classes are suspended since March 2020 and Covid 19
classes and dances currently running (updated Jan 2023) can be found by visiting http://bristolirishsetdancing.blogspot.co.uk/
Irish Set Dance
Set Dance is social
dancing or folk dancing - a traditional form of Irish Dancing that is very
popular today in many countries. Set
dancing is NOT Irish step dancing as in Riverdance. This
is a fun, low impact Irish dance style, somewhat akin to American square
dancing, in sets of 4 couples, and is danced to Irish jigs, reels, polkas, slides, and
Dancers derive a great aerobic benefit and enjoyment from
the dancing. It is sociable and fun!
the classes you will learn the basic steps, moves and terminology.
You don't need to bring a partner as you can dance with different people
throughout the evening, but if people do come with a partner with whom
they wish to dance, that is fine too.
pre-booking required - pay as you go, so no one pays for a class that
they can't attend.
often have live music!
Monday evening classes is held at Falfield Village Hall, GL12 8DH which is conveniently situated just off junction 14 of the M5, on the
A38 north of Thornbury. It is within 20-30 minutes drive of a wide
area - you may be surprised how easy it is to get to - use google
maps! It has a large car park and a superb
wooden floor perfect for dancing. 7.30pm-9.30pm - £8
Thursday morning classes are held at North Weston Village Hall,
Portishead - just 5 minutes drive from junction19 of the M5 and within
30 minutes drive from north and west Bristol and Weston Super Mare.
There is a car park opposite the hall and the wooden floor is excellent
for dancing - details below. 10.00am-12.30pm - £8
Come and Join Us - You will definitely have fun!!
evenings weekly, Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH
- 9.30pm - £8 - to include refreshments - we often dance to live music
mornings weekly, North Weston Village Hall,
Portishead, BS20 6TB
- 12.30pm - £8 - to include refreshments
for detailed timetable
The Perfect Cure Band
(click for our website) play for Irish Set
dance at various venues - meet us at:
The Salutation in Ham,
on the 3rd Thursday every month
Hook in Thornbury, on the 4th Thursday every month - room for one set to
The Beehive in Bristol and Chippenham
Folk Festival in May and Sidmouth Folk Festival in August.
also play at the ceilis for the Irish Set Dance clubs in Bristol, Newton
Abbot, Dinder and Colyford
details ring Jill - 07515 904 707 - or e mail email@example.com
a Month Day
of Irish Set Dance with Sharon and Mick Carr
in the morning 11.30am-1pm, ceili with the Perfect Cure 2pm-5pm
Sunday of the month
October 2019 to April 2020
Hall, Wotton under Edge GL12 7AD