Irish Percussive Dance Workshop - 2019
Calling all tappers, cloggers and step dancers! Spend your weekend with us making music with your feet. The Bluegrass Irish Society, Bluegrass Ceili Academy and Kentucky McTeggart Irish Dancers are honored to bring Mary Beth Taylor to Lexington from Dublin, Ireland, for three days of traditional old style percussive Irish séan nos and set dancing classes. Get more details at
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Workshop Information
This percussive dance workshop is designed for dancers in junior high school and older. Take one class or take them all! The workshop focuses on two styles of traditional dancing -- séan nos and set dancing. At the end of the workshops, dancers and their friends and families are invited to join us for a "dance about" at McCarthy's Irish Pub in downtown Lexington.

All classes will be held at Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson Street, in downtown Lexington.

Tentative schedule (as of 11/6/2018):

Friday, Jan 18
5 - 6:15 p.m. Sean Nos for Children (ages 8-16)
6:30 - 8 p.m. Sean Nos Steps for Beginner Adults (ages 16+)

Saturday, Jan. 19
9:30 - 10 a.m. Warm Up and Stretch
10 - 11:30 a.m. Sean Nos Steps for Adults (ages 16+) - Part 1
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Set Dancing - Part 1
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Working with Live Music: Beginners & Advanced - Part 1
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Sean Nos Dancing with props (Brush, Barrel, etc)
4 - 5 p.m. Day 1 Refresh & Review - Steps and Sets

Sunday, Jan. 20
10:30 - 11 a.m. Warm Up and Stretch
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sean Nos Steps for Adults - Part 2
12:45 - 2 p.m. Set Dancing - Part 2
2 - 3 p.m. Working with Live Music - Part 2
3 - 4 p.m. Break
4 - 6 p.m. Dance about at McCarthy’s

For full class descriptions, visit our workshop website at
Course Registration Fees
All fees will be billed via Wave Payments by Bluegrass Ceili Academy for credit card payment. There is a $5 credit card processing fee. If you must make payment by check, please email for contact details. Invoices will be sent to the email provided below as soon as registration is received.

Payments must be made in advance of the start of the workshop. Registration on the day of will be accepted if space allows.

Individual classes fees:
Sean Nos Steps for Children (ages 8-16) - $15 (Friday only)
Sean Nos Steps for Beginner Adults (Ages 16+) - $15 (Friday only)
Warmup and Stretch - $10 per class
Séan Nos Steps for Adults - $20 for one day, $35 for both days
Set Dancing - $15 for one day, $25 for both days
Working with Live Music - $15 for one day, $25 for both days
Sean Nos Dancing with Props - $15 (Saturday only)
Refresh & Review - $10 (Saturday only)

Workshop Bundles:
Saturday Workshop - $70 (includes Warm Up and Refresh & Review)
Full Workshop - $100 (Saturday & Sunday includes Warm Up and Refresh & Review)

Not able to dance, but want to sit in and watch? We welcome you to join us as a class observer at $15 for one day or $25 for two days.
Please complete the following items for each person registering for this workshop. At the end, please estimate your total registration fee. We will double check it before sending the invoice to you for payment. Select as many classes as you wish, or spend the weekend with us and save money by signing up for the entire workshop.
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