Turku - Class descriptions
Class names correspond to competition levels.
The following guidelines can be used to help find the right class(es), but don’t hesitate to ask guidance from your teacher if needed.
- 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.
Beginner courses are suitable for anyone who wants to learn Irish dancing or refresh and strengthen their skills at a slower pace.
You can choose any individual course or even all four according to your needs and interests. The length of each course is 3 x 60 min.
Wear comfortable clothes for you, you can dance with e.g. indoor shoes, dance sneakers or socks, you don’t need to get actual Irish dance shoes.
Beginner course 1: basic steps + beginner reel (soft shoe class)
Beginner course 2: basic steps + beginner light jig (soft shoe class)
Beginner course 3: basic steps + beginner single jig (soft shoe class)
Beginner course 4: basic steps + beginner heavy jig (hard shoe class, you can also dance with soft shoes)
Irish fitness & step practice: Advanced Beginner / Primary - towards Intermediate
In these classes, we learn and practice dances of the Beginner and Primary levels and start learning dances of the Primary and Intermediate levels. The class consists of a short initial warm-up and final stretching, learning and reviewing steps and dances, as well as stamina and muscle fitness training.
You can come to these classes if you know at least Beginner soft shoe dances.
The Primary level is suitable for dancers who have been dancing for a few years and are able to master the more demanding steps of the Primary level.
Irish fitness & technique
The class consists of a short initial warm-up and final stretching, learning and reviewing steps and dances, as well as stamina and muscle fitness training.
In the technique part, we will practice with both soft shoes and hard shoes.
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.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration!
In this course, we prepare for St. Patrick’s Day celebration!
We will practice different steps, choreographies, céilís etc. to dance together at the party.
The course ends on Friday 17 March 2023 with a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with those who wish, e.g. among us in a dance studio or in some (Irish) pub, however we decide. You can participate in the course, even if you don’t want to participate in the celebration yourself.
This course alternates with the Intermediate class, so the exact weeks will be confirmed later.
The course starts in week 38.
We will organize competition training sessions for those interested in competing.
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We are very happy to help with class selections!
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.