Irish Dance For Kids
(Age 6 to 12 years)

 About Our Kids Program

  • Our Intro to Irish dance class is perfect for kids ages 6 to 12 years who are new to Irish dance.
  • Our dancers take part in our Crossroads Journey traveling through he 4 provinces of Ireland with our Crossroad Passbook program.
  • Through each province they are introduced to new skill sets, steps, music, Gaelic speaking, learning culture and about their Ireland province.
  • We feel this structure gives a well-rounded Irish dance education of all things Irish including dance, music and culture. 
 What Will My Dancer Learn?
  • Our Intro Class for kids focuses on teaching the building blocks of Irish dance. 
  • This class is the 1st step in their Crossroads Journey in the Ireland province of Connacht.
  • Your child will learn the essential basics of Irish dance including foot placement, balance, coordination, leg/foot 
    strength, toe height and posture. 
  • Your dancer will be introduced to counting and speak Gaelic phrases and developing musicality in timing, rhythm and practicing to at traditional Irish tune called Reel. 
  • Graduation Day: Dancers receive medal and certificate their last class as their graduate to the next level in the Journey. We do a parent open house that day so families can be a part of this great accomplishment. 
 Community Performance Opportunities
  • All dancers in the school have the opportunity to participate in various community performances throughout the year. 
  • This is excellent opportunity for dancers to apply what they have learned in class, dress in costume, enjoy the festivities AND build team comradery with other dancers in the school.  
 Spring Showcase 

  • At the end of the dance year we produce a Spring Showcase, which is wonderful, high energy event that concludes our dance year. 
  • Dancers are given the opportunity to showcase all they have learned to their family and friends. 
  • Each year we perform a musical production as part of Act 2 of our show. Dancers have the opportunity to not only display their Irish dance skills, but also play a character and do a little acting. 
  • Some of our past productions have included: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. 
 Irish Dance Competitions
  • As members of the World Irish Dance Association (WIDA), dancers have the opportunity to participate in Irish dance competitions or Feis. 
  • This is completely optional and dancers can start at anytime in their dance journey. 
  • Some dancers thorough enjoy the competitive nature of dance and this gives them a great forum to apply skills and steps they have learned in class in front of an adjudicator.  It is also an opportunity to meet other Irish dancers from all over the U.S and even the world. 
  • Learn more about Competitions in Irish Dance HERE

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