Monday set dancing classes
Set dance classes take place Monday nights at the Chocolate Lake Centre, 14 Purcell's Cove Road, Halifax. Classes are 7:45-9:15 pm, and taught by Elizabeth MacDonald. We offer Fall, Winter and Spring sessions.
Men and women are welcome, partners or solo. No special clothing or shoes are required, but you will be more comfortable in light clothing and you will find the steps easier in shoes with leather soles. Bring water!
Don't worry if you "can't dance." The dances look challenging, but you'll quickly learn to recognize patterns. This is folk dancing, and it has evolved to facilitate participation. See you there!
Bi-weekly Saturday step dancing classes
We also offer a traditional Irish step dance class. Traditional step dancing is much lower to the floor than the modern style, without the high kicking. Bring water and shoes with hard soles, if you have them.
Elizabeth MacDonald teaching step class
230 Pleasant Street
Click here for directions. We're on the main floor, Room 4.
1:00-2:00pm - $8
2:00-3:00pm - $10
Every second Saturday--more or less. Some upcoming dates:
We dance Sundays, 2-4 pm, at The Old Triangle, 5136 Prince Street. Come to dance or watch. The afternoons are casual and fun. There's a full menu, with brunch served 11 to 2. Children are welcome. Live music is provided by a traditional Irish session that continues until at least 5 pm, led by Kevin Roach and Jane Lombard. Players welcome!
Easter at the Pub. Photo by Bill Lynch @ www.setdancingnews.net
Several weekly sessions take place in Halifax and other Nova Scotia locations. Check out the Nova Scotia Session for details. For sessions around the world, see The Session.
"If you can walk, you can dance."