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Newcastle Irish Set Dancers conduct classes in Irish Set dancing - the social dancing of the Irish. The group is located in Newcastle, New South Wales (Australia) and is part of the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club.


We had a great Ceili in East Gosford on Sunday, 8 February with a good turn up of dancers from Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast. We'll look for another suitable date somewhere in the middle of the year for another round of dancing.

We're looking forward to the next Shamrock Hall Ceili on Saturday, 7th March. Contact Julia & Arthur or Julia & Philip for details.

Coming Events

Regular classes for Newcastle Irish Set Dancers every Tuesday from 7:15-9:15 pm at The Place - Charlestown Community Centre, cnr Frederick & Ferris Sts, Charlestown. We have classes every week from the start of February through to early-mid December (with the exception of the Tuesday immediately following Easter. Downloadable map (PDF) showing how to get to our venue.

Tuesdays, 7:15-9/9:15pm

** Newcastle Irish Set Dancers
. The Place, Charlestown Community Centre in Charlestown Shopping Centre.
Sat, 7 Mar, 4pm - late ** Shamrock Hall St.Patrick's Ceili. Contact Julia & Arthur or Julia & Phillip for details.
Sat, 14 Mar, 3-6pm Irish Ceili (Music, Step Dancing, Singing...) - Lake Macquarie Hotel (opposite Morriset Railway Station). Contact Gabriele or Sharyn M: 0418 146 554 or M: 0418 146 555 or .
Sat, 14 Mar, 3-6pm ** Sydney St.Pat's Ceili with Coast Ceili Band. Uniting Church Hall, Kingsgrove. Contact Liz Carter M: 0404062742 or .
Sun, 15 Mar, 4-7pm Traditional Irish/Folk Session (3rd Sunday of each month) - The Bennett Hotel, Cnr Steel & Denison Sts, Hamilton. Contact Roz & Shayne Kerr P: 4967 3167 or .
Fri, 3rd - Mon, 6th Apr The National Folk Festival - Canberra: all sorts of Folk music, dance, poetry, stalls, workshops with international and local performers.
Sun, 5 Apr, 3-6pm Traditional Irish Session (1st Sunday of each month) - Lake Macquarie Hotel (opposite Morriset Railway Station). Contact Gabriele or Sharyn M: 0418146555 or M: 0418146554 or .
Fri, 5 - Mon, 8 Jun Bundanoon Dance Festival - Southern Highlands. Many types of Australian, English, Scottish, Irish, American social dancing. All sessions with live music, and a dress up Ball on Saturday night.
Fri, 18 - Sun, 20 Sep The Turning Wave Festival - Yass: Irish and Australian music and dance festival.
Fri, 9 - Sun, 11 Oct Set Dance Festival - Canberra

** Note: events with ** on the left are event primarily with Irish Set Dancing. The others have only part (or none) of the event devoted to Irish Set Dancing.
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More Information on sub-pages:

Irish Set Dance Instructions

Contact details

For more information choose one of the categories below, or contact one of the teachers:
   Arthur Kingsland and Julia Smith
      Telephone: (02) 4955 5701
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Newcastle Irish Set Dancers are part of the Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk Club.