Ottawa Irish Arts
Elaíona Gaelacha Ottabha
St. Patrick's Day Céili Dance List and Schedule, 17 March 2018
Click on a dance title for videos to see how it is danced.
7:20 - 7:30PM Workshop
Join us in the first half hour of the evening for a short
tutorial on steps, holds, and terminology that will have
you dancing your way through the evening with
Gay Gordon (March)
7:30 - 8:15PM Antrim Square (Set dance)
Figure 2: House and slide
Figure 3: Slide and change
Free Waltz (Waltz)
8:15 - 8:45PM Entertainment and 1st Intermission
Trillium School of Irish Dance
Students from Trillium will perform.
8:45 - 9:30PM Haymaker's Jig (Jig)
Aran (Set Dance)
Figure 1: Grand Chain
Figure 2: Dance around opposites
Figure 3: Gents change over
2-Hand Reel (Reel)
9:30 - 10:00 2nd Intermission
Join us for a cup of tea and freshly baked Irish Soda bread.
Be sure to have your admission ticket handy for the Door
Prize draw. There will be a 50/50 Draw.
10:00 - 10:30PM Bonfire Dance (Reel)
Clare Lancers (Set Dance)
Each figure starts with a two-handed lead around,
turning the lady under to swing.
Each figure ends with a full around-the-house.
Figure 1: Square the House
Figure 2: House and Turn the Lady
Figure 3: Big Wheels and Big Christmas Tree
Figure 4: Small Wheels and Small Christmas Tree
Figure 5: Long Chain and Line Ups
Note: As the final dance of the evening, the Clare Lancers will not be called. Given that this dance is not called and that all figures will, as it is traditional, be danced consecutively, more experienced dancers will be invited to form a set and show off their steps, but as always, all dancers are welcome to the floor.
Here are some helpful dance guidelines:Irish Set (and Ceili) Dance Etiquette
Check our dance page for more information on the dances called at our céilis.