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Sean Nos Classes begin October 1

Maldon MeehanPut on your dancing shoes!

Maldon Meehan will be teaching a six-week session of Sean Nos (old style) Irish hard shoe dance classes at the VFW Hall, 630 Hood St. NE, beginning October 8.

Sean-nós literally meaning old-style is a highly improvisational, low to the ground, rhythmic dance form. Unlike Irish step dancers, Sean-nós dancers swing their hips and use their arms as forms of expressing the music. Traditionally a dancer danced solo on the hardwood of a half door or the round top of a barrel; as a result the steps are confined to a small space. In Sean-nós dance, the dancer is tied closely with the musician and the music. The dancer interprets the music.

Classes take place 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Oct. 8 – Nov. 12.  Enough students have registered and class will begin October 8th.

Cost: $75 per person

Age: 9 and older

Pre-registration and payment is required. Deadline is Sept 30.

Click for Sean Nos registration

Complete the registration form above, and include a check made payable to Ceili of the Valley, PO Box 221, Salem, Oregon 97308.

Questions? contact ceiliofthevalley@gmail.com