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
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