At Rising Tide, we’re pleased to offer Irish dance instruction for students ages four and up. Dance instruction is offered at a beginner, recreational level all the way up to the highest level of coaching and training for dancers with competitive ambitions. Dancers will learn from two highly qualified, engaging instructors committed to helping each student reach their full potential through goal setting, motivation and feedback. Our goal is to make each and every class challenging, educational and fun!

Beginner

A fun and energetic introduction to Irish dance for children 4 and older. Students will learn the basics of technique, musicality and skills of Irish dance in a dynamic and engaging classroom. Using the technique and skills learned, students will also practice introductory steps for the reel, light jig, single jig and slip jig.

Competitive

A class for competitive students in Novice and Open Prizewinner. Class is focused on perfecting Irish dance technique and developing advanced dance skills and preparing for feiseanna. Students work closely with instructors to set realistic, but challenging goals to grow as dancers and achieve their full potential. The competitive class is often combined with the Championship class.

Intermediate

Building on the skills and techniques learned in the beginner class, students practice perfecting their Irish dance technique and learn more advanced skills and steps. Hard shoe is introduced in this class as well. Perfect for students with 1+ years Irish dance experience who are keen to grow and develop as dancers.

Championship

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

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