Dance at Wil-Mar on Nov 5th & other exciting news!

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Subject: Dance at Wil-Mar on Nov 5th & other exciting news!
Date: October 16th 2022
Exciting upcoming opportunities for Irish set dancing in Madison - (1) monthly dances at Wil-Mar and (2) set dance lessons continue in Middleton! Details below!
Monthly Dances at Wil-Mar
Please join us for beginner-friendly Irish set dances at the Wil-Mar on Saturday 11/5 and Saturday 12/3, both from 2-5pm with live music!   
And save the dates: In 2023, we will be dancing on the second Saturday of each month, same time, same place!

Don't worry if you're not a seasoned set dancer - all dances will be called. We'll be using gender-neutral (raven/lark) terminology. No partner necessary.  
A suggested donation of $10 contributes to the room rental and music, but no one will be excluded due to inability to pay. 
What: Set dance with Live Music
When:  Saturdays November 5th and December 3rd, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m (Short beginner introduction offered at the beginning - Come a few minutes early if you are brand new!)
Where: Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St, Madison, WI 53703
Covid policy: Vaccinations required. Masks welcome but optional.  Subject to change based on community health guidelines.

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Irish Set Dance - (Advanced) Beginner Series 
This December, we’re excited to offer a three-week series focused on the Cashel Set!  The Cashel is a lively 6-figure set from County Tipperary, danced primarily to slides/polkas.  It is one of our absolute favorites!  We anticipate dancing an additional set or two during the class as well.
The series will be taught at an advanced beginner level.  We will be doing lots of repetition and review, and aim to teach at a slow, accessible pace.  However, all participants should have a general understanding of set dance basics prior to participating in the class.
Interested but not sure if you have enough experience to participate in this class?  Send us an email and we will help you decide.  We’d love you to join us!
What: Three-week advanced beginner class, with focus on the Cashel Set
When: December 1st, 8th, and 15th from 7-9pm
Where: Middleton, near the Pheasant Branch Conservancy
A suggested donation of $30 contributes to room and band fees for Madison Irish Set Dance events, but no one will be excluded due to inability to pay.  As part of the class fee, class participants will be admitted to a future monthly set dance free of charge.
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Note:  Brand new to set dancing and looking for a Set Dance Basics class?  Stay tuned!  We plan to repeat the beginner basics series again in 2023 and would be thrilled to have you with us.  Until then, join us at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center for our monthly dances with live music!
See you on the dance floor!
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