This is DancingwithDeclan.ie, the online home of Wexford dance teacher Declan Flanagan.
Rock n' Roll, West Coast Swing, Irish Country Jiving, Ballroom or Line Dancing, Declan loves and can teach them all. He loves anything that doesn't involve sitting on a chair while there is music playing!
Declan lives in the seaside village of Blackwater, Wexford, Ireland - an area he commonly refers to as ‘the sunny south east’. As well as teaching dance he is the early morning DJ on Elite Radio.
“I cover every dance you’ll ever need and I keep it very simple and easy. You’ll be up dancing in less than 5 minutes! 2 left feet? No problem! Tried it before? No problem! It’s never too late. Let’s do this...”
Always dancing, Declan is keen to develop new venues across the region and welcomes suggestions for venues in in Wexford, Wicklow, Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny and across the South East.
As well as hosting dance classes you will often find Declan in dance halls across the island of Ireland following his favourite artists and dancing the night away. He regularly attends Country Music Festivals and also take part in various dance workshops with other teachers. Well known in the Country Music scene Declan is a friend in the know when it comes to gigs and weekends spent on country roads...
Copperhead Road' is another great line dance that you can use at a social dance, pub, club, wedding or just about anywhere. Its turns clockwise to 4 walls and has a little tricky bit which I'll show you in this video.
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This video was published to prepare for Cowboys and Heroes 2018.
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Monday night classes are always popular at the Ardattin Inn in Tullow. Classes start at 8.00pm and continue until 10.00pm. and sometimes a little later.
On Tuesdays we take a short trip to Castlebridge Hall in Wexford town. Classes start at 8.00pm and have been know to continue until near 11.00pm despite the fact that we try to finish at 10.00pm.
The Dolmen Hotel is our venue for Wednesday night clkasses. This night is very popular and starts at 8.00pm and continues until 10.00pm. Admission is €10 per dancer and under 18s are both welcome and free.
THE DECLAN FLANAGAN BREAKFAST SHOW
Like many other people involved in the dancing industry Declan is no stranger to late nights... and is very well known for his early morning too. His radio show on Elite Radio is live on weekday mornings from 7.30am until 9.00am with a mix of music, chat, competitions and brainteasers that keeps his many many listeners captivated.
When he goes live at 7.30pm Declan has a TV Show or Movie Soundtrack Brainteasers to help you waken up and music from an unnamed artist or band played backwards - The Backspin. He gives clues about both throughout the next 45 minutes or so and adds the listeners who have taken part - stating whether they are right or wrong - to his ‘tick list’.
When Elite Radio goes on the road with its Roadcaster, Declan attends the outside broadcasts when he can and has been known to have a dance or two across the country music festivals....
31st May - 3rd June 2019
Americana and Country Music Festival in the western themed resort of Drumcoura City, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. Tickets are €70 for the weekend (4 days)
Full details and accommodation availability are available by calling Declan on 085 7089 128. Early Booking is Advised.
Date to be confirmed
The Dancing crew are going on a 'World Tour' of Scotland with the brilliant Joe Davitt and his band. Full details and destinations coming soon.