Irish Dance classes including step and ceili in Rhode Island. Locations are Cumberland,Cranston and Charlestown.
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|Step dance classes for children mostly start in the Fall and run through the school year, but the Damhsa Irish Dance Studio and the Jennifer Prete School of Dance offer summer classes in Step Dance. Adult classes (which are few and far between) are usually of shorter duration.|
BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE
IRISH STEP DANCING
Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
(across from Ann & Hope)
Cumberland RI 02864
Blackstone's classes always sell out by the start date.
If you want to attend, sign up sooner rather than later.
posted 11Jul01.updated 15Jun06
DAMHSA IRISH DANCING
STEP DANCING AND CEILI DANCE
1473 Warwick Avenue
Warwick RI 02888
Directors: Grainne Lanigan and Colleen Beirne
The Damhsa Irish Dance Studio is located minutes off the highway on Warwick Avenue. The studio entrance, as well as parking, is at the back of the building. Traditional Irish dance lessons for ages 5 and up are being offered Tuesday through Saturday at the studio. Classes begin in September and run through June. Adult Ceili lessons are also being offered.
posted 20Aug04.updated 1Sep05
GOULDING SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE
Director: Deirdre Goulding
7 Legion Way
Deirdre Goulding teaches traditional Irish step dancing from beginner to competition level. She has been dancing for more than 25 years, and has been certifed to teach Irish Dance since 1993. She takes children from the ages of 4 or 5 thru teens. Her classes are progressive, and beginners start in September of each year.
IRISH CEILIDHE CLUB OF RHODE ISLAND
STEP DANCING, CEILI DANCE
Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island
50 America Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Spring 2007 Schedule
Irish Set Dancing Lessons
Instructors: Barry & Pat Callahan
Learn sets from the different counties of Ireland. Great music, exercise and fun! No experience necessary.
Fee: $6 per class non club member/$5 per class club member
4-5:15pm Beginners ages 5+ Thursdays 5:30-6:45 NEW!!! Teen Beginners 12+ Fridays 6:00- 7:15 Adults Saturdays 9-10:15 Advanced Beginners 6+ Saturdays 10-11:15 Beginners 8+ Saturdays 11-12:15 Beginners/Adv. Beginners ages 4&5 Saturdays 12:30-1:45 Advanced Dancers 11 and over Fridays
Irish Ceili Dancing
Learn ceili dancing – footwork and figures. Lots of fun and good exercise, no experience necessary. Dancing followed by refreshments.
Fee: $6 (non-member) $5 per class (club member)
January - June 2006 Children's Schedule
9:45- 11:00 Beginners/ Advanced Beginners Ages 11+ 11:00 - 12:15 Beginners Ages 4 1/2+
Fee: $45/ month
posted 07Apr05.updated 01Feb06
IRISH STEP DANCE
Nevin Academy of Irish Dance
Director: Maura Clifford Nevin
Under the direction of Maura Clifford Nevin, T.C.R.G., the Nevin Academy of Irish Dance has trained dancers from throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut for more than 30 years.
Our dancers compete locally, nationally and in the All World Championships. Our solo dancers and teams have won regional and national championships. In addition to competition, our dancers perform at many events throughout the year, including at the Massachusetts State House, Newport Irish Festival, First Night Providence and many Irish concerts and shows. The Nevin Academy trains dancers of all ages from beginner through championship levels. We foster a supportive environment that stresses teamwork, determination, dedication and a positive attitude.
Classes are held throughout the year in Weymouth, Norwell and Cohasset , Massachusetts and Newport , Rhode Island. posted 18Nov04.updated 06Apr05
THE JENNIFER PRETE SCHOOL OF DANCE
IRISH STEP DANCE
2144 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road
Phone: 401-364-7400(studio) or 401-261-4741(cell)
Artistic Director: Jennifer Prete
Instructor: Laura Hebert
Non-competitive Irish step dance classes taught year around.
posted 19May02.updated 15Sep05
HANSEN-KEOHANE SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING
IRISH STEP DANCE AND CEILI DANCE
Director: Alanna Maida
West Roxbury, MA
Classes held Tues, Fri, Sat September to June
This school no longer offers Rhode Island based classes
posted 27Dec01.updated 1Nov05
Well known in the Rhode Island area, where she has often taught and performed, Kiernan Jordan, a Boston resident, has been Irish step dancing for over 20 years. With a graceful yet rhythmic approach, Kieran combines award-winning Irish dance technique with the playful, improvisational qualities of older, traditional step dance styles. Musicians, dancers, and audience members alike regard Kieran as a joyful, expressive performer, an innovative teacher and choreographer, and a knowledgeable figure on the history of Irish music and dance.
posted 18Nov04.updated 15Sep05