The Irish Set Dancers Frankfurt are an official group within the Folk Club Frankfurt e.V. We meet almost every week of the year to enjoy the rich variety of traditional Irish dances. It's energetic, involves good teamwork, and judging by the smiles of the dancers, is a lot of fun.
Bring a change of shirts/blouses, a towel and preferably leather soled shoes! No street shoes please.
In contrast to other types of dance, you do not need to bring a partner. Dance Partners are changed between sets, and often within a set itself.
We concentrate more on the the choreography of the dances, and on the basic dance steps. Long explanations are avoided, and we aim for learning by showing and doing. Advanced step classes can be arranged, or simply go to the Willie Clancy Summer School in Ireland and learn them from the world experts.
The classes are held in German, but the instructions for the sets are given in English. This is because all the books on set dancing are in English, the content on internet is in English and when the teachers from Ireland teach at workshop weekends, they teach in English. Our aim is to prepare your for the workshop weekends and for your dancing holidays in Ireland.
Our teachers work on an entirely voluntary basis, taking pride in being able to share a part of Irish culture with our members. They are in regular personal contact with the set dance masters and musicians in Ireland. In addition they attend many of the workshops in central Europe, and actively take part in workshops in Ireland.
Contact our event manageress if you would like us to perform at an event. Event Request
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