Discover the World of Irish Dance at Glencastle!
At Glencastle, we offer a range of Irish dance classes for both children and adults, catering to beginners all the way up to championship-level dancers. Our focus lies in fostering a deep appreciation for this beautiful art form by emphasizing technical skills and traditional foundations.
In our curriculum, we encourage dancers to set their own personal goals, allowing them to grow and develop at their own pace. Our diverse class options include group and solo classes, providing ample opportunities for dancers to engage in performances, competitions, and showcase their talents. For those seeking to challenge themselves, we provide support and motivation for solo and team competition participation, urging each dancer to strive for their personal best.
Throughout the year, our dancers have the chance to shine in captivating performances that allow them to share their passion with the public. Our weekly classes not only provide technical feedback but also create a fun and supportive environment where students can bond with their classmates.
At Glencastle, we understand that each family has different preferences and commitments. That's why we encourage you to choose the level of participation that suits your needs and goals. Experience the magic of Irish dance firsthand and join us on this adventure of personal growth, camaraderie, and the sheer joy of movement!
CHILDREN'S BEGINNER CLASSES
Ages 3.5 and Older
Tuition-$65.00 per month per child. Class is 60 minutes and meets once a week. Non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 per family.
Beginners are taught the basics of Irish step dancing, including drills and exercises to develop their form. Dancers will be taught both traditional and original solo material created for the beginner level dancer. The activity of the class will include foot positioning, muscle development, exercises and short drills to help them understand key dance moves. Repetition is a key factor at the beginning level.
Dancers in their first year with Glencastle are invited to participate in parades and competitions if the family is interested. A costume is needed for competitions and performances.
4-Day Summer Sampler
Ages 3.5 and Older
Cost - $75.00 per student. Class is 60 minutes for 4 days each July.
Join our summer sampler class for a unique Irish dance experience, perfect for preparing children for beginner classes in the fall or giving them a taste of Irish dance. Children are grouped by age, ensuring age-appropriate lessons in dance basics and Irish culture. Each dancer will receive a Glencastle tee shirt and delightful surprises! The session culminates with a special performance for parents and a certificate of completion. Plus, all participants are invited to join us for a mini-performance at our final Irish Fest rehearsal in August. Come and have a fantastic time with us!
ADULT BEGINNER CLASSES
Ages 18 and Older
Tuition - $65.00 per month per adult. Class is 60 minutes. Non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 per family.
Our adult classes are fun and energetic. We structure the classes for adults of all ages and abilities. The activity of the class includes both individual and group dancing. Classes are held one day a week. Besides attending our classes, our adult dancers are given the opportunity to compete and perform if they so choose. Many of our adult dancers also have children in Glencastle and are able to perform with their child.
Glencastle Adult dancers have competed successfully in the Adult team category at the Midwest Irish Dance Championships and the National Irish Dance Championships.
BEYOND THE BEGINNER LEVEL
For Children and Adults
Instructors will continue to enforce the basics while developing and teaching more difficult and challenging drills, exercises, movements and steps. Dancers attend extra classes during the week/weekend and class times and tuition vary depending upon the amount of time the dancer is at the studio. Dancers are invited to participate in parades, performances and competitions.