classes offered

                                                                                                                                                                                     All locations offer each of the skill-level classes described below.

Please note that students are NOT required to participate in any competitions or events.


                   Beginner

This class is for students with little or no dance experience. Focus will be on foot placement, posture, listening to and moving to Irish dance music. Simple light jig and reel steps will be taught. A light jig and reel routine will be taught, giving students the opportunity to participate in local performances.


                 Advanced Beginner

Continued focus in this class will be on foot placement and posture. Students will learn to start and stay with the music.  Students will continue to learn light jig and reel steps in addition to simple single jig and slip jig steps. They will also learn the traditional Ceili dances: 'The 4 Hand Reel' and 'Sweets of May'. Select students will be able to start hard shoe beginning with the traditional treble jig and hornpipe and the traditional Set Dance: 'St Patrick's Day'.


Novice/ Prizewinner

Students in this class are actively participating in competition and/or performances on a regular basis. Students will learn slow treble jig and hornpipe, as well as the tradional set dances: 'Blackbird' and 'Job of Journeywork'


Championshp

Students who are competing at the Preliminary or Open Championship level