Classes

Classes are energetic, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable

Irish step dancing consists of two main types, soft shoe and hard shoe dancing. Newcomers begin with soft shoe and to begin all you need is a thick pair of socks and comfortable sports clothing. Having mastered the basics of soft shoe, dancers will then be introduced to hard shoe technique and rhythms,

Dancers start as young as four years old, depending on the level of  maturity of the child. After a short period of time dancers are encouraged to compete at local competitions and perform at local events around the Hague region.

We offer classes on a Wednesday & Saturday in the Koorenhuis in The Hague.

New dancers are always welcome to join a free class, please use the contact form to let us know prior to your arrival.

As the dancer progresses they are encouraged to attend more than one lesson per week especially if they want to compete and perform. 

Class Timetable

Class times (timetable is subject to change due to Covid-19) Day Level Venue Times Wednesday (New) Beginners Den Haag: Koorenhuis 17:00 – 18:00 Wednesday Primary Den Haag: Koorenhuis 18:00 – 19:00 Wednesday Intermediate/Open Den Haag: Koorenhuis 19:00 – 20:00 Saturday Beginners/Primary (Adults) Den Haag: Koorenhuis 12:00 – 13:00 Saturday (Advanced) Beginners/Primary Den Haag: Koorenhuis 13:00… Continue reading Class Timetable

What can I expect to Learn?

Irish step dancing consists of two main forms, soft shoe Dance and hard shoe Dance. There are four levels: Beginners, Primary, Intermediate, and finally Open Championship level. Beginners start learning the basic steps needed to perform the Reel, Light Jig, Slip Jig and Single Jig in soft shoe. Having mastered these dances with good technique and… Continue reading What can I expect to Learn?

Class clothing

When you start it is best to wear comfortable (sports) clothes, and shorts are recommended as it is important that the teachers can see your knees. For your first class it is best to have a thick pair of socks.  As you continue you can buy shoes, either second hand from one of the current dancers… Continue reading Class clothing

When can I start?

We offer classes for complete beginners in the Koorenhuis in Den Haag.   It is always possible to join throughout the year, just contact us via this form to inquire about a trial lesson.  The best time for young children is Wednesdays at 17:00. Teenagers and Adults wishing to join are best advised to try… Continue reading When can I start?