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DANCING BY THE SEA

   
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                   ATTENTION PERFORMERS!

We are currently looking for instructional ceili callers and accompanying music performers to help us bring regular ceili dancing events to the Oregon coast.

Click here for an application or please contact us at
performers@newportcelticfestival.com


When:  Friday, June 12, 2015
            @ 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Where
  Sam Case Elementary School Gym
                 459 NE 12th Street
                 Newport, Oregon  

Tickets:  $5.00 Adults; $3.00 Kids 7-17;
               Under 7 FREE!
                         

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DANCING THE KNIGHT AWAY



In Ireland and Scotland, Céilí (Kay-Lee) dances are a popular form of folk dancing which served as gathering places for local townspeople who came together to celebrate their culture through music and traditional dances which were passed down through the generations.  It also became a catalyst for courtship; perhaps a precursor to the modern club scene or online dating.

These social dance forms are the easiest for novice and first-timers to learn and during the performance a "caller" is used to guide the group through the steps - similar to square dancing. At the end of a complete iteration of a dance, groups move on to a new set of partners and continue in the fun