Celtic Kids – Monthly Kiddie Céilidh from age 2

April 9th, 11am
Please be there 15mins earlier

Register HERE
Fee is for one parent and 1-2 children (siblings or cousins)

Online registration fee if registration is completed by Friday, April 8th: 15€
Drop in fee (place not guaranteed): 20€

In the monthly Irish dance&play class we will learn songs, sing and dance together. It will be a chance to engage with Irish culture by playing games and socialising.

It would be great if the kids could have something green or Irish; a flag, a leprechaun, a snake, green or gold clothes… etc.

We will sometimes have live a musician there to add to the atmosphere.

So come and enjoy an hour of fun with your child, there will also be time at the end of each class for relaxation, free play and a chat with other parents. Tá fáilte romhaibh!

Jigs n Reels losing their home – new studio fundraiser night

Feb 12th at the Oscar Wilde Irish Pub on Friedrichstrasse from 18.30h onwards

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Lineup:
– The Jigs & Reels Irish Dance Show Troupe
– UPROOTED from Berlin (folkrock, singer-songwriter)
– other band TBC
…We will start out with a ceili – everyone’s invited to get up on their feet and do a bit of a jig and a reel themselves!
We’ll guide you through it!
Please share, share share this event and invite your friends, too!
The more the merrier.
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WHY do we need to raise money?

Irish Dance school in Berlin to be turned into a refugee shelter

Jigs & Reels, Berlin’s Irish Dance Academy, perhaps known to many of you through performances at the Embassy or as teachers of your kids, are in a very tricky situation.
Instead of planning the classes for the new year, we are instead in a fight for the survival of the school.
Our studio’s landlord is currently in the process of forcing out the building’s current tenants. Because of the changes taking place in the building and pressure from the landlord, most other tenants have already given in. Since last week, we even have holes in our walls. Legally speaking, we could hold out until the summer, but the conditions might make that hard to endure.
The landlord intends to turn the building into a refugee shelter and, with the kind of profit that can be made in comparison to standard commercial leasing, is not wasting any time.
Jigs & Reels are desperately searching for a new (and if at all possible, permanent) home – preferably within or adjacent to the S Bahn Ring. At the moment, we are located between S Bahn stations Landsberger Allee and Greifswalder Strasse.

The school has grown to be a home of Irish culture with Ceili nights and Irish music workshops taking place; drawing in the Germans as well as the Irish and many others.
It’s a tough situation, but we will not give up and need any help we can get to find a new home for the school and its dancers.

We are now trying to reach out to as many in the community as possible to help us find a new home within the next few weeks.
We will also hold a fundraiser, as buying a new dance floor as well as the move in general will be quite costly.
Anyone who may be able to help us find a new place, wishes to provide any other form of assistance or simply fancies joining us for the fundraiser, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The fundraiser night should be a fun night out for all our friends, old and new, celebrating Irish style!
We are grateful for all kinds of donations and will also shortly have a crowdfunding link set up.
All proceeds will go towards the move and buying a new dance floor – as that is where our feet make the music.

So come along and join us on the 12th for some mighty craic!
Thank you! We look forward to better times.

Irish & Scottish Ceili im Oscar Wilde Irish Pub in Berlin

Vielen Dank an alle fürs kommen, so ein toller Abend!
So viele Tänzer auf einmal, was für eine super Atmosphäre!
Wir freuen uns aufs nächste Mal!!

…Ihr habt eine Feier, klein oder auch groß? Wir kommen auch zu euch! Einfach mal anfragen.

Music by Huas – Irish Traditional Music​, Irish Trad. band based in Berlin.
Ceili caller Sandra Kuhnert, Jigs & Reels Irish Dance Academy Berlin​.

Berlin's bilingual dance school

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