With two core dance programmes, Children’s & Competitive and Adults, and tons of extra classes, we have Irish dance classes for all ages and abilities. New students are welcome at any time, capacity permitted.

Review the class descriptions below to find the one for you. Beginning in January 2020, Rising Tide is moving to its own space and a whole list of new classes and combos will be offered.

Class descriptions
Children’s & Competitive Programme
Adult Programme
Extra Classes

REGISTRATION NIGHT - SEPT. 3

Come to registration night on September 3 from 6-8 pm at Halifax Dance (1505 Barrington Street).

Brand new dancers who register that night for the Fall 2019 term will receive their first class FREE. All dancers who attend will be entered in a draw to win: September’s tuition FREE, a new school tshirt FREE or one pair of poodle socks FREE.

NEW DANCERS CAN TRY 3FOR2

New dancers in beginner classes (children or adults) can attend three classes for the price of two drop-ins!

3FOR2 lessons are to be pre-paid in full at or before their first class. After attending three classes, dancers wishing to join can switch to the term rate for the remaining classes of their first term or continue to pay drop-ins.

Children’s & Competitive Programme

Tots (2 and 3 year olds)

Beginner Irish dancer with hula hoop

A fun and energetic introduction to the very basics of Irish dance and the studio environment for toddlers ages two and three. Our preschool dancers explore movement and music while learning introductory Irish dance skills in a dynamic and engaging classroom. Dancers develop coordination, self-esteem, and social skills through music and dance. A parent or representative must stay in the building during classes and if necessary, be present in studio.

Feiseanna, exams and performances

Dancers in Tots are welcome to participate in local feiseanna (Irish dance competitions) towards the end of their first year in the Tir na Nog category.

Dancers in Tots are invited to perform in the end of year recital on June 14, 2020. Tots are also encouraged to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, 2020.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Class not offered this term

Winter 2020:
Saturdays, 9-9:30 am, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Saturdays, 9-9:30 am, Rising Tide’s studio (last class June 13)

Term fees

Fall 2019:
Class not offered this term

Winter 2020:
$120.75

Summer 2020:
$51.57

Class dress and equipment

Class dress code:

  • Poodle socks for girls (can be purchased through Rising Tide)
  • Dark socks for boys
  • Long hair all the way back in ponytail, bun or braid
  • Clothes appropriate and specific for exercise and recreation
    • OK: Tshirt or tank top with minimal design (ie. Rising Tide school shirts)
    • OK: Shorts, skorts or leggings that are made for exercise
      • Note: leggings must be very fitted, particularly at the knee
    • Not OK: Dresses, jeans, cargo shorts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, non-athletic clothing

Class equipment list:

  • Full water bottle
  • Irish dance soft shoes OR black, cloth dance slippers for girls (available from Twiggz)
  • Irish boys reel shoes OR black, cloth dance slippers for boys (available from Twiggz)
    • Shoes and socks should already be on before class time begins.

Beginner 1 (4-6)

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

Feiseanna, exams and performances

Dancers in Beginner 1 are encouraged to participate in local feiseanna (Irish dance competitions) towards the end of their first year.

Dancers in Beginner 1 are encouraged to perform at our holiday show on December 11, 2019 and expected to perform in the end of year recital on June 14, 2020. Beginner 1s are also encouraged to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, 2020. Other performance opportunities may be provided throughout the dance year.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Saturdays, 2-2:45 pm, Halifax Dance

Winter 2020:
Saturdays, 9:30-10:15 am, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Saturdays, 9:30-10:15 am, Rising Tide’s studio (until June 20)
Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (July 8-29)

Term fees

Fall 2019:
$168.19

Winter 2020:
$181.13

Summer 2020:
$159.56

Class dress and equipment

Class dress code:

  • Poodle socks for girls (can be purchased through Rising Tide)
  • Dark socks for boys
  • Long hair all the way back in ponytail, bun or braid
  • Clothes appropriate and specific for exercise and recreation
    • OK: Tshirt or tank top with minimal design (ie. Rising Tide school shirts)
    • OK: Shorts, skorts or leggings that are made for exercise
      • Note: leggings must be very fitted, particularly at the knee
    • Not OK: Dresses, jeans, cargo shorts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, non-athletic clothing

Class equipment list:

  • Full water bottle
  • Small notebook and pen/pencil
  • Irish dance soft shoes OR black, cloth dance slippers for girls (available from Twiggz)
  • Irish boys reel shoes OR black, cloth dance slippers for boys (available from Twiggz)
    • Shoes and socks should already be on before class time begins.

Beginner 2 (7+)

A fun and energetic introduction to Irish dance for children seven 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 may include reel, light jig, single jig and slip jig.

Feiseanna, exams and performances

Dancers in Beginner 2 are encouraged to participate in local feiseanna (Irish dance competitions) towards the end of their first year.

Dancers in Beginner 2 are encouraged to perform at our holiday show on December 11, 2019 and expected to perform in the end of year recital on June 14, 2020. Beginner 2s are also encouraged to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, 2020. Other performance opportunities may be provided throughout the dance year.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Class not offered this term. Dancers may enter Beginner 1 for this term.

Winter 2020:
Saturdays, 10:15-11:15 am, Rising Tide’s studio and/or
Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Saturdays, 10:15-11:15 am, Rising Tide’s studio (until June 20) and/or
Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (only option July 8-29)

Term fees

Fall 2019:
N/A

Winter 2020:
$517.50
$241.50 Saturday only
$276 Wednesday only

Summer 2020:
$327.75
$189.75 Saturday only (inc. Wednesdays in July)
$207 Wednesday only

Class dress and equipment

Class dress code:

  • Poodle socks for girls (can be purchased through Rising Tide)
  • Dark socks for boys
  • Long hair all the way back in ponytail, bun or braid
  • Clothes appropriate and specific for exercise and recreation
    • OK: Tshirt or tank top with minimal design (ie. Rising Tide school shirts)
    • OK: Shorts, skorts or leggings that are made for exercise
      • Note: leggings must be very fitted, particularly at the knee
    • Not OK: Dresses, jeans, cargo shorts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, non-athletic clothing

Class equipment list:

  • Full water bottle
  • Small notebook and pen/pencil
  • Irish dance soft shoes OR black, cloth dance slippers for girls (available from Twiggz)
  • Irish boys reel shoes OR black, cloth dance slippers for boys (available from Twiggz)
    • Shoes and socks should already be on before class time begins.

Advanced Beginner

A fun Irish dance class for children who already have some Irish dancing experience. Dancers will build on the basics of technique, musicality, and skills of Irish dance learned as beginners in a dynamic and engaging classroom. Dancers will continue to practice steps for the reel, light jig, single jig, and slip jig. Depending on progress, dancers will also practice introductory steps in team and hard shoe dances. Perfect for dancers with more than one year of Irish dance experience keen to grow and develop as dancers.

Feiseanna, exams and performances

Dancers in Advanced Beginner are encouraged to participate in local feiseanna (Irish dance competitions) and welcome to start exploring feiseanna in other cities. Dancers in Advanced Beginner are welcome to participate in grade exams provided they are ready and capable.

Dancers in Advanced Beginner are expected to perform at our holiday show on December 11, 2019 and in the end of year recital on June 14, 2020. Advanced Beginners are also encouraged to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, 2020. Other performance opportunities may be provided throughout the dance year.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Saturdays, 2:45-3:45 pm, Halifax Dance

Winter 2020:
Saturdays. 11:15 am-12:15 pm, Rising Tide’s studio and
Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Saturdays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, Rising Tide’s studio and
Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (until June 20) becomes Wednesdays, 7-8pm, Rising Tide’s studio (July 8-29 – only option July)

Term fees

Fall 2019:
$224.25

Winter 2020:
$517.50
$241.50 Saturday only
$276 Wednesday only

Summer 2020:
$327.75
$189.75 Saturday only (inc. Wednesdays in July)
$207 Wednesday only

Class dress and equipment

Class dress code:

  • Poodle socks for girls (can be purchased through Rising Tide)
  • Dark socks for boys
  • Long hair all the way back in ponytail, bun or braid
  • Clothes appropriate and specific for exercise and recreation
    • OK: Tshirt or tank top with minimal design (ie. Rising Tide school shirts)
    • OK: Shorts, skorts or leggings that are made for exercise
      • Note: leggings must be very fitted, particularly at the knee
    • Not OK: Dresses, jeans, cargo shorts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, non-athletic clothing

Class equipment list:

  • Full water bottle
  • Small notebook and pen/pencil
  • Irish dance soft shoes and hard shoes (if needed) for girls
  • Irish boys reel shoes and hard shoes (if needed) for boys
    • Shoes and socks should already be on before class time begins.

Intermediate

An Irish dance class for children with a few years of Irish dance experience. The Intermediate class combines fun with challenge. Dancers in this class should already know their core soft shoe dances and understand basic hard shoe technique. Dancers will continue to develop their skills in technique, musicality and Irish dance movements learned in their first few years of dancing with a focus on execution. Dancers in this class will continue to learn hard shoe dances and more advanced soft shoe material.

Feiseanna, exams and performances

Dancers in Intermediate are expected to participate in local feiseanna and encouraged to attend feiseanna in other cities. Dancers in Intermediate are welcome to participate in grade exams.

Dancers in Intermediate are expected to perform at our holiday show on December 11, 2019 and in the end of year recital on June 14, 2020 and will likely be called upon for additional performances throughout the dance year. Intermediates are also encouraged to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, 2020.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Saturdays, 3:45-5:15 pm, Halifax Dance

Winter 2020:
Saturdays, 12:15-1:45 pm, Rising Tide’s studio and
Mondays, 6-7:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Saturdays, 12:15-1:45 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (until June 20) and
Mondays, 6-7:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio and
Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (July 9-30 only)

Term fees

Fall 2019:
$370.01 / $336.38

Winter 2020:
$796.95 / $724.5
$398.48 / $362.25 (Saturday only)
$398.48 / $362.25 (Monday only)

Summer 2020:
$626.18 / $569.25
$313.09 / $284.63 (Saturday only inc. Mondays or Thursdays July)
$341.55 / $310.50 (Monday only)

Class dress and equipment

Class dress code:

  • Poodle socks for girls (can be purchased through Rising Tide)
  • Dark socks for boys
  • Long hair all the way back in ponytail, bun or braid
  • Clothes appropriate and specific for exercise and recreation
    • OK: Tshirt or tank top with minimal design (ie. Rising Tide school shirts)
    • OK: Shorts, skorts or leggings that are made for exercise
      • Note: leggings must be very fitted, particularly at the knee
    • Not OK: Dresses, jeans, cargo shorts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, non-athletic clothing

Class equipment list:

  • Full water bottle
  • Small notebook and pen/pencil
  • Irish dance soft shoes and hard shoes for girls
  • Irish boys reel shoes and hard shoes for boys
    • Shoes and socks should already be on before class time begins.

Advanced

A class for competitive dancers in Novice and Open Prizewinner feis levels. This class is focused on perfecting Irish dance technique and developing advanced dance skills, in addition to preparing for feiseanna and exams. Dancers in the Advanced class 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.

Feiseanna, exams and performances

Dancers in Advanced are expected to participate in local feiseanna and feiseanna in other cities. Participation in the Oireachtas premiere competition is encouraged. Dancers in Advanced are also encouraged to participate in grade exams.

Dancers in Advanced are expected to perform at our holiday show on December 11, 2019 and in the end of year recital on June 14, 2020 and will be called upon for additional performances throughout the dance year. Advanced dancers are also encouraged to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, 2020.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Saturdays, 3:45-5:15 pm, Halifax Dance and
Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm, Maritime Dance Clayton Park

Winter 2020:
Saturdays, 2:30-4 pm, Rising Tide’s studio and
Mondays, 6-7:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio and
Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Saturdays, 2;30-4 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (until June 20) and
Mondays, 6-7:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (last class July 27) and
Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (last class July 30)

Term fees

Fall 2019:
$370.01 / $336.38

Winter 2020:
$1,252.35 / $1,138.50
$853.88 / $776.25 (Monday/Thursday only)
$853.88 / $776.25 (Thursday/Saturday only)
$796.95 / $724.50 (Saturday/Monday only)

Summer 2020:
$853.88 / $776.25
$626.18 / $569.25 (Monday/Thursday only)
$626.18 / $569.25 (Thursday/Saturday only inc. Monday July)
$597.71 / $543.38 (Saturday/Monday only inc. Thursday July)

Class dress and equipment

Class dress code:

  • Poodle socks for girls (can be purchased through Rising Tide)
  • Dark socks for boys
  • Long hair all the way back in ponytail, bun or braid
  • Clothes appropriate and specific for exercise and recreation
    • OK: Tshirt or tank top with minimal design (ie. Rising Tide school shirts)
    • OK: Shorts, skorts or leggings that are made for exercise
      • Note: leggings must be very fitted, particularly at the knee
    • Not OK: Dresses, jeans, cargo shorts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, non-athletic clothing

Class equipment list:

  • Full water bottle
  • Small notebook and pen/pencil
  • Sneakers
    • Sneakers and socks should already be on before class time begins
  • Irish dance soft shoes and hard shoes for girls
  • Irish boys reel shoes and hard shoes for boys

Championship

A class for competitive dancers in Preliminary and Open Championships. Classes focus 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.

Feiseanna, exams and performances

Dancers in Championship are expected to participate in local feiseanna and feiseanna in other cities as well as our regional Oireachtas and, where qualified, in the North American Irish Dance Championships and World Irish Dance Championships. Dancers in the Championship class are also expected to participate in grade exams.

Dancers in Championship are expected to perform at our holiday show on December 11, 2019 and in the end of year recital on June 14, 2020 and will be called upon for additional performances throughout the dance year including corporate and high level events. Championship dancers are also encouraged to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, 2020.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Saturdays, 5:15-6:45 pm, Halifax Dance and
Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Maritime Dance Clayton Park and
Thursdays, 7:30-9, Maritime Dance Clayton Park

Winter 2020:
Saturdays, 4-5:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio and
Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio and
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Saturdays, 4-5:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (until June 20) and
Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio and
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Term fees

Fall 2019:
$1,062.60 / $966.00
$721.05 / $655.50 (Monday/Thursday only)
$683.10 / $621 (Thursday/Saturday only)
$721.05 / $655.50 (Saturday/Monday only)

Winter 2020:
$1,536.98 / $1,397.25
$1,138.50 / $1,035 (Monday/Thursday only)
$1,005.68 / $914.25 (Thursday/Saturday only)
$929.78 / $845.25 (Saturday/Monday only)

Summer 2020:
$1,337.74 / $1,216.13
$1,138.50 / $1,035 (Monday/Thursday only)
$1,072.09 / $974.63 (Thursday/Saturday only inc. Monday July)
$1,034.14 / $940.13 (Saturday/Monday only inc. Thursday July)

Class dress and equipment

Class dress code:

  • Poodle socks for girls (can be purchased through Rising Tide)
  • Dark socks for boys
  • Long hair all the way back in ponytail, bun or braid
  • Clothes appropriate and specific for exercise and recreation
    • OK: Tshirt or tank top with minimal design (ie. Rising Tide school shirts)
    • OK: Shorts, skorts or leggings that are made for exercise
      • Note: leggings must be very fitted, particularly at the knee
    • Not OK: Dresses, jeans, cargo shorts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, non-athletic clothing

Class equipment list:

  • Full water bottle
  • Small notebook and pen/pencil
  • Sneakers
    • Sneakers and socks should already be on before class time begins
  • Irish dance soft shoes and hard shoes for girls
  • Irish boys reel shoes and hard shoes for boys

Adult Programme

Adult Beginner

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

Feiseanna, exams and performances

Dancers in Adult Beginner are welcome to participate in feiseanna and grade exams as desired.

Dancers in Adult Beginner are encouraged to perform at our holiday show on December 11, 2019 and expected to perform in the end of year recital on June 14, 2020. Adult Beginners are also encouraged to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, 2020. Other performance opportunities may be provided throughout the dance year.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, Halifax Dance

Winter 2020:
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (until June 9) and
Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (June 16 & 23) becomes Wednesdays, 8-9:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (July 8-29)

Term fees

Fall 2019:
$161

Winter 2020:
$184

Summer 2020:
$172.50

Class dress and equipment

Class dress code:

  • Long hair all the way back in ponytail, bun or braid
  • Clothes appropriate and specific for exercise and recreation
    • OK: Tshirt or tank top with minimal design (ie. Rising Tide school shirts)
    • OK: Shorts, skorts or leggings that are made for exercise
    • Not OK: Dresses, jeans, cargo shorts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, non-athletic clothing

Class equipment list:

  • Full water bottle
  • If desired, Irish dance poodle socks and Irish soft shoes OR black, cloth dance slippers and hard shoes (if needed and desired) for women
  • If desired, dark socks and Irish boys reel shoes OR black cloth dance slippers and hard shoes (if needed and desired) for men
    • Adult Beginners may also wear sneakers or go barefoot as desired
    • Shoes and socks (if worn) should already be on before class time begins.

Adult Advanced

The perfect class for experienced, non-competitive, adult 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. This class is recreational while still working on advanced skills and choreography.

Feiseanna, exams and performances

Dancers in Adult Advanced are welcome to participate in grade exams as desired. If dancers in this class would like to compete in feiseanna, please speak to your coaches.

Dancers in Adult Advanced are encouraged to perform at our holiday show on December 11, 2019 and expected to perform in the end of year recital on June 14, 2020 and will be called upon for additional performances throughout the dance year including corporate and high level events. Adult Advanced dancers are also encouraged to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15, 2020.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Halifax Dance

Winter 2020:
Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (until June 23) becomes Wednesdays, 8-9:30 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (July 8-29)

Term fees

Fall 2019:
$161

Winter 2020:
$276

Summer 2020:
$207

Class dress and equipment

Class dress code:

  • Poodle socks for women (can be purchased through Rising Tide)
  • Dark socks for men
  • Long hair all the way back in ponytail, bun or braid
  • Clothes appropriate and specific for exercise and recreation
    • OK: Tshirt or tank top with minimal design (ie. Rising Tide school shirts)
    • OK: Shorts, skorts or leggings that are made for exercise
    • Not OK: Dresses, jeans, cargo shorts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, non-athletic clothing

Class equipment list:

  • Full water bottle
  • Sneakers if desired
    • Sneakers or soft shoes and socks should already be on before class time begins
  • Irish dance soft shoes and hard shoes for women
  • Irish boys reel shoes and hard shoes for men

Extra Classes

Drills

A class focused on foundation, technique and skills of Irish dance. A non-choreography class, the objective is to strengthen skills in Irish dance. This class is an excellent addition to the training of dancers in the Intermediate class and above, and all adult dancers, keen to hone their skills, prepare for feiseanna, and/or advance competitively. Dancers in Tots, Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Advanced Beginner are not eligible for this class.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Class not offered

Winter 2020:
Wednesdays, 7:45-8:30, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Wednesdays, 7:45-8:30, Rising Tide’s studio (until June 24) becomes Wednesdays, 7:15-8 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (August only)

Conditioning

A class focused on strengthening, toning, and stretching different parts of the body. A non-choreography class, it provides a regimen of exercises for the development of dancers’ physical endurance, strength, flexibility, and coordination. This class is an excellent addition to the training of dancers in the Intermediate class and above, and all adult dancers, keen to hone their skills, prepare for feiseanna, and/or advance competitively. Dancers in Tots, Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Advanced Beginner are not eligible for this class.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Class not offered

Winter 2020:
Tuesdays, 7:30-8, Rising Tide’s studio
Wednesdays, 7-7:45, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Wednesdays, 7-7:45, Rising Tide’s studio (until June 24) becomes Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15 pm, Rising Tide’s studio (August only)

Teams

A class focused on ceili, team, and figure dances. Building on Irish dance basics, this class hones dancers ability to perform as a group whether through traditional ceili choreography or more modern show pieces. Dancers will practice arm movements, intricate floor patterns, and executing with uniform precision. An energetic class for dancers in Intermediate and above and all adults. Dancers in Tots, Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Advanced Beginner are not eligible for this class.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Class not offered

Winter 2020:
Saturdays, 1:45-2:30, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Saturdays, 1:45-2:30, Rising Tide’s studio (last class June 20)

Private Lessons

A class focused on honing a dancer’s skills and fine tuning the execution of their dances. Dancers will spend time picking apart and perfecting movements under the trained eye of an expert coach. A great complement to weekly classes, whether consistently throughout the year or in preparation for specific events. Private lessons will be tailored to the needs and goals of individual dancers, and can be delivered one-on-one or shared between two dancers in the same class.

Oireachtas Prep

An eight-week class session for dancers competing in the Eastern Canadian Regional Oireachtas (solo or Premiere). A highly focused class aimed at perfecting technique and performance for required Oireachtas dances. The class will include drills, full rounds, and mock performances to ensure competitors are prepared to put their best foot forward at the Oireachtas. Classes are only open to dancers attending the Oireachtas.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Sundays, 9:30-11:30 am, Maritime Dance Bedford (Oct. 6 – Dec. 1)

Winter 2020:
Class not offered

Summer 2020:
Class not offered

Feis Workshop (Intermediate +)

A dedicated class to help dancers Intermediate and above to prepare for feiseanna. A highly focused class aimed at perfecting technique and performance through drills, full dances, and mock performances to ensure competitors are prepared to put their best foot forward at competition. Workshops are held in May, June and July.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Class not offered

Winter 2020:
Sunday, May 3, 12-4 pm, Rising Tide’s studio
Sunday, June 7, 12-4 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Sunday, July 5, 12-4 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Feis Workshop (Advanced Beginner -)

A dedicated class for dancers in the Advanced Beginner class to prepare for feisanna. A focused class aimed at perfecting technique and performance through drills, full dances, and mock performances to ensure competitors are prepared to put their best foot forward at competition. Includes a craft break to help dancers remain engaged while having fun. Workshops are held in May, June and July.

Schedule

Fall 2019:
Class not offered

Winter 2020:
Sunday, May 3, 10 am-12 pm, Rising Tide’s studio
Sunday, June 7, 10 am-12 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

Summer 2020:
Sunday, July 5, 10 am-12 pm, Rising Tide’s studio

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