BEGINNER

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BEGINNERS ARE CHILDREN NEW TO IRISH DANCING WHO ARE AT LEAST 4 YEARS OLD BY AUGUST 1.

Learning Irish dancing is a progression.
Beginners start by learning the basics of Irish dancing – posture, foot placement, timing, “threes” and “sevens”. With this solid foundation, each year adds intricacies in footwork, rhythms and figure dancing.
Practice and class attendance play important roles in this progression.

Beginner Classes

Days/Times: Sat @ 9:30-10:15am OR

                       Tues @ 4:45-5:30pm

Cost: $150/10-week session (4 sessions per year) plus $50 annual registration fee per family. 

Sibling discounts are available.

 

Start dates: August 23

REGISTER FOR BEGINNER CLASSES HERE!

Attend an Open House!

Visit our studio, meet our teachers, watch some of our advanced dancers, and have all your questions about Irish dancing answered.

Saturday, August 6 @ 9:30-11:30am

or 

Saturday, August 20 @ 9:30-11:30am

Sign up required: McClanahan Open House

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DANCE SHOE INFO

  • Beginner dancers are required to wear a McClanahan School t-shirt, soft shoes and poodle socks to class.

  • Used shoes in various sizes are available at the studio.

  • New shoes must be ordered online  ~ $50.​​

COSTUME INFO

  • Beginner costumes consist of a skirt, leotard, and  green hair bow.

  • Cost ~ $50 annual rental fee.

  • Costumes are ordered in January/February.

  • Costumes are worn for performances and competitions only.