Kieran Jordan
Irish dance performance, instruction, choreography

2019 workshops and events

Workshops @ the Studio

1310 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, Boston

Yin Yoga and Sound Therapy

Sunday, Feb 17

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Yin Yoga with Amy Beshara and Himalayan Singing Bowls with Shyam Nepali!

SPACE IS LIMITED. To reserve your spot, email kieranjordandancers@gmail.com. Your registration will be confirmed via email. $25 if reserved by Feb. 10th. $30 afterwards. Pay with cash or check on the day. PLEASE BRING A MAT, WARM CLOTHING, ANDA BLANKET

Yin yoga is a slow, gentle yoga practice that works on the body’s connective tissue, (fascia, tendons, and ligaments,) and on the body’s meridian system. Yin Yoga allows for relaxation, breath release, emotional, and physical release.

Singing bowl sound therapy is an ancient practice from the Himalayas. The singing bowls are made from a number of different metals, different sizes and notes to correspond to the seven chakras of the body’s energy system. Sound therapy works on the principle of vibration. During a sound therapy session, the participant will lay down comfortably and receive the vibrations of the bowls as they are sounded by the practitioner. Sound therapy helps with relaxation, emotional release, and whatever is out of alignment.

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The Practice Session

Saturdays - Jan 12, Feb 23, Mar 23

2:00 - 4:30 pm

“The Practice Session” is an afternoon of guided performance practice with a two-fold mission. This program is intended for:  1) dancers to practice improvised solo dancing with live music in a traditional Irish session, and 2) musicians at a beginner/intermediate level to practice playing in an ensemble session, and playing for dancers. “The Practice Session” will be facilitated by Kieran Jordan with musician Dan Accardi plus a special guest musician each time. For a list of tunes we are working on, please email kieranjordandancers@gmail.com

$20 or class card

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Dan Furey Sundays

Sunday, March 3

2:00 - 4:30 pm

Sunday afternoon workshops for learning, reviewing, and dancing the old-style steps of Dan Furey — as taught to us by Irish musician and dancer Michael Tubridy.

$20 or class card

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Events @ the Studio

1310 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, Boston

DANCE TALK with Samantha Jones

Friday, Feb 15

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Introducing “DANCE TALK,” a new informal lecture series at Kieran Jordan Dance Studio! Our first speaker is Samantha Jones, who will present a talk on “Memory, Tradition, and Transmission in Irish Dance.”

Suggested donation $10
All are welcome

Ethnomusicologist and dancer, Sam Jones, will share findings from her recent research trip to Ireland. Drawing on interviews, archival work and ethnographic fieldwork material, her talk will explore themes of continuity and change in the transmission of Irish dance steps and history among dancers. Special attention will be paid to the relationship between dance and music, as well as the role of memory in performing dance, defining genre and style, and creating community.

Sam Jones is a graduate student in ethnomusicology at Harvard University. She earned her Master’s in ethnomusicology at Boston University and holds undergraduate degrees in music and cognitive science from the University of Connecticut. Her primary research subject is Irish traditional dance and its music, with forms ranging from solo percussive styles to social partner/quadrille dancing. In addition to her studies, Sam is also a dancer and a classically trained musician. She has studied sean-nós and old-style traditional step dancing with Kieran Jordan since 2011 and occasionally performs and teaches in the Boston area.

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St. Patrick’s Day Open House

Sunday, March 17

12:00 - 3:00 pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a family-friendly, old-fashioned gathering of Irish music, song, and dance. Join us for a free Open House at the Kieran Jordan Dance Studio, with performances by The Coyne Family (Lisa, John, and Rory) and Kieran Jordan Dance students and company members. All are welcome!

FREE event, donations welcome

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DANCE TALK with Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain

Sunday, Mar 24

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Dr. Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain from the University of Limerick, Ireland will present an illustrated talk about her new book Jigs to Jacobites which explores 4000 years of Irish history through the music and stories behind 40 traditional set dances. Members of Kieran Jordan Dance will perform some of the dances. All are welcome.

$10 suggested donation

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