SetDance Milwaukee

SetDance Milwaukee


Set dancers are coming up on Milwaukee Irish Summer School's video premier:
I couldn't resist! "Dance at home" 💃🕺 Here's a shot if anyone's been wondering how these fit/look in person before you buy. Pink, snug fit (Small pictured) Blue, loose fit (Small pictured) Otherwise, both are comfortable material and pretty true to size!
Is set on tonight, 11/13 at O'Donoghue's? Kaen and I hope to come.
I’m planning on going to Madison tomorrow and can fit up to three people if anyone wants a ride.
Last waltz of the night
Some familiar faces in the IF summer school cover pic!
Waltzing to Capitol Ceili
Clare Lancers 2nd figure Irish Fest 2018
Clare Lancers last figure shenanigans at Irish Fest 2018
We had a great time at Irish Fest 2018. My legs & feet are still recovering. Thanks to everyone for being so hospitable to us.Dancing with such great dancers to amazing music is more fun that I can explain to the folks back home. Till next year.... Dia & Tony
I would like to be added to the set danicng list. [email protected]

We promote and teach Irish set dance, a recreational & social form of traditional dance from the west of Ireland. The Milwaukee Set Dance Club promotes and teaches recreational Irish social dancing of a type commonly called "set dance."

We provide volunteer planning and instruction at events such as Irishfest, and the annual Midwinter Set Dance Weekend.

Operating as usual

Tig Choili


Some buzz last night in The Latin Quarter as we switched on The Christmas lights !...a few steps outside the pub to mark the occasion and The Christmas market and more importantly, the beer tent are now open! ....🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻💪😎😎😎😎

Step with Annette ~ Madam Bonapart ~ 2 versions

Spreading the word from a dancer in Ireland if anyone is interested in Zoom dance classes 🙂:

Hey, can you share this for me, cheers, Annette

Come and join me online, old style solo step dancing for adults, new block of classes starting next week, 4 levels from beginners up, new repertoire each term. 🙂 Step with Annette Willie Clancy Week, 2018, Annette performing Madame Bonapart

Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Dancing on zoom this week! 6:30 central on Wednesday!

For more specific details and dances we’ve been working on visit Amy’s site! Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...

Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Dancing on Wednesday at 6:30 over zoom this week! Come join us! Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...

Flashback to happier times at the dance tent at Milwaukee Irish Fest last year! Some lively tunes from athas too! Thinking of happier times until we can be together again! 💚

Milwaukee Irish Fest

The perfect chance to catch some concerts at Milwaukee Irish Fest uninterrupted by a mad dash to the dance tent! 😂☘️

Today's Milwaukee Irish Fest At Home live stream link! This will have the FULL program! Be sure to share your pictures with us - we want to see your streaming set-up :) :) We hope you enjoy day two! Starts at 4:30pm CT.

Thanks so much for supporting and tuning in! We miss you all so much!

From Leslie Dittus-Yaeger! 💚💚💚💚💚

BBC Gaeilge

Another Connemara step tutorial to add on to what we worked on last week!

BLAS POD: Labhraíonn Caoimhe Ní Chathail le triúr atá ag déanamh a mbealach féin sna healaíona in Éirinn, an damhsóir Sibéal Davitt, an t-aisteoir Eoin Ó Dubhghaill agus an ceoltóir Daithí.

Seo agat Sibéal le ceacht damhsa.


Looks like we’re not the only ones dancing over zoom! What else can we add to our weekly dances!? 🥰

Thanks to everyone who came to this video shoot, especially Cath, Nic and Ian. People danced, listened and played along, just going to prove that you can enjoy an online ceilidh pretty much any way you like. Tell all friends make sure have a really fun night on Sat 13th June!
Tickets are on sale now

Madison Irish Set Dance

Footwork Friday! We miss dancing with you all! Looking forward to the day when we can dance together again.

[05/22/20]   More Michael updates, sounds like he’s on the mend! 😊: After seeing the update about Michael posted today, I spoke with Gail. The post indicated Michael had a stroke following the procedure he had earlier this week. That is incorrect. The stroke occurred back in March (from which he recovered) when being discharged after getting a stent. The procedure on Tuesday went well, back home on Wednesday (yesterday) and is doing well. Gail asked that I contact as thought maybe another update should be posted so people have the correct info and know all is well following the most recent procedure.

[05/21/20]   Update on Michael from friend of the club: He was in the hospital a couple of days ago to repair a congenital heart condition, which was successful. But just as he was being discharged, he suffered a minor stroke that affected his speech. He sounded pretty good this morning when I spoke to him. If anyone wants to it would be good to give him a call or send a card sometime to show support. If you need his number/address send us a message. :)

Madison Irish Set Dance

Footwork Friday: Hornpipe Doubling Practice! To continue to support social distancing in our community, our May 9 dance is cancelled. We miss you all, and look forward to future dances. We hope you enjoy a little doubling while we wait!

Madison Irish Set Dance

Footwork Friday: Week 7! An alternative to the sliding step from Week 4! Stay safe, and we’ll see you soon.

Áirc Damhsa Dance Club

Happy International Dance Day!! Enjoy this lovely piece from the Motherland. Missing you all!

On a sunny weekend at the end of March 2020, 41 children from Áirc Damhsa became collective choreographers and film makers for a unique Creative Ireland project. While everyone in Ireland was being asked to keep their distance, the young dancers performed together but apart in their favourite place within 2km of their home to the music of The Bothy Band. The collection of clips from Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, Fermanagh, Longford and New York was woven together to become a shared expression of joy and celebration.
Happy International Dance Day!

Funded by CreativeIrl and Leitrim County Council

Francis O'Neill Club - Chicago Ceili and Set Dancing

Footwork Friday: Jig or Polka Advance & Retire Step!
A big thank you to Theresa Murray and Madison Irish Set Dance for these weekly footwork videos! (If you haven't seen them yet, head over to their page for all the videos.)
I was very excited and honored to do this week's installment. Check out this video for a basic advance & retire step which is used for both jigs and polkas.
Can't wait until we can all dance together again! Stay safe!

Sad news from our favorite festival. 😭💚

After much discussion, monitoring and studying the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Milwaukee Irish Fest. The decision was made now to help mitigate the growing challenges of the significant planning and upfront logistics required to successfully execute the festival. Milwaukee Irish Fest, which is the world’s largest Irish music festival, was scheduled for August 13-16 at the Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee's lakefront.

Based on the information we have been able to glean up until this point, we feel it will be concerning for large group gatherings, such as our 100,000 plus attendees, to be able to come together safely in August. Your health and welfare are our number one priority, and we want to play our part in keeping everyone safe.

If you purchased a ticket in advance of the festival, you will receive an email in the next few days, which will outline in more detail the options that will be available to you. You can either transfer your tickets to the 2021 festival, donate your ticket money back to Milwaukee Irish Fest to support us as a nonprofit, or receive a refund for your tickets. Refunds will automatically be issued to anyone who purchased the Failte Club VIP Experience.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact us at: [email protected].

We will miss seeing you all celebrate Irish culture with us, but look forward to returning to the lakefront at the Henry Maier Festival Park the third weekend in August (19-22), 2021.

Madison Irish Set Dance

We miss you too Madison dance buddies!

Footwork Friday: Week 4! Polkas (or slides) today. We miss you!

BBC Northern Ireland

What the future of set dancing looks like! 😊

Social distance dancing, these two brothers at The Kesh Festival in 1983 had it sussed. All you need is a broom and a partner to learn #TheBroomDance 🕺🧹🕺

Áirc Damhsa Dance Club

A little something to keep your feet going and brain on dancing while we’re on hiatus! Not our form of set dancing but a set dance nonetheless! 😊

Live workshop with Edwina Guckian & Ryan Owens from Áirc Damhsa Dance Club Happy St. Patrick’s Day☘️

Tip us here if you think we deserve it: 😊👍
(All tips are being put towards the making of a new recording project involving ALL 400+ children at Áirc Damhsa. Watch this space!)

Bad news if you were planning on attending Comhaltas. 😔

Set Dancing Suspended / March 28 dance canceled

Set Dancing Suspended / March 28 dance canceled -

Date Change- March 4 dance changed to Tuesday March 3

Weekly dances at O'Donoghue's suspended until at least March 25. March 28 Dance at ICHC CANCELED.
Stay tuned for further news and developments. STAY SAFE.

[03/13/20]   In light of the spread of COVID-19 we’re going to suspend weekly dancing for a few weeks. Keep checking your email and the page for updates on when we think it’s safe to dance again! In the meantime wash your hands and stay safe!

[03/10/20]   We ARE dancing on Wednesday!! But no early lessons before hand. Amy will be there from 7-9 with music for whatever we want to dance. Gail and Michael are out this week. (Next week tbd)

Tig Choili

Think Gail would teach us this one? 😊

Great Buzz outside Tig Choili with these fantastic dancers and Musicians!.....Storms are gone for now and we all out in celebration!!

SetDance Milwaukee

Don’t forget dancing is tonight, TUESDAY, at O’Ds!

Heads up everybody, dancing is on TUESDAY this week (tomorrow)!!! (Gail says back to Wednesday next week)

[03/03/20]   Yup, it's true. Dancing is Tuesday again. See you at O'Donoghue's Irish Pub on Tuesday, March 3.
Next week, back yo Wednesday.

[03/02/20]   Heads up everybody, dancing is on TUESDAY this week (tomorrow)!!! (Gail says back to Wednesday next week)

SetDance Milwaukee

Flashback Friday to a lovely Clare Plain with athas from MWW 5 years ago!

The Friday night dance started with the Claire Plain, with music from Athas

Way back Wednesday! Dancing at Long Wong’s at Midwinter Weekend 2008 ☺️

Reminder : No Set Dancing on Wednesday this week, but there will be another opportunity to dance Sets in Chicago on Sunday afternoon to the music of the Cosmic Otters!

Hey set dancers! Join us on Sunday, March 1 for a combined Set & Contra dance! This shared dance event is a cross-over between Contra & Set dancing. We'll learn how to Contra dance; and we'll help contra dancers learn how to set dance. Fun times will be had by all!

Sunday March 1 - IAHC - 1:00 to 4:00p - Room 111 - $10 donation

See you there!
SetDance Milwaukee, Chicago Contra Friends - CBDC

2020 MWSDW - Sunday

A lovely afternoon dance before we head home

A lovely afternoon dance before we head home

2020 - MWSDW - Sun pm

Ger calls the Shannon Gaels set as part of the afternoon dance

A lovely Sunday Clare Lancers

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