Tampere - Class descriptions
- Competitive dancers & dancers doing Grade Exams: It is highly recommended that competitive dancers attend classes at all levels in which they have dances in. Dancers are required to attend weekly classes regularly, as well as TCRG workshops organized by the dance school, in order to obtain a competition permit.
- Non-competitive dancers are welcome for classes at all levels, and their transition from one level to another is guided by the development of the technique required in Irish dancing as well as the learning the choreographies in the right way.
Competing in our dance school is completely voluntary.
In the beginners classes, we start from learning the basics of Irish dance and the correct dance position.
No previous experience is required, anyone interested in Irish dancing is welcome.
During the semester, students practice dancing with soft shoes and gradually also start to dance hard shoes.
In addition to the steps, the focus is also on one important part for the dancers, fitness.
The class is suitable for dancers who know some of the Beginner dances and have danced at least one year.
We’ll go through basic technique, learn Beginner dances, and with those who have danced longer, we’ll start learning primary dances.
Primary / Intermediate
The class is suitable for dancers who have danced for several years, have strong basic technique, and who know some of the more challenging dances from Primary level.
In these classes, we practise dances for competitions and grade exams, as well as technique.
Children (6-11 years)
In the children’s classes, we practise Irish dance in a fun and relaxed way.
The classes include learning basic technique, practising steps, and relaxing/stretching at the end of the class, as well as learning together.
Teaching is focused on supporting and encouraging children’s learning.
Céilí classes are suitable for all dancers who know the basic steps of Irish dance.
In these classes, we practice Irish group dances of 4-8 people, such as 4-hand reel.
Technique / Body conditioning
In technique and body conditioning classes, we focus on short series of steps with soft and hard shoes.
The lessons are suitable for anyone who already has some experience of Irish dance.
The lessons are designed so that every dancer, regardless of level, receives support for their own learning.
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If necessary, registration can be postponed to another class with the consent of your own teacher.
Please note that our teaching is constantly progressing. If you start in the middle of the season, it is recommended that you contact us before enrolling.