Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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

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Blarney Notice

In this edition: Maryland Irish Festival, 19th St. Band, Beach Wedding, 90th birthday,  Ulysses, Iguanas, more ...

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


Dances for the Fall 2018 Semester


Beginners' Class   Experienced Class
done Bonfire  video   done Connemara Reel
video    alt. video
Demo of the Connemara Step
done Merchant  video   done Caledonian   video
done Haymaker’s Jig  video   done High Cauled Cap   video
done Clare Lancers  video   done Paris   video
done Six-Hand Fairy Reel  video  
done North Kerry  video  
done Sweets of May  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

Donegal (credit: Marilyn O'Brien)
Time to pack your bags! The RKIDs are headed to Ireland in July 2019. Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Galway and lots of places in between are on the itinerary. Participation details are here.

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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

12/4/2018 Ridgeview Middle School
12/18/2018 Ridgeview Middle School
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 MD-DC-VA ceili dance group sets and other sources. Learn more about us.