Classes


2019 CLASSES


PRIMARY CLASS

(5-6 year-olds)

In the class the little dancers will be taught the basic technique of foot placement & posture. 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

(7-13 year-olds)

The dancers will be taught the technique of foot placement, posture & level appropriate steps/movements. The focus of this class will be on learning the first 2 soft shoe dances of this grade – Reel & Single Jig.

Music recognition for these dances will be included. Céilí dances (e.g. Rakes of Mallow, Walls of Limerick & Fairy Reel) will be taught during the year.

Choreographed dances will be taught depending on progress and/or number of dancers.

BUNGHRÁD ADVANCED

(7-13 year-olds)

The dancers will be taught the technique of foot placement, posture & level appropriate steps/movements. This class is the follow-up of the Bunghrad Beginner class and enrolment in this class will be possible once finished learning the first 2 dances.

The focus of this class will be on learning the other 2 soft shoe dances of this grade – Light Jig & Slip Jig. Music recognition for these dances will be included. Céilí dances (e.g. Siege of Carrick, Four-Hand Reel & An Rince Fada) will be taught during the year.

Choreographed dances will be taught depending on progress and/or number of dancers.

Please note: once enrolled in this class, the dancers will be able to do the following class – “Ullmhuchan – Beginner Hard Shoes”.

ULLMHÚCHÁN BEGINNER HARD SHOES

(all ages)

The dancers will be taught the technique of foot placement, posture & level appropriate steps/movements. This class is the follow-up of the Bunghrad Beginner class and enrolment in this class will be possible once finished learning the first 2 Bunghrad dances (Reel & Single Jig). The focus of this class will be on learning the basic technique in hard shoe work, by learning several Reel steps, the Treble Jig & the Traditional Set dance – St. Patrick’s Day.

Music recognition for these dances will be included.

Choreographed dances will be taught depending on progress and/or number of dancers.

Please Note: Once finished learning all the Bunghrad soft shoe dances (Reel, Slip Jig, Light Jig & Single Jig), this class needs to be combined with the “Ullmhuchan – Soft Shoes”.

ULLMHÚCHÁN ADVANCED HARD SHOES

(all ages)

The dancers will be taught the technique of foot placement, posture & level appropriate steps/movements. This class is the follow-up of the Ullmhuchan – Beginner Hard Shoes and enrolment in this class will be possible once finished learning the Treble Jig. The focus of this class will be on learning the technique in hard shoe work, by learning several advanced Reel steps, the Hornpipe, the Traditional Set dance – The Blackbird & a Contemporary Set dance (e.g. The Sprig & Miss Brown’s Fancy).

Music recognition for these dances will be included.

Choreographed dances will be taught depending on progress and/or number of dancers.

Please Note: This class needs to be combined with the “Ullmhuchan – Soft Shoes”.

ULLMHÚCHÁN SOFT SHOES

(all ages)

The dancers will be taught the technique of foot placement, posture & level appropriate steps/movements. This class is the follow-up of the Bunghrad Advanced class and enrolment in this class will be possible once finished learning the 4 Bunghrad dances (Reel, Slip Jig, Light Jig & Single Jig).

The focus of this class will be on repeating the Bunghrad dances and learning the following Ullmhuchan Soft Shoe dances: Reel, Slip Jig & Single Jig & Céilí dances (e.g. Four-Hand Reel, Fairy Reel & Harvest Time Jig).

Choreographed dances will be taught depending on progress and/or number of dancers.

Music recognition for these dances will be included.

Please Note: Once finished learning all the Bunghrad soft shoe dances (Reel, Slip Jig, Light Jig & Single Jig), this class needs to be combined with the “Ullmhuchan – Beginner Hard Shoes and/or Ullmhuchan – Advanced Hard Shoes”.

MEANGHRÁD SOFT & HARD SHOES

(all ages)

The dancers will be taught the technique of foot placement, posture & level appropriate steps/movements. This class is the follow-up of all the Ullmhuchan Classes and enrolment in this class will be possible once finished learning the 3 Ullmhuchan Soft shoe dances (Reel, Slip Jig & Single Jig) and the 2 Ullmhuchan Hard shoe dances (Treble Jig & Hornpipe).

The focus of this class will be on repeating the Ullmhuchan Soft & Hard Shoe dances, the Traditional Set dances – St. Patrick’s Day & The Blackbird and learning the following Meanghrad dances: Reel, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig & Hornpipe, Céilí dances (e.g. Four-Hand Reel, Humours of Bandon & Moriss Reel), the Traditional Set dances Job of Journeywork & White Blanket and Contemporary Set dances (e.g. Hurling Boys & The Hunt).

Choreographed dances will be taught depending on progress and/or number of dancers. Music recognition for these dances will be included.

ARDGHRÁD SOFT & HARD SHOES

(all ages)

The dancers will be taught the technique of foot placement, posture & level appropriate steps/movements. This class is the follow-up of Meanghrad Class and enrolment in this class will be possible once finished learning the 3 Meanghrad Soft shoe dances (Reel, Slip Jig & Single Jig) and the 2 Meanghrad Hard shoe dances (Treble Jig & Hornpipe).

The focus of this class will be on repeating the Meanghrad Soft & Hard Shoe dances, the Traditional Set dances – Job of Journeywork & White Blanket and learning the following Ardghrad dances: Reel, Slip Jig, Single Jig, Treble Jig & Hornpipe, Céilí dances (e.g. Trip to the Cottage, Gates of Derry & St. Patrick’s Day), the Traditional Set dances Garden of Daisies & Humours of Bandon and Contemporary Set dances (e.g. Blue Eyed Rascal & Madame Bonaparte).

Choreographed dances will be taught depending on progress and/or number of dancers. Music recognition for these dances will be included.

PERFORMANCE TROUPE

(all ages & levels)

“Voyage of Irish Dance” is regularly asked to do performances for certain functions, festivals & community events.

The performance troupe offers: lots of fun, social times, team building, self-confidence, personal development, peer support & achievement.

The use of costumes for the performance troupe is free & these costumes will stay in ownership of “Voyage of Irish Dance”.

The Performance Troupe includes Solo/Team/Céilí dances.

Please note: Sometimes extra lessons will be scheduled if necessary. Advance notice will be given.

EXAM / COMPETITION CLASS

(all ages & levels)

For the more dedicated dancers this class will give them the opportunity to prepare themselves for their Grade Exams and/or Competitions.

If you are planning to participate in either Grade Exams and/or Competitions this year, enrolment in this class is necessary.

ONLINE TUITION

(from age 13 & over)

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.

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.

Contact us for availability, options and more detailed information.