Classes


2021 CLASSES


All classes / courses will include:
 
  • Technique of foot placement & posture,
  • Level appropriate steps / movements,
  • Music recognition,
  • Choreographed dances depending on progress,
  • Céili dances (when possible) and 
  • Warming-up & Coolng down

PRIMARY CLASS

(4-6 year-olds)

The focus will be on learning the basic steps in Irish dancing like the “123”, “7”, “Sidestep” & “Skip-123” in a fun & creative atmosphere.

 

BUNGHRÁD – BEGINNERS COURSE

(from age 7)

The focus of this  course will be on learning the Beginners (bunghrád) Reel; the first soft shoe dance all Irish dancers learn. 

Introduction to other fundamental dance movements will taught as an introduction to other styles of soft shoe dances , such as the Jig. 

After mastering the ‘Bunghrád Reel’, dancers can progress on to ‘Bunghrád Advanced’ classes. 

BUNGHRÁD – ADVANCED

(from age 7)

This class is the follow-up of the “Bunghrád – Beginners Course”.  Enrolment in this class will be possible once finished learning the first dance – ‘Bunghrád Reel’.

The focus of this class will be on learning the other three soft shoe dances of this grade – Slip Jig, Light Jig & Single Jig. 

 

ULLMHÚCHÁN – SOFT & HARD SHOES

(from age 7)

The focus of the Soft Shoe class will be on learning the three Ullmhúchán Soft Shoe dances – Reel, Slip Jig & Single Jig. Repetition of the Bunghrád dances (Reel, Slip Jig, Light Jig & Single Jig) is part of this class, encouraging stronger basic technique  and mastery of movements. 

The focus in the Hard Shoe class will be on learning the basic percussive technique in hard shoe work. 

Four dances will be taught in this class – Ullmhúchán Treble Jig & Hornpipe and the Traditional Set Dances ‘St. Patrick’s Day’ & ‘Humours of Bandon’. 

 

 

 

MEANGHRÁD – SOFT & HARD SHOES

(from age 7)

The focus of the Soft Shoe class will be on learning the three Meanghrád Soft Shoe dances – Reel, Slip Jig & Single Jig. 

The focus of the Hard Shoe class will be on learning the more advanced percussive technique in hard shoe work.

Five dances will be taught in this class – Meanghrád Treble Jig & Hornpipe, the Traditional Set Dances ‘Job of Journeywork’ & ‘Blackbird’ and a Contemporary Set dance.

Repetition of  all Ullmhúchán dances is part of this class encouraging stronger technique and mastery of movements.  

 

ARDGHRÁD – SOFT & HARD SHOES

(from age 7)

The focus of the Soft Shoe class will be on learning the three Ardghrád Soft Shoe dances – Reel, Slip Jig & Single Jig. 

The focus of the Hard Shoe class will be on learning the advanced and modern percussive technique in hard shoe work.

Five dances will be taught in this class – Ardghrád Treble Jig & Hornpipe, the Traditional Set Dances ‘White Blanket’ & ‘Garden of Daisies’ and a Contemporary Set dance.

Repetition of  all Meanghrád dances is part of this class encouraging stronger technique and mastery of movements.  

 

ADULT CLASS – SOFT & HARD SHOES

(adults)

Adults are welcome to join our timetabled classes. All levels are offered. 

 

EXAM / COMPETITION CLASS

(from age 7 – all levels)

For the more dedicated dancers this class will give them the opportunity to prepare themselves for their CRN Graded Exams, Teacher’s Exams (ODCRN) and/or Competitions.

 

ONLINE TUITION

(from age 7)

Trialled for the first time in 2018, online tuition offers dancers in remote areas the opportunity to learn how to Irish dance via weekly video lessons and/or tutorials. 

We also offer this opportunity to dancers locally, but who cannot attend the timetabled classes. 

Contact us for availability, options and more detailed information.

 

PRIVATE TUITION

(all ages & levels)

Private tuition is available for everybody who wishes to have more one on one lessons. Private lessons can be for individual, duo or more people. In person or via zoom. 

Contact us for availability, options and more detailed information.

 
 

GRAVITY YOGA®

(from age 10)

Gravity Yoga® is a mat-based, targeted mobility training method that helps students with stiff backs, locked up hips, and tight hamstrings. These classes are hugely popular all around the world because they deliver flexibility results quickly.

Gravity Yoga® is recommended as an additional training method to complement your existing training schedule. Whether you are a dancer, runner, cyclist, swimmer, tennisplayer, crossfitter, martial artist or a yogi, Gravity Yoga® is designed to support and enhance your performance at your chosen sport/performing arts. By regaining more mobility and flexibility, you will move better in your current training/performance.

There is no pushing or pulling in Gravity Yoga®, simply long hold poses with relaxed muscles under passive tension, as muscles stretch best when relaxed. Once in a pose we will relax as much as possible using breath work to go deeper into the stretch while simply letting gravity do all the work.