Classes

All Lincoln Irish Dancers classes and events unless otherwise noted will be held at Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr, Lincoln, NE 68510 . Eastridge Presbyterian Church is a short distance north of 56th and A on the east side of 56th Street. There is plenty of parking. Use the main west doors and turn right and down the stairs. (NOTE: classes are designed so that you can start any 5-week session during the year).

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

Irish Step Dancing

Irish Step Dancing

Irish Step Dancing

Ever wanted to try Irish step dancing without too much commitment? Here a super 5-week class opportunity to give your dream a try with dance-friendly people. Irish Step Dancing is the solo dance style. We will all learn together but this type of dancing is not done in sets (groups of three or more). We will learn the basic steps of beginning step dance and work them into easy reel and jig step combinations. So no matter if you are a youngster or and ‘adult kid’ and have always wanted to give it try, we would love to have you dance with us!

Those under age 12 require instructor approval (contact lincolnirishdancers@gmail.com). Along with Irish Social Dance this is a great way to exercise without seeming to! REGISTRATION by noon on 10/11/18 IS REQUIRED TO ASSURE A MINIMUM number of students for an optimal class experience.

10/15/2018 – 11/12/2018, 6:30-7:00pm is the FIRST class of the session. All classes will be held at the same time/location for a total of 5 weeks. The fee is $20 for the 5-week session, checks payable to Lincoln Irish Dancers or cash at the first class.

Classes are held in the basement…follow the signs. Questions to lincolnirishdancers@gmail.com or 402-304-2357 (Laura, Instructor).

Register through EventBrite: https://irishstepdance.eventbrite.com

Irish Social Dance Class
This is a class for those 12 years and older. Younger with other dance experience require Instructor approval. There is no upper age but men and women attending should be able to move freely. Irish Social Dance (Ceili) is similar to square dance but does not require a male/female couple as does square dance. Those new to Ceili will be in class with seasoned dancers and may upon occasion be paired to facilitate teaching/learning. No pre-registration is required.

Performance Classes
Performance Classes of 30 minutes are held weekly from 8:00 – 8:30/9:00 p.m. from the beginning of the new LID year (fall through spring). November through February class session time may increase to 60 minutes. From the end of February through early April, Performance Class will be used for show fine-tuning and/or rehearsal for upcoming shows. March rehearsals typically last 90-120 minutes. Those who are 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.

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