Jump’n Jig is an accredited program designed for pre-school dancers ages 2-5 & is a wonderful introduction to Irish Dance. The program was developed in Australia by Fiona Holmes, a qualified Irish dance judge & primary school teacher to ensure dancers develop co-ordination, independence, social skills and a sense of musicality through age-appropriate dance, music and play. Our Jump'n Jig teachers at Claddagh also hold a Bachelor of Education (majoring in Early Childhood).
School aged dancers are placed into softshoe classes according to age & technical skill level.
Softshoe classes covers all areas of traditional and modern softshoe Irish dancing including solo dancing, ceili dancing, examination preparation and performance choreography whilst refining and challenging dancers technique.
Our Adult Celtic Dance class welcomes adults of all ages & experience levels. The adult class can help build your balance, coordination, flexibility and fitness, as well as provide a great outlet to meet new people, do something for yourself and have a great time!
Beginner hardshoe dancers will start with the basic moves of traditional Irish hardshoe dancing before learning Treble Jigs, Hornpipes, Treble Reels, Traditional Sets and Modern Set Dances, all of varying levels of difficulty. Dancers are constantly challenged with new steps and rhythmic combinations as they progress.