USA soccer team visiting Cork after enjoying The Ceili Experience

Have you a group travelling to Ireland?

  • As part of your Irish Tour events, The Ceili Experience can be a great added bonus to the visit to Ireland. The class can cater for both male and female students of all ages, culture, nationality and fitness levels. Usually runs for 45 to 90 minutes, depending on your schedule and the group size (minimum 10).
  • Many Irish based and International Tour Operators offer Fionan Cogan’s Ceili Experience as an option in their programme of events during the trip to Cork, Ireland. The feedback from his class is that it “was the highlight of their time in Ireland!”

What is Céilí dancing?

  • Céilí dancing is a very social and fun form of native Irish dancing, mainly danced to reel and jig tempo traditional Irish music.

What happens in the class?

  • We get you on the dance floor and teach you the basic Céilí steps and moves, which are easy to pick up. The dances we walk you through use mostly the same moves in a different order and sequence. Then we dance to pre-recorded timed Traditional Irish Céilí music.
  • Our interactive workshop gives you an authentic Irish cultural experience, with the emphasis on having fun. It is suitable for males and females, no matter the age or ability.
  • The dance tutor will be on the floor with you, to help you enjoy “the Craic” (Irish for Fun!).

Who is the dance tutor?

  • Fionán Cogan, a qualified Céilí dance teacher (T.M.R.C.) from Carrigaline, Co. Cork, has been dancing since he was 5, performing across the world since 1988 and teaching formally since 1994. He has shared the stage with Michael Flatley, Frances Black and the late Dr Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
  • If you want to learn how to Irish Céilí dance, then there is no better person to go to. Lessons can be taught through English, Irish or French. Fionán teaches beginners with no experience, right up to performance dancers.

Do they need dance partners?

  • People are partnered up in the class and moved on to a new partner for each dance.

What do we wear?

  • It is important that you are comfortable and not overheating, as you will be moving constantly.
  • Wear comfortable footwear (a non-slip sole will help your foot to slide along the floor when doing the steps).

Where can we have the class?

  • The hotel you are staying at may have a space where your group can use for this event. If not, then we can look into other options for you. This will incur additional cost for the room hire.

What have others said?

The dancing was brilliant, the highlight of my trip to Ireland.” – Eleanora, Austria
I really enjoyed learning the dances with my friends. It was great fun.” – Alex, Canada

Want to add live music?

  • This is an optional extra that can really add to The Ceili Experience where your tour group can interact with the Traditional Irish musicians. A live Ceili Band can come to your venue to play for the dancing as well as entertainment before and afterwards.
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Contact Us

Fionan Cogan T.M.R.C.

Mobile: +353 87 818 5111

Email: [email protected]