Class Descriptions

Below please find a list of all class descriptions.  If your dancer does not compete, we will place him/her in the appropriate class based on their progression.  Please let your teacher know if you have any questions about appropriate classes for your dancer.  Final class placement will be determined by the teaching staff.

 Please note: dancers may be asked to remain at the same level for more than 1 year.

Core Classes
Preschool Dancers age 2-4.
Beginner Dancers age 5+ who have never taken Irish dancing lessons.  Dancers will learn their reel and their light jig.
Advanced Beginner Dancers who have been dancing for 1 year or mastered their beginner reel and jig.  Dancers will learn their single jig and slip jig.
Beginner Hard Shoe Dancers beginning hard shoe for the first time.  Dancers will learn their traditional hornpipe and treble jig.
Novice Soft Shoe Dancers who are starting their 3rd year of dancing and competing at the novice level in their reel and slip jig.
Novice Hard Shoe Dancers who will soon compete at the novice level in their treble jig and hornpipe.  Slow speed material will be introduced.
Prizewinner Soft Shoe Dancers who are usually starting their 4th year of dancing and competing at the prizewinner level in their reel and slip jig.
Prizewinner Hard Shoe Dancers who are competing at the prizewinner level in their treble jig and hornpipe.
PC/OC Dancers who are competing at the preliminary or open championship level.
Teen/Adult Dancers age 13+ who are working on all aspects of Irish dance.
 

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