Laura O'Sullivan, A.D.C.R.G.
laura@tirnagreine.com
407-381-4423
Maureen Armstrong, A.D.C.R.G.
maureen@tirnagreine.com
561-371-7130
Camille Klein, T.C.R.G.
camille@tirnagreine.com

How Long Does it Take to Learn?

Dancers start learning in soft shoes (traditionally called "ghillies") for girls or reel shoes for boys. Immediately, you'll see a beginner dancer learn their "threes and sevens." This is the foundation of all Irish dance. You'll watch a dancer develop poise and grace, always improving body alignment. As the student advances, you'll see them be able to execute more complex steps and to be able to lift him/herself across the stage with the grace of a deer. By this time you'll become aware that there are features to dancing that are distinctly Irish and not found among other dances. The four main soft shoe dances are: the Reel, Light Jig, Single Jig, and Slip Jig. Below are some samples of music.

Get Adobe Flash player Music Courtesy of Tony Nother