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McKeever Dancers, Sacramento • Feb 25
Join Director and former Riverdance star Nicole McKeever as she graces the stage with her talented dancers for this exciting first ever school-wide showcase! The McKeever School of Irish dance is Sacramento’s premiere Irish Dance School and a proud tenant of the prestigious E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts. With over 100 students from beginners through champions, children and adults, The McKeever School trains its students to be artists and athletes as well as dancers. tickets
Rhythm in The Night, Campbell • Mar 3
Led by former Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance lead dancer, Justin Boros, the accomplished cast, featuring 20 of the world’s most skilled Irish dancers and musicians, brings an inspiring story of love and salvation to life.
The world-renowned Irish dance troupe performs lightning fast hard shoe rhythms and graceful soft shoe jigs to an epic orchestral soundtrack, while state of the art lighting ignites the stage into an explosive display of dance and music. Strength, agility, and precision formulate the fast-paced and breath-taking experience on stage, as the cast performs to heart-pounding and fluid symphonic music! more
Children’s Hour of Song and Dance • Mar 12
Join Crossroads for a lively hour of Irish dancing and music for children of all ages. The Brosnan School of Irish Dance will provide a wonderful array of Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes for all to enjoy. There’ll also be a sampling of Irish traditional music and recitation for a fun-filled and foot-tapping hour of song and dance to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! San Francisco Public Library. Visit Crossroads website for information on this and the many other events scheduled for March 2017.
Dance Classes, San Mateo • Ongoing
Principal Creative & Performing Arts in San Mateo hosts a weekly Irish Ceili Dance Class on Monday Nights. No experience required. Come dance, sweat, and have a great time! more
Dance Session, Sunnyvale • Ongoing
Dance Lessons, Marin • Ongoing Classes
On Thursdays, McBride School of Irish Dance offers classes with award-winning dance instruction for adults. Irish reels, jigs, and folk dances for fun and competition. Anne McBride has been teaching since 1960. Monthly tuition is payable regardless of number of classes taken. Classes are ongoing. more
Dance Lessons, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Danville and Orinda
Learn the basics of Irish Dance, with classes in Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Danville and Orinda. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 205-8090 for more information
Comhaltas Nights – Thursdays @ UICC
Irish set dancing at the United Irish Cultural Center most Thursday evenings, followed by dancing at The Plough and Stars in SF. Please email in advance for confirmation of dates. Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Cooley-Keegan Branch was named for Irish accordion players Joe Cooley and Kevin Keegan, and the San Francisco branch was started in the early 1970s. Since that time, the Cooley-Keegan branch has played a major role in keeping Irish traditions alive in Northern California. One of over 400 branches worldwide, the organization welcomes people of all backgrounds. Visit their website
Irish Sean-nós Dance Classes
Are you interested in learning Irish Sean-nós (“Old-style”) dancing, with a friendly seisiun afterwards? New group in the San Francisco Bay Area meetings two Mondays a month. Everyone welcome, whether new to dance or have done some form of percussive dance before, including sean-nós, step, clogging. Sean-nós singing is also welcome at the music session, which follows the dancing, as is Irish, Scottish, any kind of Celtic music. Meetings are currently rotating at different members’ residences and/or local halls. Check out Bay Area Sean-nós Dance Club on Facebook for more details.
Beginner Irish Dance Class
Classes take place on Mondays from 4pm to 5pm at Presidio Dance Theater, Main Post Presidio SF – email to request further information.