Learn an 18th-century dance at Nano Nagle Place

For Cruinniú na nÓg, celebrating youth and the arts, we’re bringing you a dive into the eighteenth century which is suitable for all the family. From Nano Nagle Place‘s 18th-century building in the centre of Cork, you can learn to dance an eighteenth-century minuet along with our Artistic Director, Caitríona O’Mahony, hear the music that you’ll dance to, and imagine yourself in an eighteenth-century ballroom.

You can also drop into Nano Nagle Place between 11am and 1pm on the day of Cruinniú na nÓg to meet Caitriona and learn some dance steps in the beautiful surroundings of our 18th-century walled garden.

With the help of our Dancing Master and his not-very-attentive student, you can learn to dance an eighteenth-century minuet, and a little bit about how it would be to attend a ball in the eighteenth century! Check you have enough space, and learn to dance along with us. Suitable for all ages, as long as you’re young at heart!

This video was produced with help from the Irish Early Music Network, which is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle EalaíonOur summer programme at Nano Nagle Place is supported by Cork City Council and Nano Nagle Place. If you enjoy this, please sign up to our newsletter to hear about upcoming events and news.

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