COVID-19 update (Mar 14, 2020)

Tuesday & Friday dancing cancelled for now. Check back for updates.

Kate explaining the finer points of Fermanagh set

Tuesday Night Set Dance Instruction with Kate Cooley

Irish American Heritage Center - 4626 N. Knox Ave Chicago IL

Room 111, 7:30-9:00 p.m. -- $5 Donation

No registration required--just show up! -- Questions? Contact Ann O'Donnell

Looking for sets? Check out DanceMinder

Need help with set dance terminology? Check out the Set Dance Glossary

ON HOLD -- Lessons for New Dancers -- 7:00-7:30p

Once a month, we start class a little earlier so we can help new dancers get familiar with set dance basics - footwork, counting, how to 'house' etc. New dancer lessons are for people just getting started in set dance and also for experienced dancers who would like a refresher. All are welcome!

We plan to have New Dancer lessons once a month. Watch this space for dates of upcoming New Dancer lessons!

First Friday Lessons

Set Dance Instruction for new or experienced dancers who want to work on basic jig-reel-polka-hornpipe steps.

First Friday of the month, 7:30-8:30 p.m. - Usually Fifth Province - See Events page for room location

Irish American Heritage Center

Instructors: Dan Cahill and Friends

Stick around for the Céilí Mór 8:30-11:30 p.m.

New to Irish dancing?

Join us at our weekly ceili practices. We'll help you learn the basics.

Bring a partner, or just bring yourself--we'll provide partners!


Special shoes and/or clothes are not necessary, but here are some suggestions:

  1. Shoes: Wear comfortable shoes with leather soles, if possible, that make it easy for your feet to slide across the floor. Many women find that a small heel works well.
  2. Clothes: Loose fitting clothes that allow you to move.
  3. Bring a water bottle if you have one. We provide water and small cups but many people find it convenient to bring a larger container.

Photo by Tom Callahan, Sensitive Visuals