You don’t have to dance, be Irish, or be local to become a member. All are welcome and dues are very affordable. The modest price of a GWCC membership ($25/person/year) supports these activities and more:
· 8 great monthly céilís with music provided by a range of talented local musicians (members get discounted admission)
· Ridiculously cheap, high quality, year-round weekly set & céilí dance classes with a fantastic instructor
· Member discounts for any Set Dance Weekend we host — like our old Fall Fling in Rehoboth Beach DE with great instructors from Ireland, and the upcoming last Spring Fling in Shepherdstown WV (April 19-20, 2024). A new weekend for 2025 is in the planning stages now
· Scholarships awarded each year to (mostly) young musicians & dancers to study or compete in Ireland to help ensure the future of our community
· A monthly newsletter, In Step, full of news and events of interest to our members
· Outreach performances at senior centers, community events and festivals to increase understanding of Irish heritage
· Occasional visiting instructors for dance workshops to enrich our dance experience
· Occasional concerts & house concerts that showcase traditional musicians from Ireland & other areas of the US
If you live farther away, you can join the fun in person whenever you come to the DC area — come to a céilí (if only to listen to the music) or visit a class to try some simple, basic dances (or some more advanced ones) — you’ll always be welcome and will make some new friends.
What a tremendous list of benefits for a small annual fee! Though social media may connect us with the larger world, a strong member base is essential to maintain GWCC’s wide-ranging offerings. Won’t you join us please? https://gwcc-online.org/home/membership/
Member dues are only $25 / year.
You can pay online here.
(A $1.50 service charge per member will be added.)
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