|Irish Dance Class Dublin Ireland: Set Dancing Sean Nos and Ceili|
Set dancing classes on Wednesday nights in Dublin City, Ireland
Wednesdays: Marino Institute of Education
Charlemont, Griffith Avenue,
Drumcondra, Dublin 9 (City North)
Next class: Wed 23rd Jan 2019 at 8pm (Sean Nós Steps 7:30pm-8pm)directions  upcoming dates
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Marino Institute of Education is on a large campus. If you are using Google Maps, you can Click here for map, but if you are using a different Sat Nav system, you can enter the Entrance Gates coordinates below, since some Sat Nav systems have difficulty giving correct directions to places on private grounds.
Reception: 53.3735363,-6.2341618 Map showing reception door pointer
Entrance Gates: 53.372651,-6.236194 Map showing entrance gates pointer
Marino Institute of Education is on Griffith Avenue on the North side of Dublin City and is within easy reach of Marino, Drumcondra, Whitehall, Clontarf, Raheny, Coolock, Glasnevin, Beaumont, Phibsborough, Dublin City Centre and surrounding areas.
For details of classes in other locations, on other days of the week, click here.
A great fun way to exercise. Come along and try it, to see if it's something you'd enjoy doing.
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If you decide it is something you'd like to have a go at, you'll be very welcome to join us any Wednesday. If you decide it's not for you, there is 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! While it's primarily a set dance class, we generallly also do a bit of solo dancing, or Sean Nos, as it is commonly known.
Why not give it a try, it could well be the start of a new and very enjoyable lifelong pastime!
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 Marino Institute of Education. For directions to the venue, please see below.
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The Marino Institute of Education campus is located on the north side of Dublin City, in the Drumcondra/Marino area, within easy reach of Dublin City Centre. The class is held in the Edmund Hall, a lovely old stone building, located in the central courtyard. The venue is easy to find, has lots of parking and good public transport. For directions on how to get there by car or by public transport, please see the directions section below, which includes a link to an online map.
When you pass through the gates to the Marino Institute of Education campus, follow the signs for Car Parking and then Conference Centre, then go through the revolving glass doors to Reception and ask for directions to the Set Dancing Classes in the Edmund Hall.
Set Dancing Classes
Wednesday nights at 8 - 10 pm, in the Edmund Hall,
Marino Institute of Education, Charlemont, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9
Learn/practise the steps, figures & time of the popular sets and enjoy the fun of the ceili
No experience required - suitable for complete beginners
Partner not required, no need to book - just come along
Join us alone, with a partner, or with friends
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 night.
Directions and Dates:For detailed online directions, click here to go to Google Maps and then click "Get Directions".
The Marino Institute of Education can be easily reached by car (there's plenty of parking), or public transport.
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When you pass through the entrance gates, follow the signs for Car Parking and then St. Mary's / Reception, then go through the revolving glass doors and ask at reception for directions to Set Dancing in the Edmund Hall - the badge outside the hall reads Edmund Hall, but by that time, you'll probably hear the music and you'll know you've arrived!
Wed 12 Dec 2018 8pm to 10pm: End-of-term Hooley for regular class attendees - Music by: Paudie O'Connor and Aoife Ní Chaoimh
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Please note that dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances - please check back here from time-to-time for updates.
This is the entrance to Charlemont, off Griffith Avenue.
This is the entrance to Marino Institute of Education, off Charlemont.
Follow the signs to RECEPTION.
Reception: at the desk on the left inside the door, ask for directions to the Edmund Hall, also known as the Conference Hall.
This is the hall, where the set dancing takes place - it's a lovely bright room with high ceilings, a wooden floor and tall windows along each side.
More Information:Well, there isn't really any more information about the dancing class - we've put everything we can think of here on this website, which is up to date as of today, 17th January 2019. But, if you have read everything on this website, including:
and you still don't have enough information to make a decision on whether or not to come along, then we have forgotten something. In this case, please click here to contact us and we will get back to you by email as soon as possible. If your do not have access to email, please come along any Wednesday night at 8pm and we will answer your questions then.
Visiting Dublin:If you are visiting Dublin, whether from abroad or elsewhere in Ireland, you are very welcome to join us any Wednesday night. The class provides a relaxed and friendly environment in which to enjoy the fun of Irish set dancing. The class runs each year from the second Wednesday in September until the last Wednesday in May the following year.
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