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FAQs2019-06-17T14:35:18+01:00

A ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”) is a gathering of people, (nowadays, the word has become synonymous with a barn dance) throw in a few musicians and an energetic caller and you have a lively night out to remember. Ceilidh dancing is very energetic and great fun, some of the dances are quite fast and people often call out or whoop during the dances.

Derby Ceilidhs is open to all ages, you do not need any experience as all the dances are explained and walked through beforehand and nobody shouts at you if you do it wrong! You do not need to bring a dancing partner, simply come along, give it a go and have a great time!

What is a ceilidh and how do I pronounce it?2019-06-16T21:03:04+01:00

A ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee”) is a gathering of people, (nowadays, the word has become synonymous with a barn dance) throw in a few musicians and an energetic caller and you have a lively night out to remember. Ceilidh dancing is very energetic and great fun.

Do I need to know the steps?2019-06-16T21:07:34+01:00

No. There is a caller who will take you through the moves. It’s fun, hot and exhilarating. It’s great for the absolute beginner to the expert.

What sort of people go?2019-06-16T21:11:34+01:00

All sorts: We are delighted that so many people from so many different social circles come along. Although most people are 16-45 the Ceilidh attracts people from all age groups.

How much are the tickets?2019-06-16T21:12:52+01:00

Usually they are £8 Adult and £4 Students when purchased online (50 pence booking fee applies), and £10 Adult and £6 Student when purchased on the door. Tickets are sold on a non-refundable, non-exchangeable basis.

Should I purchase tickets in advance?2019-06-16T21:14:12+01:00

Yes. The ceilidhs are now very popular and some sell out. If you are coming in a group or are arriving late or just want peace of mind then we advise booking in advance. There’s a 50 pence booking fee when you buy online which goes to our payment provider. Your name and ticket allocation will be on the door. You can then turn up anytime and be assured of getting in.

Where are the ceilidhs held?2019-06-16T21:16:10+01:00

Normally at The Polish Club, 18 Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GU. Please check the particularly event for confirmation of location.

Do you have tickets on the door?2019-06-16T21:15:51+01:00

Yes, there are always some tickets for sale on the door. They go on sale at 7:30pm on a first come first served basis.

What is the schedule for the night?2019-06-16T21:17:11+01:00

Doors open at 7:30pm. Dancing starts at 8pm and finishes at 11pm (with a short break halfway through). There’s a well priced bar and often a raffle.

I don’t have my confirmation email, what do I do?2019-06-16T21:18:20+01:00

Don’t worry. If you have a PayPal or payment receipt you can bring this too. But even without either you can come along as we have a guest-list on the door for double checking your entry and we will let you right in.

Do I need to bring a partner?2019-06-16T21:19:05+01:00

No, there will be plenty of people there to dance with.

What clothing would be suitable?2019-06-16T21:19:41+01:00

Choose clothing that is comfortable to dance in and wear comfy shoes or trainers.

Is there a bar?2019-06-16T21:21:21+01:00

Yes there’s a well stocked licensed bar available with ale on draft, soft drinks and snacks available.

Do you organise ceilidhs for private events?2019-06-16T21:22:33+01:00

Of course, please contact us with full details of your requirements using the form on our Contact page.

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