How old does my child have to be to start Irish dancing?

Irish dancing is an art form for all ages! In our experience, children do best once they have attended school. Some younger children may be ready if they have an older sibling who dances.

What does my child need to bring and wear to class?

Your dancer should bring a water bottle, light snack, notebook, and pen. Your dancer needs to wear shorts, socks, and a t-shirt to dance class. Long hair must be in a ponytail or headband.

Cell phones and iPads are not permitted during class time.

When do we need to buy soft shoes?

For the first few months, your dancer may wear socks or ballet slippers until he or she has a sense of the basic movements. Speak with Miss Daryl after class regarding where to buy the shoes.

Are there performance opportunities?

When your dancer first learns her steps, our school will have many optional ways to showcase  his or her progress with the team  through school, parish, and community shows. When your dancer becomes more advanced and confident in his or her skill as an Irish dancer, there will be the opportunity to compete in a feis.

What is a feis?

A feis (pronounced “fesh”) is the Irish word for competition, specifically Irish dancing competition. A feis is a day of Irish dancing for all ages and levels, Irish music, fun, and family. a feis provides your dancer with the opportunity to dance their steps with other children their age, make new friends, and learn to enjoy performing in front of a group.

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