School of Irish Dance
June 2020 Update
We finished out classes this spring online, and are wrapping up a successful mini June session on zoom that brought dancers from different levels and dancers from near and far together to polish their skills and get a workout. Although it was nothing like we imagined, and the performances we had worked so hard for were cancelled, everyone has been so flexible during this time.
Going forward, we will keep dancing and adapting! I am closely watching the recommendations from the state and CDC, as well as communicating with the studios where we dance, and we will proceed with caution. I am working on an updated fall schedule, which will likely be hybrid online/in person, depending on the guidelines. Certainly there will be changes this fall in order to follow safety protocols for any in-person dancing.
This winter before we went online, I had been making plans to significantly expand class offerings this fall. Many dancers are interested in sean-nós dance, and I’d also like to offer more levels including contemporary step dance technique for advanced dancers. I’ve also really enjoyed the special topics classes this June. These ideas are all in the works! Please write with your interest and we’ll launch a great fall.
I welcome your input! Please be in touch.
Irish dancing classes in
Arlington & Somerville, MA
We offer instruction in traditional non-competitive Irish step dance and in sean-nós (old style) dance for children and adults, celebrating the social setting and musical traditions of the art.
This unique Irish dance program nurtures joyful, expressive dancing. It challenges students to increase their strength and coordination, supported in a fun community of dancers.
The focus at all levels is on developing fluidity and musicality, beginning with a strong foundation of proper alignment, technique, and care for the dancing body. This program develops the whole dancer, from technique, through musicality and dialogue, through participation in Irish dance cultural and historical traditions.
June 1 – 29