This course includes 5 lessons taught by Jason Donnelly, BA (Hons) Trinity College, Professional Dancer, extensive touring experience, 15 years teaching experience and can be used as a discrete lesson pack or part of a blended learning approach. Courses are interactive and engaging with a combination of follow along practical videos, workbook and answers.
Welcome to the beginner’s course for Irish dancing. In this course we will learn some of the basics in Irish dancing – both light and heavy dancing. Studies show that dance classes can improve a child’s academic performance as well as many essential life skills. Irish dancing is a great way to keep fit, develop coordination, gain confidence and promote physical and mental health – so important in the current climate. In this course we will also introduce students to aspects of culture, history and music and encourage creativity. Some of the topics we will cover include:
Introduction to Irish Dancing
- Brief History of Irish Dance, Costumes and Music
- The Modern Irish Dance Show
- The Beginner’s Reel
- Traditional Set Dance – St. Patrick’s Day
- Irish Dance Technique
So join us from some classes to follow along and let’s have some fun! It is expected that parents OR teachers (if completed in school) accept full responsibility to ensure the safety of their child while following Irish Dance activities.
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