January 16, 2023 - May 15, 2023
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
A fun filled exploration of the foundations of traditional step and Sean Nós dance with Jackie O’ Riley!
Jackie founded, directs, and teaches O’Riley Irish Dance, a one-of-a-kind non-competitive Irish dance program for kids and teens, now in it’s 13th year. The classes emphasize dancing as a joyful, social activity rather than a competitive one. Although each class addresses developing rhythm, timing, and technique, first and foremost the emphasis is on musicality: understanding the connection between music and dance, developing a listening ear, and trying to keep the music in the dancing. In the advanced level, students collaborate with live musicians. Students learn a mix of traditional step dancing, sean-nós dance, and set dancing, as well as some soft shoe and ceili dancing. Most importantly, Jackie is trying to pass onto her dancers not just the steps themselves, but the joy and vitality of carrying on this living tradition.
Jan 16 – May 15, no class 2/20, 4/10, 4/17
15 classes inlcuded
Beginners: 4:00 – 4:45PM
Continuing Students: 4:45 – 5:45PM
Class Fees :
$285 Non Members | $270 Members