This program is one of a weekend of events in Charleston's 2nd Annual Celtic Calling Festival
step dance workshop
Irish sean nós
( Beginner level )
5 March 2017 - Sunday
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Uncork & Create
901 Quarrier St, Charleston
Adults $15 :: Students $5
Registration limited to 20
A low-level impact, step dance from Ireland
Plays a major part in jams at pub scenes and house parties
Akin to Appalachian "flatfooting"
No age limit to participate
Sneakers, leather shoes, or tap shoes welcome
Modifications available for high-impact steps.
Read more about Sean nós
Workshop leader -- Will Roboski
Davis & Elkins College -- Apalachian Emsemble member
Sean nós (say sha-nose) literally means “old style”, and this beautiful gentle style is danced by individuals to their own steps, and their own rhythm.
Sean nós dance makes music by the continuous, rhythmic movement of the ankles and feet. We will cover a variety of popular steps which focus on the different elements of sean nós step dancing (timing, weight-transfer, accent, and dynamics) and the aspects of developing our improvisation.
This workshop is sponsored and presented by FOOTMAD