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Set Dancing commences Sept 13th

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Ladies & Gentlemen its time to get Jiggy!  Set Dancing commences Thursday September 13th at 8.30pm in the village hall.  Beginners and new comers always welcome.  No need to worry about coming alone, you’ll meet plenty of friendly people there.

Mary Keane is the instructor for September with  taking over in October.   €5 a night including a lovely cup of tea afterwards.

Set dancing is a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland.   Four couples are arranged in a square to dance with each couple being in the middle of the sides of the square. Both the eight dancers in the group and the dance itself are called a “set”.  The “dance” is a sequence which usually have a common theme or structure.

In the set, the couple with their backs to the band are traditionally named “First Tops” with “Second Tops” facing them. The couple on First Tops left hand side is called “First Sides” with “Second Sides” facing. Usually the First Tops are the first to dance, with some sets having First Sides and then Second Tops going next and some having Second Tops and then the First Sides. Second Sides is almost always the last couple to dance, and is therefore a good place for beginners to start, as they get more time to watch the demonstrations of the figure that the other couples give.

Remember! Starting Thursday September 13th at 8.30pm in St Patrick’s Hall (directly across from the pub).

For more information or enquiries Call Hilary on 087 2693703

2 Comments

  1. Would like to attend classes on thursdays:
    Live off N.C.R Dublun 7
    Need directions !

  2. Hey Brian,

    Head straight out the M1 past the airport and into Swords Village.
    At the end of the Swords Village facing the castle turn left and head out the Rathbeale Road.
    You’ll see a sign post for Roganstown hotel, follow them.
    Continue straight past Roganstown hotel for about 1 mile and you’ll arrive in Ballyboughal Village.

    Check out Google Maps – http://goo.gl/maps/uHJd7

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