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Kid's Irish Dance Classes - About This Photograph: Our Kid's Irish dancing class students performed for the residents of the Sagebrook Senior Home in Ballard as part of Seattle's Saint Paddy's Day Festivities. Students from each of our non-competitive Irish dance classes for kids, volunteer to perform at one or more local events each year. Whereas most dance schools require participation a big, lavish annual recital, we do not. Besides being needlessly expensive and stressful for parents and kids, a three-minute stage performance cannot possibly showcase all the students have learned. Our confidence building and community serving dance performances are free, fun and just as exciting for parents!
Kid's Irish Dancing Class
A fun, energetic introduction to the basic steps in Reels and Jigs.
This traditional Irish dance form will include both solo and ceili dances.
Kid's Irish Dance Class Notes
Attire: Black shorts, white T-shirt, White Irish socks and Black Ghillies for girls,
Attire available at Centerstage Capezio, 5261 University NE. (527-4697) or your local department store.
Black Jazz shoes for boys. Available at Galway Traders, 7518 15th NW 206-784-9343 Website
Ghillies available at Centerstage Capezio or check our shoe swap box.
If students have Ballet slippers, they may be worn instead of the Ghillies.
However if you need to purchase foot wear, it is recommended that you buy the Ghillies.
Kid's Irish Dance Classes: What To Look For
- Look for non-competitive Kid's Irish dancing classes where everyone is friendly and your child will always have fun and feel welcome.
- Look for a kid's Irish dance class where the teacher understands that the pace of the class has to be good for your child.
- Look for a Irish dance studio with specially designed 'sprung' wood floors that 'give' to protect their feet and ankles. Avoid studios with regular wood floors and heaven to bid, run away from dance studios with concrete floors.
- Look for accommodating dance school policies like a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like your class for any reason. Look for clean, bright sunlit studios.
- Most importantly look for a school that has expert dance teachers who know how to give your child personalized attention so they will progress faster.
We wrote a quick read guide: 10 Top Questions to Ask A Dance School-Before You Give Them Your Money. It's FREE here.
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Meet Your Irish Dance Teachers
Janelle has been to the World Irish Step Competition an amazing 4 times. She qualified for and competed in years 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004. In 2000, she finished 4th in the world, for solo competition and in 2004, she finished 3rd for Teams representing the Western Region States.
"Janelle is a wonderful instructor and caters to all of the experience levels in the class. She makes you feel at ease and that Irish dance is meant to be enjoyable. I had so much fun." Jennifer M.
Jessica was just accepted into the prestigious Riverdance Summer Training Program July 18-23, in Dublin, Ireland.
I am definitely a fan!
My daughter has taken pre-Irish, and now Irish dance, and a creative dance class for a birthday party where we rented a studio at ADI for a couple of hours. In all cases, I was impressed with the instructors... and they are great with the kids. The office is very helpful and responsive as well. The prices are reasonable.
From my experience with the classes we've taken, they focus on teaching the dance and not doing showy performances with fancy costumes (where your child is on stage for 3 minutes). My daughter is enjoying dance and learning a lot. I'm definitely a fan.