Knoxville, TN - July 22nd

Knoxville, TN - July 22nd


Sunday, July 22nd
$15 advance/$20 door

Sean-nós dancing is considered by many to be the original form of solo Irish dance. Literally translating to “old style,” sean-nós is an improvised dance style that is completely unique to each dancer. Dancers interpret the music through low-to-the-floor percussive movements.

Influenced by her recent MA studies, this workshop will focus on the solo battering steps commonly found in the Set dance tradition in South West Clare. Dancers of all levels are welcome to attend. Please wear hard soled shoes (no taps) and bring a notebook or recording device.


Siobhan Butler is an acclaimed performer and teacher of sean-nós and set dancing. She has been featured in many settings including RTE and TG4 in Ireland and the prestigious Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Siobhan has performed and collaborated with many leading traditional artists including Kevin Burke, Cherish the Ladies, Nic Gareiss, Tony Demarco, Patrick Ourceau & Tony McManus, Atlantic Steps, and Rhythm of the Dance. Her expertise in Irish dance traditions is showcased through in-demand workshops, demonstrations, and lectures. She has taught master classes all over the U.S. and Ireland at such venues as Boston College, Villanova University, The University of Limerick, Milwaukee Irish Fest, and Sean-Nós Northwest to name a few. Siobhan holds a BA in Anthropology from Goddard College and a MA in Ethnochoreology from The University of Limerick.

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