This class is suitable for anyone from age 12 up who has never tried Irish dance before, no need for previous knowledge on the subject. During the classes we will learn the basic steps and technique and dance beginner level dances. You can also join these classes if you have only just started Irish dance or wish to practise steps and advance at a slower pace.
For the classes you need to wear some suitable clothing for exercising, you can dance with your socks on or barefeet, there is no need for purchasing Irish soft shoes for beginner classes. It’s also good to have a water bottle with you during the classes.
Advanced Beginners and Primary
During Advanced Beginners’ classes we will learn and dance beginner dances. You can join these classes if you know at least some of the beginner soft shoe dances. Primary classes are suitable for dancers who have danced a few years and are able to learn more challenging primary dance steps.
The class consists of warm up, technique practice and practising both soft and hard shoe steps, with special focus on the tricky parts of each dance. In addition there will be dance through of the dances as a whole.
Feis- & Grades prep
In this 6-week course we’ll prepare for the feis and grade exams in Turku by drilling parts of the steps and dancing through all the dances needed and checking some feis- & grade exam conventions. You can join the class even if you don’t intend to take part in the Turku feis, but the main focus during the classes will be on the ones aiming for the feis and grades. NB! prep class is an individual course and cannot be used as a class to compensate for absence from weekly classes.