CHILDRENS CLASSES

1) MOVEMENT TO MUSIC AND FUN DANCE CLASSES – ages 3-8 Years
This class is to encourage young children to get involved with the different rhythms of dance – waltz, samba, chachacha, tango etc etc in a fun environment. The children learn little routines danced solo to music, and also lots of party dances such as the Birdy Song, Ketchup Song, Hokey Cokey etc etc etc. Thy are encouraged to bring a teddy bear to class as we have a teddy bear dance and parents are allowed to stay and watch the fun! The IDTA Rosette Syllabus is a great introduction for young children to dance exams, they collect different coloured rosettes for each dance type they complete. Fancy dress parties at Halloween, Easter Egg Hunts, and Christmas Parties are all part of the fun!

2) BEGINNERS / INTERMEDIATE CHILDREN AGED 9 YEARS TO 18
Whatever age you are, you can join these classes. Children learn Ballroom and Latin American Dances, as well as Sequence and Hiphop, and the emphasis is on fun and teamwork, not competition. They will learn Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, ChaChaCha, Jive, Rumba and Samba as well as many other dances. They take part in the annual Class Trophy Day and make up their own showdances. They also take IDTA Medals, if they wish. The broad age group in this class works really well as the younger children learn from the older ones, and many of the pupils go on to the competitive class as well.

3) COMPETITIVE CLASS CHILDREN AGED 7 TO 18
For those of you interested in the glitz and glamour of ballroom dancing, this class is for you ! Children train for competitions held every six to eight weeks culminating with the All Ireland Format Championships in June. The current Juvenile All Ireland Sequence and Ballroom Champions are from the school. Classes are more intensive and private lessons can be arranged but the ethos of the school is still the same – you must above all, have fun and enjoy your dancing, if you win, it’s a bonus!

ADULT CLASSES

Adults of all ages can join one of the 8 week courses we have on offer.

1) BEGINNERS
Come along and learn the basics of slow waltz, tango, rock n roll and salsa.
No partner necessary.

2) INTERMEDIATE
If you have danced before or completed a beginners course then you can further your dance knowledge with this class. We teach argentine tango, quickstep, saunter as well as more figures in waltz tango etc.

3) ADVANCED
If dance has really become your hobby, this class is for you. We do many different types of dance, including foxtrot, cha cha cha, jive and mambo. The sky’s the limit !

4) WEDDING DANCE
If you have a special song, Yvonne can choreograph it for you so you won’t just shuffle around the floor on your wedding day. Private lessons are good to give you the confidence, and group lessons can also be arranged for your best man, bridesmaids, and the whole wedding party if you wish!