Dance at NAFCo
It's not just about fiddles…
The NAFCo programme is packed with dance-related events, from morning till late night each day, in and around Aberdeen.
Dance events include:
Workshops – from beginner to advanced, including ceilidh, set, couple, stepdance and Highland dancing from Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, Cape Breton, the USA and England. Learn a new dance step or brush up your technique.
Concerts – free lunchtime concerts and superb evening concerts featuring some of the world's best traditional dancers.
Ceilidhs – late-night ceilidhs in the Lemon Tree with a different dance theme every night, including Scottish Ceilidh, Scandinavian, Cape Breton, US Old Time, English, and Irish Set, for everyone to join in.
Nic Gareiss (USA), Mats Nilsson (Sweden), Catherine Foley (Ireland), Jerry O'Reilly (Ireland), and Mats Melin (Sweden & Ireland), the Oméigwessi Ensemble (Canadian First Nations/Métis, very exciting!), plus Cape Breton step dancer Melody Cameron, in Scotland for the very first time. Two dance teams will also be performing – the legendary Papa Stour Sword Dancers from Shetland and the outstanding Gaorsach Rapper and Step from Aberdeen. As well as these world-class visitors we have an outstanding array of home-grown talent.
What are you waiting for?
The best way to enjoy NAFCo is to come for the full 5 days and throw yourself into it. Full 5-day or multiple workshop passes, concert tickets and ceilidh tickets are available from Aberdeen Box Office. And better still, ask about volunteering to help. Check the detailed day-by-day programme and indulge your passion for dance.