Greater Washington Ceili Club's
Cape May Dance Weekend

We hope you enjoyed our 30th year on October 20-22, 2017
Save the date for next year -- October 19-21, 2018

Sponsored by the Greater Washington Ceili Club, this is one of America’s premier Irish set dancing weekends, featuring world class set dance instruction, two ceilis with live music, and a Saturday Social Hour and Session with the Band, all at the beautiful Atlantic Sands Hotel, right on the beach in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Announcing our 'Name that Weekend' Contest!

2018's weekend will have a new name! We have decided -- 10 years after our departure from Cape May, New Jersey -- that it is time to rename our dance weekend. All are welcome to submit nominations. One will be selected and the person submitting the new name will receive one free Full Events Package for the 2018 weekend (lodging not included).

  1. Nominations may be submitted by email or by US mail.
    Email nominations will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2017. Send to
    Paper nominations must be received by Dec. 20, 2017. Send to Greater Washington Ceili Club, PO Box 1703, Silver Spring, MD  20915-1703
  2. Multiple nominations from one person are permitted.
  3. Every submission will be considered, but preference will go to names that are not location-specific (e.g., Rehoboth Reels), not considered offensive or too long.
  4. The Cape May Committee of GWCC, whose decision is final, will evaluate nominations. (Committee members are not eligible to participate.)
  5. In the event more than one person submits the same name, a drawing will be held to select the winner.
  6. The name selected will become the property of GWCC. It should not be already in use elsewhere and should not subsequently be submitted in other contests.
  7. The Committee’s decision will be made as soon as possible after the Dec. 31, 2017 deadline, and  the new name will be announced before the end of January

Email submissions by December 31, 2017  to
Print submissions must be mailed by December 20, 2017 to:
Greater Washington Ceili Club
PO Box 1703
Silver Spring, MD   20915-1703

Questions? email us at

Enjoy good times with good friends, old and new. Join us in Rehoboth Beach for the Cape May Dance Weekend -- where we always have fun at the shore!

Now we have more ways to keep in touch! Like us on Facebook two ways: our GWCC Cape May Dance Weekend page, and the main GWCC (Greater Washington Ceili Club) page; and follow us on Twitter.


Workshop demonstration set with instructors Pádraig & Róisín McEneany

Workshop demonstration set with instructors Pádraig & Róisín McEneany