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At the heart of English folk

Youth Ceilidhs

Our Youth Ceilidhs are fun, friendly social events with energetic live music from top bands. We welcome all 12-19 year olds to take part in the dancing, or sit back and soak up the music and good atmosphere!

The dances are easy to join in with and suitable for all levels of experience as a caller will show you the moves.

Come with your friends or on your own – ceilidhs are a great way to meet new people.

Our Youth Ceilidhs are alcohol-free events with soft drinks available in the Cecil Sharp House café.

For 12–19 year olds. Tickets £6.


What is a ceilidh? 

A ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a traditional social dancing event for everyone to enjoy. People are taught and guided through the dance figures by the caller. The dances are accompanied by live folk music. Often ceilidhs are danced at celebrations, festivals and community events as they are very accessible to new dancers. 

Read a review of a past Youth Ceilidh here


When and where do the Youth Ceilidhs take place?

At Cecil Sharp House, usually on Sunday evenings from 6-8pm. 


Next event 

Youth Dance Showcase Ceilidh - Sunday 3 November, 6-8pm

Tickets: Free, booking required, with suggested minimum donation of £2

Watch talented young dancers perform as part of an energetic and inclusive dance event aimed at young people.  Youth dance groups will punctuate a night of lively ceilidh dancing, with expert caller and live band leading us through the moves.

Open to young people, and performer’s family and friends. 

Presented by EFDSS in partnership with Camden Dance Development Group

Book now