Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

preserving the cultural tradition of Irish ceili and set dancing since 1991


Blarney Notice

The Performance Group struts its stuff at International Night, we have a new Chief of Ceili Police and a birthday gal, and folks traveled to Colorado and Florida.

Calendar of EventsCalendar Notice

Our list of what's going on in the Maryland Irish set and ceili dance scene, plus a little more.

Dances for the Semester

Beginners' Class   Experienced Class
done Clare Plain Set  video
done Corofin  video
done Waves of Tory
done Four-Hand Reel  video
done Siege of Ennis
Cashel  video
done Pride of Erin  video Gates of Derry  video
done South Galway  video
Antrim Square  video
done Waltz Cotillion
Moycullen  video
Clare Mazurka
Sliabh Luachra  video

done indicates completed dance lesson, may be periodically reviewed

Warm up dances: the Gay Gordons, Stack of Barley.

This lesson plan may change.

Quick Steps

Images of Our St. Patrick's Month Activities

St. Patrick's Day Parade
at the Washingtonian Center
Four shows by the Performance Group including the Irish Arts Celebration at the Kentlands Mansion ... Blackthorn Ceili ... Parade at the Washingtonian Center ... Party at the O'Briens' ... St. Patrick's Day brunch at Lahinch ... it was an awesome month of Irish fun. Check out our photo album.

(credit: Marilyn O'Brien)
Members, you are invited to join our trip to Ireland! In 2019 we are going to Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Galway and lots of places in between. There are a limited number of spaces available.

Tap or Hover Here for Our At-A-Glance Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Class Schedule. To print it, you must allow popups on this page. ?

All Classes are in the School Cafeterias

Class sessions

Beginners: 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Advanced: 8:05 pm - 9:00 pm
(until 8:55 pm when at Gaithersburg High School)

Check our Events Calendar for the Latest Info

Winter-Spring 2019 Semester
1/8/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
1/15/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
1/22/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
1/29/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
2/5/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
2/12/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
2/19/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
2/26/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
3/5/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
3/12/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
3/19/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
3/26/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
4/2/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
4/9/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
4/23/2019 Ridgeview Middle School
5/7/2019 Gaithersburg High School  
5/14/2019 Gaithersburg High School  

The dances we practice are selected from popular MD-DC-VA ceili and set dance group lists as well as other sources. Learn more about us.