Advanced Beginners and Primary

During Advanced Beginners’ classes we will learn and dance beginner dances and start learning Primary dances. You can join these classes if you know at least some of the beginner soft shoe dances. With Primary-level dancers we will practise Primary dances and start learning Intermediate dances. Primary classes are suitable for dancers who have danced a few years and are able to learn more challenging primary dance steps.

Intermediate

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.

Soft shoe class

This soft shoe class is open to anyone who knows the basics of soft shoes (skip, sidestep, point etc). After the warm up we’ll practise during the classes all kind of soft shoe related things (basics and advanced), but not specifically inSpiral soft shoe dances. We’ll practise moving together and in groups in different formations, like in figure-dances. Sometimes we might do ceili dances or parts of them, too. Stamina and/or fitness workout are also a part of these classes. At the end of the class there will be brief stretching.

NB! During the classes we will not practise any complete choreography, so it is totally ok if you need to miss a class sometimes. You can compensate your missed out classes on any other weekly class.

Hard shoe class

This hard shoe class is open to anyone who knows the basics of hard shoes (treble/ shuffle down, treble/ shuffle hop back, tip down etc). After the warm up we’ll practise during the classes all kind of hard shoe related things (basics and advanced), but not specifically inSpiral hard shoe dances. We’ll practise separate steps and steps in combinations, together and alone, and moving together and in groups in different formations. Stamina and/or fitness workout are also a part of these classes. At the end of the class there will be brief stretching.

NB! During the classes we will not practise any complete choreography, so it is totally ok if you need to miss a class sometimes. You can compensate your missed out classes on any other weekly class.

New Beginners

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.

In the autumn 2020 the New Beginners course will be organized by our local co-operation partner Dragún Irish Dancers ry.