Schedule of Classes 2022

No Registration. No Commitment. Drop in classes run YEAR ROUND!

 

Kids Classes

Ready to Irish Dance
Beginner Irish Dance

Intro to Irish Dance
(Age 4+)
$30

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00

(September 7th - October 26th)

Goleta Valley Community Center

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Mondays 3:30-4:30

(September 12th - October 24th)

Carrillo Recreation Center

Young beginning dancers first learn how to clap their hands to the 8-bar beat of the music, properly stand ready to dance, balance on their toes, and the ways move forward, backward, and side to side - all the basic movements that make up the first 4 beginner Irish dances!

Games and fun music are incorporated to keep young minds and bodies entertained in this class. Older beginner dancers are progressed rapidly once they can demonstrate proficiency so they can be moved into a class that fits their age, ability, and social environment.

Beginner Irish Dance
(8+)
$40

Mondays 4:00-5:30

(September 12th - October 24th)

Carrillo Recreation Center

This class focuses on practicing the first 4 soft shoe dances:

Reel, Light Jig, Slip Jig, and Single Jig. These dances are made up of hops, skips, and jumps and require a lot of physical energy as well as mental memorization.

We will also introduce hard shoe where students will learn how to create beats with their feet, specifically what we call a "treble". This section of the class requires focus, patience, and coordination to create the correct sounds with their feet. 

Class is energetic, challenging, and FUN!

 

Adult Irish Dance

Intro to Irish Dance

WEDNESDAYS

(September 7th - October 26th)

7:00-8:00 PM

Westside Dance

$30

This is a class designed to build muscle memory for the basic footwork that makes up all 30 ceili (kay-lee) dances. After 4 classes, dancers should be able to skip forward and back, move side to side while exchanging places with a partner, as well as properly catching hands with people next to and across from them. Once these basic foundations have been mastered, you will be invited to join all our FUN social ceili events!

Adult Social Ceili

MONTHLY

Location: TBD

Irish Ceili (kay-lee) dancing is a community event with live music and dancing, hosted at varied locations in Santa Barbara. Many of the dances are progressive, meaning you’ll dance first with one set of people, and then progress down the line to additional sets of people - encouraging you to meet and dance with multiple partners during the course of a tune! 

The locations, dates, and times will be determined once enough dancers have completed the intro course and are ready to join a larger group!

 

Private Lessons

$120 per hour

Homeschoolers

Do you have a homeschool pod interested in Irish Dance lessons each week? Get in touch about a date and time that works for students, and get a private group class going!

Individual Private Lessons

Not comfortable in a group setting? Want to learn at your own pace with direct instruction? Book a single private lesson, or a series of private lessons to build comfort and confidence, and excel quickly.