Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers

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


Blarney Notice

In the second Blarney of 2019, we go to pubs and movies, travel to Istanbul, go skiing or go places to avoid the cold.

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
South Galway  video
Antrim Square  video
Waltz Cotillion
Clare Mazurka

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

Logo Jacket

The zippered, hooded fleece jackets and the polo shirts with our imprinted logos are in stock! You'll look fabulous in them, whether at the upcoming St. Patrick's Day Parades, or our social events!

Starting on February 5 and going through March 12, they're available at our Tuesday evening Ridgeview Middle School classes, before class starts and after the announcements during the break. Please bring payment based on what you ordered. If you can't get to Ridgeview, contact Maura, Bill or Maddy to make arrangements for picking up your order.

(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.