Irish Ceili
Shauna Gareth

Our Irish Ceili Dancing lesson will start with a little basic Irish footwork, then take you through a few traditional dances that will have you prancing about, grinning with glee (we hope) & dancing with nearly everyone in the room. If you don’t pick up the fancy footwork right away, don’t worry – you will still be able to do all of the dances. When I say something like “jig setting step” you just think “hop up & down” or “get funky & boogie” & everything will be fine! This is a dance tradition that stems from celebrations of every kind, from weddings & wakes to livening up an evening at the local pub. We seek & embrace the tradition, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously!

I coordinate & teach at Alameda Ceili, along with a small team of teachers, several of whom will be mingling with the crowd & helping during this class. If you enjoy this class, you’re more than prepared to join us on Mondays!