Shannonside Ceili Dancers

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Welcome to Shannonside!

SHANNONSIDE CEILI DANCERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PERFORMANCES!  We have a 30-45 minute program with Irish music and Irish dancing. We can even include audience participation!  Contact us to schedule an appearance, or for more information!

WHO WE ARE: We are an adult Ceili dance group in Rochester, NY.  We rehearse on Monday evenings from September to May at The First Baptist Church in Chili (3182 Chili Avenue). We perform for nursing homes, charity organizations, local events, and Irish/Celtic Fairs.  

The Shannonside Ceili Dancers were originally formed by mothers of girls taking Irish step dancing lessons.  Rather than sit in the hallway and wait for the classes to end, they decided to take up dancing themselves.  40 years later several of the original members are still dancing.  

Today we're not just dance moms!  We welcome men and women, new and experienced dancers. You don't need to be Irish! You'll love the music, the dance, & the friendship. Don't know the steps? Don't worry!  Come join and we'll teach you!

Contact us to find out more, join the group or request a performance!


Our regular dance practice is Monday evenings at 7:00 PM.  Right now we're preparing for performance season, so check our Calendar for practice nights.


Well, we've been good citizens by instituting sensible practices during this Covid pandemic. Our dancing may be on hold, BUT WE'LL BE BACK HAVING OUR FUN WHEN IT'S SAFE TO DO SO. We hope and pray that you all stay safe and healthy.   

CELEBRATE!  Did you know? Shannonside was 40 years old in 2020! Come celebrate by joining us in our fun!  

Remember to check the News page for updates on performances, friends & family and Irish events!  Check the "Links" page for good stuff!

May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies,
Quick to make friends.
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.