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Ceilidh Dance Wanaka

15 November 2017

When you say to people in Wanaka that there is a Ceilidh Dance happening, there are two general
reactions. People either stare like there’s something wrong with you or a smile spreads across their face, so joyful, so exuberant that some people literally jump up and down with excitement. This is the difference between people who have been to a Ceilidh and those who have not.

Allow us to explain. A Ceilidh (pronounced ‘kay-lee’) is a Scottish social dance. It is a time of celebration, not for anything in particular, just for fun. A Ceilidh is a time when the community comes together and breaks down social barriers; a time when everybody is equal; a time when we realise we’re all in this together. The young dance with the old, the rich dance with the poor; it is an opportunity for us all to come together and enjoy good food, good drink and good company.

No previous experience is necessary. A caller will be present to lead everyone through the dances and there will be plenty of Scottish people around to help us all along. There’s no formal dress code to these occasions but it’s always nice to look nice.

Music on the night will be from Hair of the Dog. There will also be a bar and traditional Scottish cuisine
provided by Morsel.

The event will take place on 25th November 2017 at the Rippon Hall. Tickets cost $25 and are available from Cinema Paradiso, Cork Bar, Rippon Hall and online at Eventfinda. All proceeds will be dedicated to Te Kakano and Kahu Youth. Come along to support your local community and have a good old time!