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.
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 times Day Level Venue Times Monday (resumes back 21st August 2017) (New) Beginners (4-8 years) Wassenaar (XtremeFit) 16:30 – 17:30 Wednesday (resumes 23rd August 2017) (New) Beginners Den Haag (Grote Pyr) 17:00 – 18:00 Wednesday Primary/Intermediate Den Haag (GrotePyr) 17:45 – 19:00 Wednesday Intermediate/Open Den Haag (GrotePyr) 18:45 – 20:15 Thursday (resumes September 7th… Continue reading Class Timetable
Irish step dancing consists of two main forms, soft shoe Dance and hard shoe Dance. There are four levels: first Beginner, then Primary, followed by Intermediate, and finally Open Championship. 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… Continue reading What can I expect to Learn?
Having mastered the basics of soft shoe, dancers will then be introduced to hard shoe technique and rhythms. There are four levels through which a dancer progresses starting from Beginner to Primary to Intermediate to Open Championship level. The latter means that a dancer can compete at the highest level at any registered competition anywhere… Continue reading Dancing Levels
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
We offer classes for complete beginners at the Gymzaal in the Grote Pyr in Den Haag and in XtremeFit in Wassenaar. It is always possible to join throughout the year if there is room. The best times for children are Wednesdays at 17:00 in The Hague, or Mondays at 16:30 in Wassenaar. Teenagers and Adults wishing… Continue reading When can I start?