Dance the night away at St George’s Hall

Ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of the Lord of the Dance or ‘Jig a Square’? Well now you can with a series of ceilidhs and barn dances being held at St George’s Hall.

The first dance will take place on Saturday 31 January to celebrate Burns night and will be a Scottish themed mass Ceilidh in the Great Hall. On offer will also be some traditional Scottish fare in the form of Haggis, stew and even a wee dram.

There will then be an Irish Ceilidh on Friday 20 March to celebrate St Patricks Day.

Finally on Friday 24 April, there will be a St George’s Day celebratory Barn Dance/Square Dance.

Cabinet member for Culture and Tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon said: “This is a fantastic idea for the New Year and the great thing is that you can be complete beginner and still master most of the steps.

“Dancing is an enjoyable way to meet new people and get plenty of exercise while having fun, and what better setting than our very own Great Hall.

“I hope we can encourage as many people as possible to come along and have a go, and with three different events taking place there really is something to suit everyone.”

burns night at SGH
Barn Dance at St George’s Hall

Live music will be provided by ‘The Liverpool Country Dance Band’ who also have two instructors who will teach everyone taking part all the steps they need to enjoy the dancing. There will also be specialty food and drink available on each night. Tickets cost £10 (including booking fee) plus £2.25 handling fee per order from Ticket Quarter – 0844 8000 400 or www.ticketquarter.co.uk

In addition to the above events, the Friends of St George’s Hall will also be holding a number of their hugely successful afternoon tea dances throughout the year, with the first taking place on Wednesday 11 March.

Tickets for this event are £6 each, which is payable on the door and this includes tea or coffee and a slice of cake!