Beginners
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To start Irish Dancing Lessons, the child should be at least 5 years old, or be able to stay in the classroom without Mom or Dad, and be able to follow basic dance instruction. 

We also welcome beginners right up through the teen-age years, whether you have received other types of dance instruction or not. 

Each class is 45 minutes long and begins with stretching excersises. 

Dancers wear the school uniform to classes (school logo shorts and shirts) as well as "poodle socks" and appropriate dance shoes.  Traditional Irish "Ghillies" are available second-hand at the studio and a vendor, Sean Hastings,  comes approximately once per month with new shoes for sale.  Sean also carries poodle socks.  Dancers do not start with "hard shoes" right away. 

Boys do not wear poodle socks and ghillies.  Regular socks are fine.  Boys wear regular jazz shoes in the beginner levels.

Please check the web-site for more information on shoes.   Information on the school uniforms will also be on the web-site.

Girls should have their hair tied in a pony tail if long enough and pulled away from the face at all times. 

Each dancer should bring a water bottle. 

Parents do not enter the dance area of the studio with the dancer.  No street shoes are allowed on the dance floor.  Feel free to use the waiting area or leave and come back for your child.

All class information including performances and cancellations are posted on the web-site.

Tuition is due two times per year, September 1st and February 1st.
Any payment not received by the 15th will have late charge.
Missed classes. including holidays, may be "made up".  

The schedule for beginner classes is :
*** This is the schedule for 2013  - 2014***
Auburn:
Mondays 3:45-4:30, 
Wednesdays  TBA
Thursday 4:15-5:00. 

Hopedale:
Tuesday afternoon @ 5:00 - 5:45


Please print and complete the registration form and forward it to Clare with your registration fee of $30 to secure your spot. 

For further information, e-mail Clare.