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I had the pleasure of performing as part of Centenary on RTÉ on Easter Monday. The show was beautifully choreographed by David Bolger, directed by John Comiskey and starring many talented singers, dancers and actors.

I danced some sean-nós steps with friends Emma O’Sullivan, Samantha Harvey and Eamonn Moloney with music by the fabulous Sharon Shannon, Dónal Lunny, Michael McGoldrick and John Sheahan. Well worth the watch.. hard to hold back  the tears at times. Watch Centenary here: http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/centenary-30003958/10552342/.

Sean-nós in 2016 flyer

Sibéal ag léimptAthbhliain faoi mhaise a chairde, tá súil agam go raibh Nollaig mhór mhaith agaibh!

If you’ve made a resolution to learn sean-nós dance in 2016 then come along to my free taster class in DanceHouse on Wednesday, 6 January 2016 from 7-8 http://www.danceireland.ie/events/free-taster-classes.

Beginners and intermediate classes in DanceHouse, Foley St. and Raw Condition Gym, Portobello will commence the following week so why not get started early next week! Hope to see you there, here are the details:

Free beginners taster class, 7-8, DanceHouse, Foley St, Dublin 1 (located beside Talbot St).

Sean-nós Sept 2015 Term

I’m so excited to be planning a dancing trip to New York City at the end of June and start of July where I’ll be teaching sean-nós dance masterclasses. Stay tuned for details!

Myself and Mary Beth Taylor are hosting a special sean-nós dance event at Club Chonradh na Gaeilge on Thursday 11 December 2014.

Sean-nós dance extravaganzaThe evening will kick off at 7.45 with a free sean-nós dance workshop at open level followed by live music and dance. The floor is open to all dancers from beginners to improvers as well as other professional dancers.

Events of this kind are very rare in Dublin and we hope to have a full house of musicians, dancers and onlookers with a warm Christmassy vibe. It will be a perfect opportunity to learn a few new steps, share what you already know, meet other dancers based in Dublin or just to sit back and soak up the atmosphere.

Feel free to join the event on Facebook and spread the word https://www.facebook.com/events/372104376303249/. RSVP on Facebook or e-mail sibeal.davitt@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

Wow, it’s been pretty quiet around here for quite some time ay? Sorry about that! Here’s an update:

Over the next few months I’ll be working on my final semester project for my MA in Contemporary Dance. This will be a film project merging different elements I’ve studied over the course of the year. It has been an amazing experience studying in UL, I can’t believe it’s coming to an end!

I presented a program for TG4 on Siansa Gael-Linn a few weeks ago. It was a great experience and was delighted with the outcome – you can have a peek at the promo below:

I’ve now moved back to Dublin and am looking to start running some regular sean-nós classes (finally!) so let me know if you’re interested in signing up. Also, if you’re a fan of the aul social media go ahead and connect with me on Twitter (@sibealelena) and on Instagram (@sibealdavitt).

Here’s an oldie of me doing the ‘sean-nós crab’ a few summers ago at Electric Picnic. Hoping to throw a few shapes and hit a few trad festivals this summer too…yyeeoooww!

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Join me for a series of sean-nós dance workshops in the heart of Dublin city next week on Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 December 2013.

I’ll be teaching sean-nós dance steps with a modern twist, offering students the opportunity to kick loose and move freely to the music. All are welcome to Club Chonradh na Gaeilge, 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Tuesday will kick off at 6pm with an hour-long intensive workshop for improvers. Participants must have prior experience and should be willing to dance solo. This workshop will cover more advanced reel steps as well as more complex rhythmic ornamentation. €10 admission. From 7.15pm – 8.30pm I’ll be going back to basics for a beginner’s workshop. Starting with a short warm up to get the heart rate up, this workshop will a provide a basic lesson in traditional rhythm as well as a good physical workout – no prior experience necessary. €10 admission.

Thursday’s workshops will take place at the same times. The material will follow on from the steps learned on Tuesday but complete beginners are welcome to the 7.15 session. There will be special rates for all 4 workshops.

Although all workshops will be taught bilingually, participants are not required to speak Irish. Spaces are limited so make sure to reserve a place e-mailing sibeal.davitt@gmail.com. Please arrive 15 mins early to prepare for the class.

Come and step up to the challenge before digging all the festive goodies and don’t forget the spread the word!

An bhfuil suim agat sa damhsa ar an sean-nós?

Beidh mé ag reáchtáil ceardlanna damhsa ar an sean-nós ag leibhéil eagsúla cumais an tseachtain seo chugainn ar an Máirt 17 Nollaig agus Déardaoin 19 Nollaig 2013.

Cuirfear fáilte roimh chách teacht agus páirt a ghlacadh san oíche mhór a bheidh ar siúl sa i gClub Chonradh na Gaeilge, 6 Sráid Fhearchair, Baile Átha Cliath 2 ar 16 Lúnasa.

Ar an Máirt, cuirfear tús leis an oíche le ceardlann d’fheabhsóirí ag 6 – 7i.n. Ardrang aclaíochta a bheidh i gceist leis seo ina ndíreofar ar chéimeanna níos casta agus ar ornáidíocht rithime. Beifear ag súil go mbeadh na bunchéimeanna ar eolas ag na rannpháirtithe agus go mbeadh muinín acu iontu. Gearrfar €10 an duine don uair an chloig. Ag 7.15 – 8.30 beidh fáilte roimh ghlanthosaitheoirí teacht agus bunchéimeanna an tsean-nóis a fhoghlaim. Ní gá go mbeadh cur amach ag rannpháirtithe ar an sean-nós roimhe seo ach ba chóir go mbeadh siad toilteanach allas a chur! €10 an duine.

Ar an Déardaoin leanfar ar aghaidh leis na céimeanna a múineadh ar an Máirt ach cuirfear fáilte roimh ghlanthosaitheoirí ag 7.15.

Ceardlanna dátheangacha a bheidh i gceist agus ní bheifear ag súil le cumas ard Gaeilge. Beidh teorainn le líon na spásanna sna ceardlanna mar sin ní mór r-phost a chur chuig sibeal.davitt@gmail.com le spás a chur in áirithe.

Interested in learning some sean-nós dance steps? I’ll be teaching an open workshop this Sunday, 17 November at Dance House on Foley Street in Dublin for this amazing cause. Do come and join in this wonderful event. €10 a class or €30 unlimited day pass.

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[Leagan Gaeilge thíos]

Due to the amazing turnout I had for both sean-nós dance workshops last week at Club Chonradh na Gaeilge, 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, I’ve decided to run another night this Friday, 23 August 2013, at the same time and venue.

I noticed some serious talent in both classes and would like to explore the steps in greater detail. If you feel you’d like to take a step up from the beginner’s class, I would suggest you give the improvers class a try, even if last week was your first lesson. If you feel you would benefit from a recap of the basic steps, I’d stick to the beginner’s class.

Here are the details:

The evening will kick off at 6pm with an hour-long intensive workshop for improvers. Participants must have prior experience and should be willing to dance solo. This workshop will cover more advanced reel steps as well as more complex rhythmic ornamentation. €10 admission.

From 7.15pm – 8.45pm I’ll be going back to basics for a beginner’s workshop. Starting with a short warm up to get the heart rate up, this workshop will a provide a basic lesson in traditional rhythm as well as a good physical workout – no prior experience necessary. €12 admission.

Although both workshops will be taught bilingually, participants are not required to speak Irish. Spaces are very limited so please make sure to reserve a place by e-mailing sibeal.davitt@gmail.com. Please arrive 15 mins early to prepare for the class.

 

De bharr éilimh mhóir, tá an cinneadh glactha agam tuilleadh ceardlanna damhsa ar an sean-nós a reáchtáil Dé hAoine beag seo, 23 Lúnasa 2013, ag Club Chonradh na Gaeilge, 6 Sráid Fhearchair, Baile Átha Cliath 2.

Bhí mé an-tógtha le caighdeán ard na ndamhsóirí a bhí i láthair an tseachtain seo caite agus is mian liom na scileanna sin a fhorbairt níos mó.

Seo iad na sonraí:

Cuirfear tús leis an oíche le ceardlann d’fheabhóirí ag 6 – 7i.n. Ardrang aclaíochta a bheidh i gceist leis seo ina ndíreofar ar chéimeanna níos casta agus ar ornáidíocht rithime. Beifear ag súil go mbeadh na bunchéimeanna ar eolas ag na rannpháirtithe agus go mbeadh muinín acu iontu. Gearrfar €10 an duine don uair an chloig.

Ag 7.15 – 8.45 beidh fáilte roimh ghlanthosaitheoirí teacht agus bunchéimeanna an tsean-nóis a fhoghlaim. Ní gá go mbeadh cur amach ag rannpháirtithe ar an sean-nós roimhe seo ach ba chóir go mbeadh siad toilteanach allas a chur! €12 an praghas a bheidh ar uair go leith.

Ceardlanna dátheangacha a bheidh i gceist agus ní bheifear ag súil le cumas ard Gaeilge. Beidh teorainn le líon na spásanna sna ceardlanna mar sin ní mór r-phost a chur chuig sibeal.davitt@gmail.com le spás a chur in áirithe.