A Page in History: Céilí Dancing with Caladh Nua

Wednesday | March 15 | 3:00-4:00pm
Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St.

The Page Series presents a special Page in History event at the Winona County History Center with Caladh Nua! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Céilí Dancing (group dances). Caladh Nua will teach popular 2, 3, and 4-person dances such as The Walls of Limerick, The Siege of Ennis, The Stack of Barley, and the Irish two-step, and share a brief history of the dances as they are being taught.

Céilí dances represent an informal and ancient tradition of dance that was common in many rural communities in Ireland. Their popularity has grown over the years and these dances are now performed in cities and rural communities alike, creating a great sense of community. Members of Caladh Nua have a rich history in the teaching and performance of Irish Céilí dances. Over the years, they have spent time in many of Ireland’s Gaelic speaking communities learning the dances from native Irish speakers and taking the art form with them around the world. No experience is necessary, and no registration is required. If you are not up for dancing, don’t worry! We will have seating available for those who wish to watch and learn.

The Performance Center at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.


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