Irish Dance

Irish Dance is very unique.  England made it illegal to dance in Ireland, during the dark days. They defined dancing as jumping up and down and waving your arms and hands around. Well, you know the Irish – “rules are made to be broken”. Irish Dancers stand in one place and do not move their hands from their side. You’ve got to be in great shape to do this. Scottish Dancers were not limited by the same English rule.

Our Dance Stage, located near The Snug, will offer Irish Dance and Scottish Dance. Wee Ones are especially invited to take part in the guest performances on Saturday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 4:30pm.

 
Special Guest Artist – Danielle Enblom
Dancer, musician, and more, Danielle Enblom grew up steeped in Irish music and dance. Her dancing is largely informed by her early years at Irish sessions and ceilis in the Twin Cities, time dancing in Ireland, and more recently, her own French Canadian and Métis heritage. She was among the first dancers from the USA to study and teach sean-nós dance and old-style Irish step dance forms. Danielle is the founder of The Step Collective, a project which brings dancers and musicians from North Atlantic traditions together in one space to teach, perform, and have conversations about traditional intersections.

 2021 Irish Dance Schedule

Day

Time

Group

 

 

 

Saturday, August 28

12:30

Central Illinois Irish Dancers

Saturday, August 28

1:30

Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers

Saturday, August 28

2:30

Central Illinois Irish Dancers

Saturday, August 28

3:30

Danielle Enblom-Sean Nos Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 28

4:30

Flynn School of Irish Dance

Saturday, August 28

5:30

Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers

Saturday, August 24

6:30

Gothard Sisters

 

 

 

Sunday, August 29

12:30

Flynn School of Irish Dance

Sunday, August 29

1:30

Danielle Enblom-Sean Nos Dance/ Workshop

Sunday, August 29

2:30

St. Andrews Society of Celtic Dancers of Central Illinois

Sunday, August 29

3:30

St. Andrews Society of Celtic Dancers of Central Illinois

Sunday, August 29

4:30

Byrne Brothers