Irish Set Dancing

Study Notes for 80 Sets and 11 Figure Dances

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For the good are always the merry,
Save by an evil chance,
And the merry love the fiddle,
And the merry love to dance:

From “The Fiddler of Dooney” by W.B.Yeats

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Happy dancing!


Set Dance Glossary..... Figure Dance Glossary

List of Set Dances 1..... List of Figure Dances

List of Set Dances 2

Last revised in April, 2007