Classes

All classes will be held on Monday nights at Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr, Lincoln, NE 68510 . Use the main west doors and turn right and down the stairs.

Scroll down for a chart with fees, prerequisites and more. 

Kids’ Class

Next Kid’s Class will be 9/10/18 – 10/8/2018. Registration is through Eventbrite.

https://lincolnirishdancerskidsclass.eventbrite.com or click here

If you have a youngster aged 8-11 that loves moving to the sounds of Irish music or just loves to dance, sign them up for Irish dance class, sponsored by the Lincoln Irish Dancers. Fee of $20 for the 5-week session is due (cash/check) at the first class. September 10, 2018, is the first of five half-hour sessions. Class begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. but please come early the first class to complete paperwork.

Prior to dancing parents must sign the Release Form and then may stay and watch. However, if parents leave, they are asked to come into the class room to pick up their children promptly when class is done at 7:00. This is for the safety of the children. Also another class starts right away at 7:00pm, so the instructor will not be able to monitor children meeting up with rides. Parents are welcome to stay in the room as seating is available.

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Performance Classes

Performance Classes of 30 minutes are held weekly from 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. from the beginning of the new LID year (fall through spring).  November through February may increase to 60 minutes. From the end of February through early April, will be a rehearsal for shows upcoming and thus may last up to two hours, especially in March.  Those who are interested in performing are asked to commit to attending this class for performance readiness. There is no fee.

To perform, the minimum requirement is one session of Irish Social Dance and instructor approval.  Approval will depend on individual readiness as evidenced by ability to do the steps and figures that are part of ceili dances. Those who are interested in performing may ask about how to prepare to be able to perform.

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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 Irish Social Dance class, as are jazz shoes and ballet slippers. Bring a pair of shoes to change into so outside dirt, rocks, wetness does not come onto the dance floor.   For Performance Class, students should wear Irish dance shoes (ghillies), jazz shoes or Zumba shoes which allow dancing on toes.

You will not want dangling or jingling jewelry, keys, change, cell phones, etc., on your person.

Class Times/Pre-requisites/Cost

Class When? For Whom? Cost
Kid’s Classes (Ceili) age 8-11 Fall & Spring

6:30-7:00 pm

Prerequisite: Pre-registration required. $20/5 week session
Irish Social Dance (Ceili) 7-8 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)
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