Classes are split into experience levels. Each class will learn new steps and ceilis catered towards their level. During show season (End of February-Beginning of April), classes might be combined.

Please note:
Parents are NOT ALLOWED to sit in during class.
Once a month, you will be invited into the last 10 minutes of class to see the progress of your dancer(s).
These 30 minute classes are offered to dancers ages 2-3. Dancers in this category will be introduced to Irish Dance and dance movements. They will learn to be in a group setting and learn key parts to learning dance such as turn out, walking on toes, keeping arms down, etc… We will play fun games that will teach Irish dance technique. This is a great way to start your toddler in a dance setting without any pressure of learning specific steps.
These 45 minute classes are offered to dancers starting at the age of 4. Dancers in this category will be introduced to Irish Dance. The teacher will review the different types of music by playing fun games to the rhythm and beats of each song. Your dancer will be introduced to the Irish Jig and to the Reel. These are both soft shoe dances. You are not required to buy your beginner dancer the soft shoes (aka Ghillies) the first year, however if you’re interested, please speak to Miss Colleen about how to order a pair. You beginner dancer will also learn the basic techniques of Irish Dancing such as walking on their toes, keeping their hands down by their sides, practicing proper turnout, and most importantly…. Smiling!!! :)
These 45 minute classes are offered to second year dancers if the teacher agrees they are ready to move up a level. Your dancer will be introduced to a new soft shoe danced called the Slip Jig. They will also learn more advanced light jig and reel steps. Technique will be a bit tougher with the advanced steps so teachers will focus on making sure each dancer is not only remembering their steps, but also remembering their good technique! Advanced beginners are required to have a pair of soft shoes that they must bring to each class. The second half of the year, advanced beginners will begin to learn hard shoe dances called the Hornpipe and Treble Jig. Hard shoes are not required yet, but they are encouraged.
These 45 minute classes are offered to dancers who have been dancing 3+ years and Miss. Colleen has agreed to let them move up a level or have competed in feisanna (see page 12 for more information about Feisanna) and are eligible to move up to the novice level. Novice dancers will review and practice all soft shoe and hard shoe dances. They will learn new material in all dances. Novice dancers will also be introduced to the slow version of the Hornpipe and Treble Jig during the second half of the year if the teacher feels they are ready. Novice dancers are required to have a pair of hard shoes that they must bring to each class.
These 45 minute classes are offered to dancers who Miss Colleen feels are ready to move up or have competed in feisanna and are eligible to move up. Prizewinner classes are focused on learning/practicing the slow hornpipe, slow treble jig, slip jig, and reel. Dancers will be taught tougher material and will be encouraged to compete. Stamina, technique, and confidence will be strictly practiced.
These 45 minute classes are offered to dancers who have competed and qualified for these levels only. Your champion dancer will learn new material that will highlight their strengths. Your dancers will be encouraged to practice daily and compete in major competitions. Private lessons are also highly recommended at this level.
Want a fun way to get into shape? These hour long classes are offered to dancers ages 18 and up. Beginner classes will introduce the basics or Irish dance along with learning fun ceili dances for cardio!  Intermediate/Advanced classes will be a little more challenging and dancers will learn steps in the novice-prelim level. Dancers will learn new steps in both soft and hard shoes. 

Tuition Information

The D’Arcy School understands that your dancer may be involved with other activities which is why we offer a few options depending on what you want out of their Irish Dance experience.

Option 1: ONE class a week

Your dancer will be allowed to attend one dance class per week at one of our locations.

Tiny Tots: $50/month per dancer

All other levels: $60/M per dancer

Families: 3rd child is free

Families of 4 or more: 160/m

Option 2: UNLIMITED classes a week

Your dancer will be allowed to attend as many classes a week as desired at any of our locations. Beginner level dancers must attend other beginner level classes. Advanced beginners can attend advanced beginner or novice classes. Novice dancers can attend advanced beginner or prizewinner. Prizewinner dancers can attend novice. Preliminary/Open classes are closed to all other levels.

$100/month per dancer

Families: 3rd child is free

Private Lessons: 1 Hour Slots

Private lessons are a great way to work individually or in smaller groups with the teacher. Your dancer will be able to go over steps and work on technique which will build confidence and work on getting to the next level in competition. A schedule will be available at the beginning of every month at dance class. Slots fill up quickly and a waiting list will be provided. 24 hour cancellation notice is mandatory or you will still be charged for the lesson.

1 Dancer: $40/hr

2 Dancers: $25/hr per dancer

3+ Dancers: $20/hr per dancer