Classes and Schedule


Beginner Classes

Age: 4 years and Up

Light Shoes Classes: 
Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays 4:00-4:45 pm

Hard Shoe  Classes:                                                             Classes: Tuesdays  4:45-5:30 pm

This class is for dancers ages 4+. Students will learn the fundamentals of Traditional Irish Dancing and establish familiarity with the music, foot placement, body alignment, and basic steps of Irish Dance. 
New dancers can start at anytime.

Group 1

Age: 5 years and Up
Classes: Wednesdays    4:45-5:45 pm
               Thursdays        3:30-4:30 pm

Students will continue with the fundamentals of Traditional Irish Dancing and start learning full steps. Beginner Jigs and Reels will be taught and students will be able to compete at feiseanna once they are capable of dancing the steps to music. 

Group 2

Age: 5 years and Up
Classes: Mondays     4:30-5:30  pm
               Thursdays   4:30-5:30 pm

For students who are able to dance their Jig and Reel steps to music with minimal teacher assistance, or are asked to attend based on teacher discretion. Students will continue to build upon the fundamentals learned in Group 1, begin learning hardshoe dances, and become more comfortable dancing steps to music on a regular basis. The pace of the class will increase as more dances and new skills are being introduced. 

Group 3

For students who are competing in the Novice and Prizewinner level and will continue to train for feiseanna. Students will learn more advanced skills and progress their soft shoe and hard shoe dances with complex movements. This is a more fast-paced class that includes regular drills to improve technique with the newly acquired skills and steps. Class focuses on the four core dances preparing dancers to advance to championship level competition. At this level students should be training a minimum of two classes a week. 

Last Class

Class:  Tuesdays       5:30-8:30 pm
            Thursday       5:30-7:30 pm
            Saturday       12:00-3:00  pm

For students who are in the Preliminary Champ or Open Champ levels and will continue to compete and train at an advanced level. Having mastered the essential elements of Irish dance technique, students will be expected to learn quickly. At this level students will be training a minimum of three classes a week. 

Schedule and Sessions

Class Schedule

Group 2 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Beginner Light Shoes • 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Beginner Hard Shoes • 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Group 3 & Last Class • 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Beginner Light Shoes • 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Group 1 • 4:45 – 5:45 pm

Group 1 • 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Group 2 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Group 3 & Last Class • 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Last Class • 12:00 am – 3:00 pm

Session Dates

• New dancers are welcome at any time throughout the year.
• Beginner tuition is due monthly.
• Tuition payments for Group I – Last Class are divided
   into four sessions.
• All classes take place at the Dennehy Dance Studio.

Session I:
September 1, 2022–November 30, 2022
No class on Labor Day (September 5)

Session II:
December 1, 2022–February 28, 2023

Session III:
March 1, 2023–May 31, 2023

Session IV:
June 1–30, 2023 and August 1–31, 2023 (Beginner – Group 2)
June 1, 2022–August 31, 2022 (Group 3 and Last Class only and will be offered once a week in July)