The steps of all those dances, however, are not. Ceilis, despite my lack of love for all things irish-trad, are really, really good fun. You end up in a right state but in the meantime there's loads of swinging around, stomping up and down, and laughing. They're great. When I was in college, every so often the irish langauge society would organise one in the Buttery, which was always brilliant. Ooh, I want to dance The Walls of Limerick! I must find out where they hold good public ceilis in Dublin.
On the other hand, I am currently listening to the cheesy but, I'm afraid, irresistable JXL remix of 'A Little Less Conversation'. Which makes me want to dance too, but in a rather different way.
A confession of even more uncoolness: I love the video for that song, even though it is a very cheesy and cheap video. It's the one with all the different youth cults all dancing to the song; I possibly like it so much because a huge part of my MA thesis was about the development of post-WW2 youth culture in Britain. I especially like the teddy boy. Teddy boys are just hilarious (now that they're just historical figures and not, like, roaming the streets with flick knives).