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From beginner to champ, students are instructed in a nurturing and caring environment.
Our choreography focuses on form and technique as well as stamina and Irish Step Dance
Advanced Beginner is offered to students ages 7 and up. New dancers will begin with the
basics. Dancers who have been dancing for at least 1 year will learn more difficult dances
and can begin competing in competitions!
 
Intro to Irish Dance is offered to preschool students who are taking Irish dance for the first time! Dancers willlearn basic skills and beginner dances such as the traditional Irish Jig (Dancers are not required to purchase shoes or socks yet).
 
Beginner 2 is offered to students who have 1-3 years of experience. They will learn more difficult dances andhave the opportunity to start competing.
 
Irish Novice 1 is offered to students who have been dancing for 3+ years. Dancers compete in competitions and have both soft shoes and hard shoes. Students are striving to place consistently in the Novice level.
 
Irish Novice 2 is offered to students who have been dancing for 4-5 years. Dancers compete the majority of their dances in the Novice level and some in Open. Students in this class are striving to move up to the Open level in all of their dances and will learn more advanced steps to achieve this goal.
 
Irish Open/PC is offered to students who have been dancing more than 5 years and compete all of their dances in the Open level or above. Dancers are striving towards soloing at the Oireachtas and will learn more advanced steps to achieve this goal.
 
Traditional Set is mandatory for students competing in traditional set at the Oireachtas.
 
Ceili Class is mandatory for students who are competing at the Midwest Regional Championships in November. Students will learn “The High Caul Cap” and will prepare for the Oireachtas.
 
Solo Class is mandatory for students who are competing at the Midwest Regional Championships in traditional set or solos. Students will learn and perfect their steps to prepare them for the competition.

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THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST
220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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