Class Descriptions and schedule
BEGINNER IRISH DANCE // TUESDAY // 4PM - 5PM
Students will be introduced to the basics of Irish dance. They will learn the specifics of head to toe Irish technique, and learn to execute a number of technical ‘building blocks’ that will contribute to ‘full steps’.
INTERMEDIATE IRISH DANCE // WEDNESDAY // 5PM - 6PM
Students will deepen their understanding of their Irish dance technique, and will start venturing into learning more difficult steps, while continuing to strengthen and hone their basic skills.
ADVANCED IRISH DANCE // THURSDAY // 5PM - 6:30 PM
Students will work on advanced Irish dance material, including choreography, and learn steps in multiple time signatures, including reels and slip jigs.
BEGINNER STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY // THURSDAY // 4PM - 5PM
Students will work on exercises and stretches that will expand their body awareness, improve their flexibility and encourage muscle growth to support their dancing. This class ensures that students are building the strength they need to begin their hard shoe and more advanced training.
Advanced strength & flexibility // thursday // 6:30 - 7:30
Students will work on exercises and stretches that will challenge their bodies, improve their flexibility and target a range of muscle groups to support their dancing. This class ensures that students are building the strength and flexibility required to take on new dance ventures, often in the form of guest workshops, choreography and intensives.
beginner contemporary // monday // 5pm - 6pm
Students will be introduced to a new vocabulary of movement that adheres to a contemporary aesthetic and technique.
Advanced contemporary // tuesday // 6pm - 7:30pm
Students will further their understanding of contemporary dance, and its place among other dance genres. Dancers will continue to hone their skills within this style, including floor work and partnering. In addition, they will experiment with complex choreography.
Beginner hard shoe // tuesday // 5pm - 6pm
Students will learn the basics of rhythm and get a feel for their hard shoes. They’ll learn beginner irish reel steps and 'building blocks.'
advanced hard shoe // wednesday // 6pm - 7:30pm
Advanced students will work on complex rhythm sequences, learn advanced steps and experiment with hard shoe choreography and step creation.
Choreography & composition // monday // 6pm - 7:30pm
Students will explore many ways in which they can jump-start their creative selves and learn how to create original material, including the three main styles of improvisation, among others.
private lessons // as desired
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should Students wear to Class?
There is no formal dress code for classes at the D'amby Project. Students are encouraged to dress comfortably, but we ask that students avoid wearing sweatpants and jeans!
When do students need shoes?
All new students will begin with bare feet, regardless of age or level. The addition of soft shoes and hard shoes are at the discretion of the instructor and based on the student being physically prepared from a safety-first standpoint.
How often do students perform?
Performances occur at different frequencies depending on the student's level. All students, no matter what level, have the opportunity to perform twice per year in our two annual performances. The more advanced levels will perform more frequently than beginner levels. The most advanced students perform on average ten times per year.
what payment types do you accept?
Checks made out to "The D'amby Project" or cash are acceptable forms of payment in person. We also offer online 'class-card' purchase beginning at the end of August 2017.
Do Classes run all year long?
Yes they do! We also offer Summer Dance Intensives.