Due to the success of our previous ceilidh, we are going to stay at Muizenberg for this ceilidh, so come early, have a swim, grab a bite or coffee at one of the local eateries and drop in for an evening of music, fun and exercise. Many people choose to bring their own picnic and bottle and we provide the tables.
This is a Family Friendly event, kindly note however that we do have an age restriction of 8 or older!
For those of you who have been to ceilidhs before, you know what to expect, but for first-timers here is some background information!
Originally, “ceilidh” is the Gaelic term for a social evening in Scotland, with dancing, singing, reciting, playing and anything else that constituted entertainment. More and more it has focused on the dancing side, there being a universally (in Scotland anyway) well-known set of dances that anyone could dance. Ceilidhs are common at wedding receptions and birthday parties in Scotland.
Our ceilidhs always start on the assumption that everyone is a beginner. Everyone is invited on to the floor and you are shown how to do the first dance. Then it is walked through, to ensure that everyone (even those with two left feet!) have grasped the essentials. The music is then started and dancing happens. There is usually a spontaneous shout and clapping at the end as everyone realises that they have been able to do the dance and actually enjoyed it.
From there it is all just great fun as we try other simple dances and gain confidence. Other people on the floor will be dancing with you, for some dances you have a partner for others, not. Footwork is optional and most people just skip along in a way that suits them. We take a break after about an hour to let people catch their breath, have a drink and chat, and then we continue until everyone has had enough. There is a Scottish flavour to all of this but you don’t have to be Scottish, speak Gaelic, or enjoy Billy Connolly (or even Rod Stewart or Wet, Wet Wet) to enjoy ceilidh dancing.
So come on your own, bring the family, get a group together of 6 or more and make use of the discount, or persuade your favourite other that this is going to be a great night out! But dont wait too long before booking, the three previous ceilidhs have sold out well beforehand. See you there!