Primary School Ceili Dancing with The Ceili Experience
Fionan Cogan, has been teaching ceili classes since 1994 and has specifically designed a Primary School Ceili Experience, which fits in with the PE curriculum and to suit all budgets.

Options for Multiple class groups

– Over one day.
– Seachtain na Gaeilge
– Over a number of consecutive weeks.
– Over a school term or a school year.
– Can be tailored to meet school needs.

– The 3’s, 7’s and swings
– Two Hand Reel & Jig.
– Siege of Ennis & Walls of Limerick
– Shoe the Donkey

Pupils may have achieved some of the following:
– An appreciation of Traditional Irish music.
– Increased awareness of Irish dances and culture.
– Enhanced self-esteem.
– An appreciation of personal space, tolerance and how to interact with others while in very close proximity.
– A Social skill, with the possibility of becoming a lifelong leisure activity.
– Enhanced self-image and self-discipline, as they will have the confidence to dance in a competent and well behaved manner.

– Exclusive access to our private online tutorial library of the dances the pupils will have completed.
– Videos of each dance to review with the pupils in between the sessions.
– Written instructions of the dances to review in between the sessions and for use at a céilí in the school at a later date, if required.
– Audio tracks of the music used, which can be used to learn the music for the céilí dances if they wish.
– Music notation can also be provided for those that don’t play by ear.

– Dance tutor can put together a short demonstration of some of the dances that they have learned for use at a Parents night, School Open day or Seachtain na Gaeilge.
– If there are multiple class groupings that complete the Primary School Céilí Experience Dance Module, they can all be combined together on a separate occasion to have a Céilí within the school, as they will all have done the same dances.
– This Céilí could include pupils from nearby schools for more social interaction.
– Live music can be added for a Céilí to increase the cultural experience of a Traditional Irish Céilí Band.

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