We are now enrolling for all classes. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Who are beginner classes for?
All children aged 4 years and over are welcome to attend our Irish Dance classes. We have two Beginner class options:
Mini Jiggers – Beginner classes for children aged between 4 & 5 years focusing on basic Irish dance moves through fun routines and games.
Novice Dancers – Beginner classes for children aged 6 years & over.
When are the classes?
Mini Jiggers classes are on Monday evenings from 5pm & Novice Dancers classes start at 5.30pm – both at Bridgewater Studios in Eccles, M30 0UT.
What can I expect?
Mini Jiggers are taught 7 basic Irish dance moves through fun and engaging routines and games.
Novice Dancers are taught basic Irish dance steps and their two Novice dances – Reel & Hop Jig. Once they can perform these dances to a good standard they will then move up to the next group.
Who are advanced classes for?
Dancers aged 7 and over with experience of Irish Dancing are welcomed into our advanced classes. We have dancers from Primary Grades all through to Open level in these classes, so if you have danced & competed before, these classes are for you.
What day are the classes?
Classes are held on Monday’s from 6.30pm & Thursday’s from 5.30pm at Bridgewater Studios, Bridgewater Mill in Eccles. Dancers are split into groups depending on their age, grade and dancing ability.
What can I expect at class?
Classes cover fitness, drills and solos dances. We may also include display routines depending on upcoming event bookings. All classes take place in a purpose built dance studio with dance floor, mirrors and supporting equipment such as ballet bars to help with technique. All classes adhere to social distancing guidelines and are COVID-19 safe.
Please note that we will be working on different dances per class, so dancers are strongly encouraged to attend all classes per week for their dance group.