dance Jam w/ Niall O’Leary & Friends
Sunday, September 27th
Wolfe Tone’s Irish Pub, 37 East 29th Street (btwn. Park & Madison Aves.) New York, NY 10016
No cover
Session at 11th Street
Sunday, September 27th
11th Street Bar, 512 East 11th Street (between Aves A & B) New York, NY
No cover

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