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Irish Set Dancing Class: Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival 2024

Saturday 1st-Sunday 2nd June 2024

Irish Set dances are the traditional social dances of Ireland. The style is largely descended from the Quadrilles and Cotillions danced at the French court in the late 18th and early 19th century and was brought to Ireland primarily by dancing masters who adapted them to Irish traditional music.

Joining a set dancing class is a chance to take part in the Ceol Aneas Irish music and dance festival and experience some of the craic. It's also a fantastic opportunity to learn some sets. The classes are for both complete beginners and experienced dancers, and you do not need to bring a partner. Smooth-soled shoes are best.

Helen Stonehouse, the tutor, is coming to Ceol Aneas from Hawkes Bay where she lives. She has been teaching Irish dancing for 30 years, running classes in the UK before moving to New Zealand.
This year's set dancing class will be from 2.30pm - 5.30pm at the Trafalgar Hall (67 Trafalgar St) on Saturday and Sunday of King's Birthday weekend, and costs $50 for both classes.

Family Friendly


June 1–2


2.30pm - 5.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Trafalgar Street Hall
67 Trafalgar Street, Nelson


Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$50 for both Saturday and Sunday

Tickets from Choose "Afternoon Workshops".


Ph. 027 687 5455

Additional Info

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