Our beginner Irish dance class consists of a 45 minute lesson in which students learn the basics of Irish dance. The basics consist of the “Side-Step” and the “ones two threes” danced in reel time. After learning “the basics” students can perform any Ceili (Gaelic for Group Dance) with fellow students. When the basics have been mastered, the students will be trained to dance the beginner reel and beginner jig. Students will also be taught proper stretching, posture, and exercise routines. During the year new students will receive a workbook with information about beginner steps and exercises.
It is very important that students attend all classes their first year since Irish dancing is like building a house – if there is not a strong foundation, a weak house will be built.