Lee Irish Dance

class descriptions

class schedule


Children in Irish Dance classes will learn age-appropriate traditional Irish Dance steps and dances. As they progress through the levels of Irish Dance, steps and dances become more challenging, keeping kids engaged by learning new material. 

Depending on ability and their devotion to practice, children will move up through the levels of Irish Dance. Class level assignments are determined by Miss Carla and reflect both a dancer's current skill level, commitment, and maturity level.  It is very possible that a child will repeat a year or two of the beginning levels to give them the solid foundation necessary for more difficult steps and dances. 

In the first year, your child can expect to learn proper technique of Irish Dance, basic steps of Irish Dance, a light reel and/or a light jig.  Additional dances will be added each year.  For example, in the second year, a child can expect to learn additional new steps, the next level of a light reel, the next level of a light jig, a slip jig, and a single/hop jig.  It is important to master these dances before moving on to other levels. This is why children sometimes need to repeat a year or two of Irish Dance.

After the second year, if the child has mastered all the required dances, then they will add hard-shoe Irish Dancing. Advancement is at Miss Carla’s discretion.  When children start hard-shoe, it would be in addition to soft shoe dancing. At that point, they would be required to take both soft shoe and hard shoe Irish Dancing. Children can expect to learn hard-shoe dances such as the treble jig, hornpipe, and traditional set dances.

Students who are serious about Irish Dance and demonstrate maturity, dedication, and proper technique will have an opportunity to compete and perform. 

Wednesdays (Beginning 8/22/18)

Charlton Arts & Activities Center
4 Dresser Hill Road
Charlton, MA 01507

5:00-5:30 pm -  Beginners ages 7+- soft shoe 1
5:30-6:00 pm -  soft shoe-2 Beginner Ages 10+
6:00-6:30 pm -  hard shoe 1 

6:30-7:00 pm -  soft shoe - 3 -  Primary

7:00-7:30 PM -  hard shoe 2 - Primary &                                   tIPPERARY Troupe

7:30-8:15 PM -  Adults

sundays (beginning 8/26/18)


9:00-9:30 am -    Beginners ages 7+ soft                                   shoe 1

9:30-10:00 AM -  beginners ages 10+ soft shoe

10:00-11:00 Am  TIPPERARY TROUPE - PART 2B*
                          pRIZEWINNER & OPEN

Mondays  (Beginning 8/20/18)
Charlton Arts & Activities Center

4 Dresser Hill Road

Charlton, MA 01507

5:15 - 7:30 pm -   Kerry troupe - Primary/

                          novice soft shoe & hard shoe                           

7:30 - 8:15 PM -   tipperary troupe - part I*

                          prizewinner & Open



 Classes are held at:

The Charlton Arts & Activities Center

4 Dresser Hill Road

Charlton, MA 01507

Register for classes by requesting a registration

form via email from info@leeirishdance.com or call 860-382-3447.