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Daytime Set Dancing / Sean Nos Class on Wednesday Mornings in Churchtown, South Dublin, Ireland

Please note: this class has temporarily switched to Tuesday mornings in The Glenside.

We will will most likely revert to Wednesday mornings once my broken wrist has healed and I'm ready to start dancing again. In the meantime, my wife is taking the class on Tuesdays - Pat

Daytime Class: Dublin South
Upstairs Function Room,
The Glenside, Landscape Road
Churchtown, Dublin 14

Next class: Wed 26th Feb 2020 11am to 1pm

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Map coordinates: 53.299735,-6.267647 - click here for online map

Glenside Pub Dublin: morning set dancing class

The Glenside is on Landscape Road, Churchtown, Dublin South, within easy reach of Churchtown, Rathfarnham, Templeogue, Terenure, Dundrum, Milltown, Clonskeagh, Rathmines, Ranelagh, Nutgrove, Goatstown, Mount Merrion and surrounding areas.

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Great fun and good exercise as well. Come along and try it out, to see if it's something you'd enjoy doing.

You might like to check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page first and then use "Back" to come back to here.

If you decide it is something you'd like to have a go at, you'll be very welcome to join. If you decide it's not for you, there's no obligation whatsoever to come back. Everyone welcome, partner not required. People who have never done set dancing before are especially welcome.

Learn set dancing, join in the Ceili and enjoy the craic!

The most common reaction of people who try set dancing for the first time is "it's really great fun, I wish I had found out about this years ago!". There is absolutely nothing to lose by coming along and giving it a try - if you decide it's not for you, there is no obligation whatsoever to come back again. One thing for sure is that you will be made welcome. The majority of people come along on their own and we are all delighted to see new people coming through the door for the first time, whether they are men on their own, women on their own, or couples. Within minutes, you will feel totally at home with a friendly bunch of people, who are out to enjoy the craic. In addition to the weekly class, some of the gang meet up at local festivals and ceilis throughout the year, where the craic continues. You will not find a more fun way to exercise!

Why not give it a try, it could well be the start of a new and very enjoyable lifelong pastime!

Class Format:
  • During the first half of the night, we teach a set from scratch, starting with the basics. No prior knowledge of dance is assumed or expected. This part of the night is particularly suitable for people who are new to set dancing
  • At around 9 pm, we declare a break, during which you have the option of taking a rest, or, if you play an instrument, you are very welcome to join our Learner's Session.
  • After the break, we typiclly dance through one, two or maybe even three sets, which we have covered previously in class. This gives the "regulars" a chance to put into practice some of the dances that have previously been taught. Newcomers are encouraged to join in, but it's absolutely no problem if you decide to sit out a set. The emphasis is primarily on having a bit of fun and no one takes it in any way seriously if something goes astray.
  • We typically finish off with the same short set each night, currently The Ballyvourney Jig Set, finishing at 10pm
The reason for finishing with the same set each night is that, if you attend regularly, you will know this set "like the back of your hand" and you will be able to dance it "on auto-pilot", without thinking, which is by far the most enjoyable way to dance. We typically stick with the same finish set for many months, so that everyone gets to know it well.

From time-to-time, we occasionally have a night of ceili and two-hand dances instead of set dancing. Ceili dances, such as The Siege of Ennis and The Walls of Limerick and two-hand dances such as Shoe the Donkey and The Stack of Barley are very popular at weddings and other family gatherings and whenever we want to celebrate our Irishness, such as around St. Patrick's Day.

This page mainly has details about to get to the set dancing class in The Glenside Pub, Churchtown. For directions to the venue, please see below.

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Admission to the class in the Glenside is 10 Euro, payable in class. The class is for adults and, since it is held in a licensed premises, we are unable to cater for children.

Directions and Dates:

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Landscape Road is off Braemor Road in Churchtown, south Dublin. The Glenside, a large thatched building, is the only pub on Landscape Road and is easy to find. The class is held in the upstairs Function Room, which is accessed via the lounge.
  • By car:
    Landscape Road is shown on the Dublin maps and on online maps. There is ample free parking, on-street and in the car park at the rear of the pub

  • By public transport:
    The Number 14 Bus travels from the city centre to the Dundrum Luas station. If travelling from the city, get off on Braemor Road at the stop after Mount Carmel Hospital. click here for Dublin Bus website

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The class is held upstairs, the bar staff will be happy to direct you.

Upcoming dates:

no class on 19th Feb (mid term)
Wed 26th Feb 2020 (morning class)
Wed 4th Mar 2020 (morning class)
Wed 11th Mar 2020 (morning class)
Wed 18th Mar 2020 (morning class)
Wed 25th Mar 2020 (morning class)
Wed 1st Apr 2020 (morning class)
Easter Break 2020
Wed 22nd Apr 2020 (morning class)
Wed 29th Apr 2020 (morning class)
Wed 6th May 2020 (morning class)
Wed 13th May 2020 (morning class)
Wed 20th May 2020 (morning class)
Wed 27th May 2020 (morning class)
Summer Break 2020
Wed 9th Sep 2020 (morning class)

Please note that dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances - please check back here from time-to-time for updates.

About the class:

The emphasis is on dancing for enjoyment. It really is great fun and well worth a try - just come along and give it a try. Most people turn up on their own, but if you can convince others to come along with you, so much the better - the more, the merrier! Most people get great enjoyment of of it, but, if you decide it's not for you, there's no obligation whatsoever to stay, or return. So, there's a lot to gain and very little to lose.

New dancers are welcome at any time. We start a new set from scratch every few weeks, so newcomers are not at any disadvantage. While of course, we'd love if you could attend every class, we realise that this is not always possible. You are always welcome to join us whenever you are available, whether you are an experienced or inexperienced dancer, even if it is only for a single class. While it's mainly a set dance class, we generallly also do a bit of solo dancing (Sean Nos), at some stage during the night.

Above all else, the primary objective is to have fun!

Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome at any time.

It is not necessary to book in advance, just come along.

Why not give it a try - you will be very welcome.

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Mailing List:

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Visiting Dublin:

If you are visiting Dublin, whether from abroad or elsewhere in Ireland, you are very welcome to join us. The class provides a relaxed and friendly environment in which to enjoy the fun of Irish set dancing. The class runs each year from mid-September until the last Tuesday in May the following year.

See you at the Ceili
Many class members meet up at ceili events and festivals throughout the year.

More Information:

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