All classes will be held on Monday nights at First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St. Use the east doors (parking out back) and follow the signs. After 6:30 p.m., please use the west doors. Click this link for a map. Classes are held in the room called the Great Hall. (NOTE: classes are formatted so you can start any time during the year). Scroll down for a chart with fees, prerequisites and more.
Next Kid’s Class begins on April 2, 2018. Sign up now. Kid’s classes for boys and girls ages 8-11 are held in 5-week sessions fall and spring (see Classes page for specific dates). Specific questions not addressed elsewhere may be directed Lincoln. Specific questions not addressed elsewhere may be directed Lincoln Irish Dancers information email here. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register through Eventbrite with no fee due until the first night of class:
Introduction to Irish Social Dance (Ceili)/Continuing Class
This introductory class is the place to start you want to learn Irish Social Dance (ceili). The Introduction/Continuing class teaches basics of movement in ceili as well as dances. If you can move freely and count to 8 you can do ceili. Those under age 12 require instructor approval (contact email@example.com). Irish Social Dance is a great way to exercise without seeming to! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to ensure a minimum/maximum for an optimal class experience. Register through Eventbrite with no fee due until the first night of class:
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There are subsequent classes available with instructor approval for a more challenging workout. Some learn the early steps quickly; others need or want to take more time learning; some just enjoy Irish social dancing at a basic level. The Introduction to Irish Social Dance and Continuing Ceili have the same class content. Both generally include first-timers, those who are still working on the basics, those who choose to stay at this level for a variety of reasons, and advanced students.
Advanced Ceili class requires approval of the instructor to ensure you are ready for this class. You need a solid foundation in the basics of ceili before moving on. The Advanced Class assumes mastery of the basics. This class builds on previous learning, focuses on improving form and footwork, teaches more of the basic ceili dances and may include specially choreographed numbers. Those in the Advanced class who would like to perform with Lincoln Irish Dancers should notify the instructor of your interest.
Performance Classes of 30 minutes duration are held weekly from 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. from the beginning of the new LID year (fall through spring). November through February duration may increase to 60 minutes. From the end of February through early April, this time will be a rehearsal for shows upcoming and thus may last up to two hours, especially in March. Those in the Advanced Ceili class who are interested in performing and seasoned performers are asked to commit to attending this class for performance readiness. There is no fee.
Recommendations for Attire
Flexible clothing and shoes recommended. We encourage adult students to wear flexible knit pants or capris/shorts, neither tight or restrictive nor excessively baggy. We recommend NO denim jeans – denim tends to be hot to dance in and restrictive of movement.
Tennis shoes are acceptable for students in the Basics class, as are jazz shoes and ballet slippers. Continuing students should wear Irish dance shoes, jazz shoes or dance sneakers. Street shoes are not allowed on the dance floor.
You will not want dangling or jingling jewelry, keys, change, etc., on your person.
|Kid’s Classes (Ceili) age 8-11||Fall & Spring
|Prerequisite: Pre-registration required.||$15/5 week session|
|Intro to Irish Social Dance (Ceili)||6-7 pm||Anyone age 12 & up (or with instructor permission) new to Irish dance. Prerequisite: Pre-registration required.||$25/5 weeks + $15 registration fee for initial class (includes complimentary membership)|
|Continuing||6-7 pm||Returning dancers wishing to brush up on basic skills. Held concurrently with Intro class. May be repeated to increase confidence level. Prerequisite: Intro to Irish Social Dancing or previous LID dancing member. Pre-registration required.||$25/5 weeks + paid annual membership (registration)|
|Advanced||7-8 pm||Experienced dancers wishing to learn different dances, experience a higher level of exercise, fine-tuning/different choreography of common dances. Prerequisite: Introduction to Irish Social Dance or Continuing Ceili and instructor approval or previous LID dancing member.||$25/5 weeks + paid annual membership (registration)|
|Performance||8:00-8:30 pm August-December; April-May
8:00-9:00 pm January-March
|Lincoln Irish Dancers performers. Prerequisite: Advanced student status.||Paid annual membership|