|What Is A Ceili Event?
- Crossroads dance was a type of social event, popular in Ireland, up to the mid 20th century.
- People would congregate at a large, cleared space of the crossroads to dance together.
- Dancing included Ceili (pronounced kay-lee) group style and solo dancing.
- People would come in their Sunday best to enjoy a good time of dancing, food, and fun with their fellow family, friends, and neighbors.
To honor this tradition in Irish culture and celebrate of the "Crossroads" school name we are hosting our own Ceili event to bring Richmond community together for Irish music, culture, dancing and fun just like they did back in Ireland.
What Is Included In The Admission Price?
- Lunch Plate to include pasta, salad, bread, dessert and drink
- Showcase performance by Crossroads dancers
- Live Irish music by band: "Albaferie"
- Games and Activities for kids
- We will be offering all guests to come together to learn a traditional Irish Ceili dance just like they did back in the Crossroads dance events
Will I Be Required To Dance Or Do I Need Experience?
- No, this is totally optional for our guests. Whether you want to Jig or clap along with the band, we want you to do what you are comfortable.
- There is no experience needed as this will be taught to fit any level any age
- The overall goal is to come together as a community and have fun
Bring the whole family. You don't have to know how to ceili or even dance before you get here. We will have plenty of friendly folks and teachers ready to help you out.
Is There Special Attire Required?
- No, come in what is comfortable as we want the event to be as laid back as possible.
- Special dance shoes are not required either if you plan to Ceili with us. You can wear everyday shoes or even bare feet if you want
Can I Purchase Admission The Day Of The Event?
- Yes, we will have available admission the day of the event. There will be a limited # of wristband available, so we do encourage purchase ahead of time in the event that we sell out.
- We offer a Presale special price if you purchase prior to the event.
- We will update our website, Facebook and Instagram if we are close to selling out.