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
Rince na N’Og Dancers age 3-5.
Beginner Dancers age 6+ who have never taken Irish dancing lessons.  Dancers will learn their reel and their light jig.
Primary Dancers who have been dancing for 1 year or mastered their beginner reel and jig.  Dancers will learn their single jig and slip jig.
Primary 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 competing at the novice level in their reel and slip jig.
Novice Hard Shoe Dancers who are competing at the novice level in their treble jig and hornpipe.  Slow speed material will be introduced.
Prizewinner Soft Shoe Dancers who are 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.
Adult Solo Dancers age 16+ who are working on solo steps in all dances
 
Supplemental Classes
Traditional Sets Required class for dancers dancing a traditional set at the 2016 Oireachtas
Non-Traditional Sets Dancers will work on non-traditional set dance for competition.
Majors Age group Ceili Required class for dancers dancing on a team at the 2016 Oireachtas
Company Required class for any dancer who has completed the Primary Hard Shoe class and is interested in performing throughout the year.  Focus is on performance pieces and not on learning steps taught in regular class.
Beginning Ceili Ceili and figure dancing for dancers age 7+ who have been dancing for more than 1 year.

 

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