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LuAnne Anderson

Message 6237 · 17 Jan 1997 19:06:29 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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>In reference to Martin and Priscilla's comments on Irish Ceilidh Dancing. There
>are somewhere between twelve and twenty standard Ceilidh dances that every
>certificated Irish Dance Teacher (even those teaching only step dancing) must
>know. i have yet to attend an Irish Dance where they go beyond these standard
>dances but that is only my personal experience. They are complex but the
>repertory is much more limited than the Scottish Country Dance repertory.
>
>There is probably more Irish dancing done in the Baltimore/Washington DC area
>than in New York or Boston (surprisingly) and (even more surprisingly) there is
>a fair amount of Irish Dancing in New Orleans. In New Orleans there is a lovely
>bar down near the French Quarter that has two bands, one in the bar playing for
>listening and one in a hall with a nice wood floor where they do Ceilidh dances
>almost every evening .Admittedly, since the dancing is for the general bar
>customers, the range and style of dancing is VERY limited-but it is much fun.
>Don't rememer the name of the place but it is listed as an Irish Pub in Tourist
>guides. If you get to New Orleans I would highly recommend it-as I would the
>local Scottish Coutry Dance group that meets out near the Levee at the end of
>the St. Charles trolley line.
>
>Ben Stein
>102510.477@Xxxxxxxxxx.Xxx

Ben:
This might have already been written about but for those of us just getting on -

might you list the twelve to twenty standard ceilidh dances that every
certifed Irish Dance Teacher should know? I'm definitely not certified but
love to dance and want to be sure to be familiar with the dances that would
show up during a ceilidh if I ever got the chance to go to one. Thanks

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