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Set Dancing














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Set Dancing returns to Stackstown Golf Club on Wednesday the 11th September 2019 from 8 pm-10p.m.

We are delighted to welcome new members. Did you know research has shown that “set dancing is a very enjoyable form of exercise that motivated participation. Set dancing may also improve quality of life and slow deterioration in motor function and endurance. It is thought that the aerobic component and numerous multidirectional movements involved in set dancing may improve balance and functional capacity. This could help reduce the risk of falls and improve functional ability. Additionally, the social environment along with the music can create an enjoyable and happy        experience to help improve quality of life”

I want to acknowledge Dr. Joanne Shanahan (Chartered Physiotherapist , set dance teacher) for this research. Full article available at

If you would like to give it a try just turn up any Wednesday evening, or email our esteemed Setdancing Chairman Ed Ryan at for an application form. 

We must record our sincere thanks to our expert dance teacher Angela for her expert tutelage & great patience, we look forward to our 14th year under her direction, and the 29th year since dancing began way back in 1991.

We are Looking forward to seeing our dedicated members/supporters/volunteers return once more to enjoy not only the set dance classes, but weekends away, social dinners & great company. 

The Stackstown Golf Club set dancing group would like to encourage more members to participate in our set dancing classes every Wednesday evening in the clubhouse at 8 pm. Do you know it is very beneficial for your health -both mental and physical. 

Dr. Volpe an Italian neurologist made an important observation on the benefits of set dancing for all, l but especially in the prevention of  Parkinson's  & Alzheimer’s. He noted “that Irish Set Dance is patterned, but steps are not overly repetitious. Execution of the pattern requires the dancer to change direction frequently. Directional change plus the need to maintain reasonably consistent step lengths require the dancer to be in a state of constantly transferring weight from one leg to the other. The Reel Step enabled a dancer with Parkinson's to override the neurological impediments that affect the gait. The overall effect is a remarkable improvement in patients he is studying”.    

P.S. It’s also a great keep fit – & enjoyable weight reduction programme.                                                       

Our group would like to record our sincere thanks to Angela Bernard our teacher for her patient disposition and look forward to the 14th year under her direction and our 29th year since dancing began way back in 1991. Also thanks to Pat MCrohan for his continued support and guidance.  A special thanks to Liam Bane for doing the work of two and to Donal Corrigan, Cait Keane and Helen Redmond for their contribution. Finally thanks to our excellent Director of operations Eddie Ryan (Past Captain of Stackstown) - we wish him a speedy recovery from minor surgery.