2022/23 Irish Dance Classes
August 29, 2022 - May 13, 2023

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Twinkle Babies

3-year-olds

Fridays, 9:00 - 9:45am

     Fall Session: Sept. 23-Oct. 28

     Winter Session: Jan. 20-Feb. 24

     Spring Session: Mar. 30-May 5

Movement & Music

Six-week sessions in the fall & winter

(no recital).

Songs, movement, stories, and games for 3-year-olds. Twinkle Babies practice their class rules: Look at the teacher. Listen to the teacher. And love each other. Though Twinkle Babies are not in the end-of-year show, they WILL have a special class show at the end of each session--complete with a cute tutu!

$75 per 6-wk session.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE

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Intro Irish: 6 & 7 yos.

Wednesdays, 12-1pm (homeschool)

   or...

Tuesdays, 4-5pm (after school)

This class is for...​

1) Twinkle Star graduates who want to try Irish dance, or 2) Young ladies who are brand-new to Irish Dance, but can't wait to try!

Basic Irish dance positions, steps, and games will provide a solid foundation in Irish Dance. Classes are fun and lively sessions that meet once a week for one hour.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Young Beginner Irish
6 & 7 year-olds

Mondays, 10:00-11:00am

   or...

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm

This class is for dancers who have graduated from the Intro Irish class. "Beginner" is the first official grade as established by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG) in Dublin, Ireland, but these dancers are often in their second year of Irish Dance.  Ghillies are required footwear for Beginners. 

 

See complete level description HERE.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Intermediate Irish 2
 

Mon. & Wed., 11:00am-12:00pm

   or...

Tues. & Thurs., 6:00-7:00pm

See level description HERE.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Prizewinner Irish

Tuesdays & Thursdays,

7:00-8:30pm

See level description HERE.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Intro Irish for Older Folk

Second Semester ONLY

(choose one or both sessions)

Thursdays, 8:30-9:30pm

Winter Session: Jan.12-Mar. 2, 2023 

Spring Session: Mar23-May 11, 2023

This 8-week class is intended for the older beginners (age 18 and up) as well as adults who have a background in Irish dance but are, well, shall we say, "rusty".

 

No recital participation (whew!)

Class fee =  $80

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Twinkle Toes

4-year-olds

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30am

   or...

Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm

Irish Dance & Ballet Combo

One hour weekly throughout the regular dance season. Twinkle Toes dancers will be in a special, end-of-year show!

The Twinkle program combines dance, singing, and games to help dancers internalize a "steady beat," and respond appropriately to the music. As they get older, that music will burst out in beautiful dance! Basic ballet & Irish dance positions, steps, and vocabulary are introduced in fun ways. And each week will include a guest performance.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE

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Intro Irish: 8 & 9 yos.

Wednesdays, 1-2pm (homeschool)

  or...

Tuesdays, 5-6pm (after school)

This class is for young ladies who are brand-new to Irish Dance, but can't wait to try!

Basic Irish dance positions, steps, and games will provide a solid foundation in Irish Dance. Classes are fun and lively sessions that meet once a week for one hour.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Older Beginner Irish
8+ year-olds

Thursday, 2:30-3:30pm

   or...

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM

This class is for dancers who have graduated from the Intro Irish class. "Beginner" is the first official grade as established by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG) in Dublin, Ireland, but these dancers are often in their second year of Irish Dance. Ghillies are required footwear for Beginners. 

See complete level description HERE.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Novice Irish 1
 

Tuesdays AND Thursdays

3:45-4:45pm

See level description HERE.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Championship Irish

Mondays AND Fridays

4:45-6:00pm

See level description HERE.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Twinkle Stars

5-year-olds

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am

   or...

Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm

Irish Dance & Ballet Combo

One hour weekly throughout the regular dance season. Twinkle Stars dancers will be in a special, end-of-year show!

The Twinkle program combines dance, singing, and games to help dancers internalize a "steady beat," and respond appropriately to the music. As they get older, that music will burst out in beautiful dance! Basic ballet & Irish dance positions, steps, and vocabulary are introduced in fun ways. And each week will include a guest performance.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE

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Intro Irish: 10+

Thursdays, 11-12pm (homeschool)

  or...

Tuesdays, 5-6pm (after school)

This class is for young ladies who are brand-new to Irish Dance, but can't wait to try!

Basic Irish dance positions, steps, and games will provide a solid foundation in Irish Dance. Classes are fun and lively sessions that meet once a week for one hour.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Intermediate Irish 1
 

Tues. & Fri., 2:30-3:30pm

   or...

Mon. & Fri., 3:45-4:45pm

This is the level at which dancers get to begin to dance in HARD SHOES! These second or third-year dancers will work on Adv. Beginner treble reels, hornpipes, and treble jigs in hard shoes. Intermediate dancers must demonstrate good technique and timing as they drill their hard shoe steps.​

See complete level description HERE.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Novice Irish 2

Tuesdays AND Thursdays

4:45-6:00pm 

See level description HERE.

Tuition & Fees explained HERE.

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Conditioning for Advanced Dancers

Tuesdays, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Three sessions to choose from

(sign up for one or all of them):

FALL: Sept.27-Nov. 15, 2022 

WINTER: Jan. 10-Feb. 28, 2023

SPRING: Mar. 21-May 9, 2023

These 8-week sessions are intended as a supplement to our advanced dancers’ weekly training. Each session will include stretching and strengthening exercises that are beneficial in growing dancers’ technique but which may not be included in weekly ballet and Irish classes. We will focus on body-weight strength training, simple cardio, and pilates that target muscle groups in ways that will further dance technique. Of course, this is an optional class, but we highly recommend giving it a try! 

Dancers are eligible if they have been placed in: Ballet Grade 4, Advanced Ballet, Irish Novice 2, Prizewinner, or Champs.

Class fee = $60 (per session)