Try Irish dance!

At Rising Tide, we have something for everyone. With two dance programmes, Children’s & Competitive and Adults, we have Irish dance classes for all ages and abilities.

Review the class descriptions below to find the one for you. New students are welcome at any time, capacity permitted.

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Children's & Competitive Programme

BEGINNER

A fun and energetic introduction to Irish dance for children 4 and up. Dancers will learn the basics of technique, musicality and skills of Irish dance in a dynamic and engaging classroom. Using the technique and skills learned, dancers will also practice introductory steps for soft shoe dances which include reel, light jig, single jig and slip jig.

Schedule
September – June:
Saturdays, 1:45-2:45 pm, Halifax Dance

July – August (last class August 2):
Mondays, 6:15-7:15 pm, Halifax Dance (combined with advanced beginner)

ADVANCED BEGINNER

A fun and energetic introduction to Irish dance for children who have already taken some Irish dancing. Dancers will build on the basics of technique, musicality and skills of Irish dance learned in the Beginner level in a dynamic and engaging classroom. Using the technique and skills learned, dancers
will also practice steps for the reel, light jig, single jig and slip jig. Dancers will also practice introductory steps in team dances as well as hard shoe dances. Perfect for dancers with 1+ years Irish dance experience who are keen to grow and develop as dancers.

Schedule
September – June:
Saturdays, 2:45-3:45pm, Halifax Dance

July – August:
Mondays, 6:15-7:45 pm, Halifax Dance (combined with beginner) and
Thursdays, 6:15-7:45 pm, Halifax Dance (combined with intermediate) (optional)

INTERMEDIATE

A class for competitive dancers in Novice and Open Prizewinner. Class is focused on perfecting Irish dance technique and developing advanced dance skills, as well as preparing for feiseanna. Dancers work closely with coaches to set realistic, but challenging goals to grow as dancers and achieve their full potential. In addition to solo dances, team dancing becomes an important aspect for dancers at this level.

Schedule
September – June:
Saturdays, 3:45-4:45 pm, Halifax Dance and
Thursdays, 6:15-7:15 pm, Maritime Dance Academy Bedford (June 21 and 28 this class runs out of Halifax Dance)

July – August:
Mondays, 6:15-7:45 pm, Halifax Dance and
Thursdays, 6:15-7:45 pm, Halifax Dance (combined with advanced beginner)

COMPETITIVE/CHAMPIONSHIP

A class for competitive dancers in Open Prizewinner, Preliminary and Open Championships. Class is focused on developing advanced dance skills and preparing for feiseanna (including local competitions, as well as regional, national and World Championships). Dancers work closely with coaches to set realistic, but challenging goals to grow as dancers and achieve their full potential. One class per week is reserved for Preliminary and Open Championship dancers only.

Schedule
September – June:
Saturdays, 4:45-6:15 pm, Halifax Dance and
Mondays, 8:00-9:30 pm, Halifax Dance and
Thursdays, 7:15-9:15 pm, Maritime Dance Academy Bedford (championsip only) (June 21 and 28 this class runs out of Halifax Dance)

July – August:
Mondays, 7:45-9:30 pm, Halifax Dance and
Thursdays, 7:45-9:15 pm, Halifax Dance

Adult Programme

ADULT BEGINNER

A high energy class for adults with minimal or no experience in Irish dance. This class focuses on fitness and fun. Dancers will learn the basics of technique, musicality & skills for Irish dance. Using the technique and skills learned, dancers will practice introductory soft shoe steps and ceili (team) dances.

Schedule
September – May:
Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 pm, Halifax Dance

June – August:
Tuesdays June 12 & 26 7:45-9:15 pm, Halifax Dance and Thursdays July 19, 26 and August 2, 7:45-9:15 pm, Halifax Dance (combined with advanced adult)

ADULT ADVANCED

The perfect class for experienced, non-competitive Irish dancers. This class is focused on practicing Irish dance skills and technique, learning and perfecting new skills and steps, performance numbers and ceili (team) dances.

Schedule
September – May:
Tuesdays, 7:45-9:15 pm, Halifax Dance

June – August:
Tuesdays June 12 & 26 7:45-9:15 pm, Halifax Dance and Thursdays July 19, 26 and August 2, 7:45-9:15 pm, Halifax Dance (combined with beginner adult)

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