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Irish Dance workshops on 20 and 21 October 2021 during the Betovering Festival!

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Kilkenny School of Irish Dance is excited to announce that we are again part of the Betovering Festival (International Art Festival for Children). Come and try some Irish Dancing during the Festival in the autumn break!
Irish Dancing became known in the Netherlands after the Riverdance show during the Eurovision Songfestival in 1994, but Irish Dancing itself goes back many centuries and can be done in many different forms and styles. Most important is the footwork, which is often amazingly fast. And at the same time you have to try and keep your upper body and arms straight! During this workshop you’ll be introduced to a number of styles with the so-called ‘soft shoe’ and ‘hard shoe (a kind of tap dance shoe), there will be demo’s and you’ll get a chance to learn a few basic dance steps yourself. Please check the program at Workshop dans: Ierse Dans – Kilkenny School of Irish Dance | De Betovering and register for one of the Irish Dance workshops on Wednesday 20 October and Thursday 21 October 2021. You can register by sending an email to chairdeksid@gmail.com, indicating for which day you would like to register, or by filling in the contact form.

Kom Iers dansen tijdens festival De Betovering! De Kilkenny School of Irish Dance biedt een Ierse Dans workshop aan tijdens De Betovering in de herfstvakantie. Het belangrijkste bij Iers dansen is toch wel het voetenwerk, wat vaak razend snel gaat. En probeer dan tegelijkertijd maar eens je bovenlichaam en armen stil te houden! Tijdens deze workshop maak je kennis met een aantal dansvormen met de zogenaamde ‘soft shoe’ en de ‘hard shoe’ (een soort tapdance schoen), er worden demo’s gegeven en je krijgt zelf ook les in een aantal basispassen. Check het programma op Workshop dans: Ierse Dans – Kilkenny School of Irish Dance | De Betovering en meld je aan voor een Ierse Dans workshop op woensdag 20 of donderdag 21 oktober 2021. Stuur een email naar chairdeksid@gmail.com, en geef aan voor welke dag je je aanmeldt, of vul het contact formulier in.

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Irish Dance for dummies – instructional videos by KSID now available on YouTube

Kilkenny School of Irish Dance have just compiled a series of 8 instructional videos whereby the dancers along with their teacher Sean Kilkenny TCRG will guide you through, step by step, the basics of Irish dancing. The videos are aimed to get you dancing in the comfort and safety of your own home during this present  Corona pandemic and they are designed for both young and old to give you an insight into this lively aspect of Irish culture. These videos were made with the support of the CultuurSchakel (Geld voor je Kunst!)

We encourage you all to give it a try and when you get one or more of the dances under your belt you can send us a video where you will come in with a chance of getting a 6 week block of free lessons in our studio here in The Hague or online if this does not suit. You can forward your videos to chairdeksid@gmail.com before July 15 2021. 

Check out our first instruction video on Chairde KSID Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHmCTPBcxnE&t=19s). More videos to follow. From all at the Kilkenny School of Irish Dance, we wish you all hours of pleasure and fun in attempting to master your first steps. 

“It’s never too late to learn”

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Embassy Festival, 4-5 September 2020

This year’s Embassy Festival was an online festival. Like previous years, the Kilkenny School of Irish Dance was asked to participate, and the performance was filmed by the filmmakers of the Embassy Festival in front of the Hofvijver and Binnenhof in The Hague. Please check out the performance on the Festival’s website.

We were also featured in the ‘Haagsche Courant’ newspaper!

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Gluren bij de Buren Festival Den Haag, 9 February 2020

On the 9th of February 2020 dancers from the Kilkenny School of Irish Dance performed during the ‘Gluren bij de Buren’ Festival in The Hague. ‘Gluren bij de Buren’ translates to ‘Peeking in on the neighbours’. During this festival people open their houses and turn their living rooms into small stages, for an afternoon of performances (music, dance, theatre etc). Members of the public then walk around the town and select which performances they would like to see. We held three sessions of Irish Dancing, and had a full living room with over 30 guests for each session.

Photo credit: Frank Jansen

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De Betovering festival (cancelled due to Covid-19)

After a successful Betovering festival in 2019, Kilkenny School of Irish Dance is excied to annouce that we are again part of the Betovering Festival. Come and try some Irish Dancing during the Festival in the autumn break!
Irish Dancing became known in the Netherlands after the Riverdance show during the Eurovision Songfestival in 1994, but Irish Dancing itself goes back many centuries and can be done in many different forms and styles. Most important is the footwork, which is often amazingly fast. And at the same time you have to try and keep your upper body and arms straight! During this workshop you’ll be introduced to a number of styles with the so-called ‘soft shoe’ and ‘hard shoe (a kind of tap dance shoe), there will be demo’s and you’ll get a chance to learn a few basic dance steps yourself. Please check the programme at www.debetovering.nl and register for one of the Irish Dance workshops on Wednesday 21 October and Thursday 22 2020.