Irish Dance classes improve balance, coordination, strength, stamina, confidence, and teamwork. Through laughter and tears, peers practice and perform with pride in a positive, supportive, and dynamic environment.

The De Danaan School of Irish Dance offers recreational, competitive, and performance Irish dance classes, from pre-beginner to open championship level, from ages 4 to adult.

All new dancers are invited to come try a class for free, at any time of the year. We want to make sure you are in the right place – come tour the studio, meet the teachers, and ask any questions you might have before making a commitment.

Registration Forms for the 2019 – 2020 Dance Year – email info@eireborn.net

2019 Summer Irish Dance Classes:

Keep on dancing! De Danaan is offering Summer Irish Dance Classes through July and August for all levels, including Adult!

PreBeginner (Level 1) & Beginner (Level 2)  Soft Shoe only 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Monday – Thursday at the Pro Arte Centre in North Vancouver:

July 15 – 18 , July 22 – 25, August 12 – 15, August 19 – 22, 2019

2019 PreBeginner Summer Class Registration

Adult Classes 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Friday evenings at the Pro Arte Centre in North Vancouver:

July 19, August 16, & August 23, 2019

2019 Adult Summer Classes

Please email Registration Forms to info@eireborn.net

For Advanced Beginner/Novice/Prizewinner/Championship Classes, find the Summer Classes Registration Form in “Dancer Information”.

PreBeginner Sampler (Kids Intro): $30

This is a 4 week sample class for kids interested in trying Irish dancing for the first time! Dancers will learn the basics of traditional soft shoe and Ceili dancing. There is no long-term commitment required. Just lots of fun and a chance to meet some new friends!

Registration for the Pre-Beginner Sampler will only be offered two times during the  September 2019 – June 2020 dance year –  January and April

Classes:
Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:15pm      Pro Arte Centre-1225 E. Keith Rd., North Vancouver

Thursday 4:15pm – 5:00pm  361 Howard Ave., Burnaby

The Pre-Beginner Sampler is a one-time offer for new beginner registrations only.

To register for regular Pre-Beginner classes, please email info@eireborn.net

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EireFit Sampler (Adult Intro Class): $50-$65

EireFit is a 4 week introductory class for adults that want to have fun getting fit while learning the basics of Irish dancing! Dancers will learn both soft shoe and hard shoe solo dancing as well as some traditional Ceili dancing. No experience necessary!
Registration for the EireFit Sampler will only be offered two times during the  September 2019 – June 2020 dance year –  January and April.
Classes:

Monday       8:00pm – 9:00pm at #3-1225 E. Keith Rd., North Vancouver $50

Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:30pm at 361 Howard Ave., Burnaby $65

*The EireFit Sampler is a one time offer for new beginner registrations only.

To register for regular classes, please email info@eireborn.net

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PreBeginner – Level 1 (Soft Shoe)

Dancers will learn the basics of traditional soft shoe dances and Ceili dancing. We begin each class with a proper warm-up, followed by dance drills to learn proper technique, memorization and timing of the first two to three dances, ending with a fun dance and stretching. By the end of the year, Pre-Beginners will have learned at least two to three soft shoe dances to perform at the year-end show.

Regular Classes:

Tuesday  5:15pm – 6:00pm Pro Arte Centre – 1225 E. Keith Rd., North Vancouver

Wednesday 4:45pm – 5:30pm Pro Arte Centre – 1225 E. Keith Rd., North Vancouver

Wednesday 4:45pm – 5:30pm Capitol Hill Community Hall, 361 Howard Ave., Burnaby

Saturday     9:45am – 10:30am Pro Arte Centre – 1225 E. Keith Rd., North Vancouver

To register for regular Pre-Beginner classes, please email info@eireborn.net

Level 2 & 3 – Beginner/Advanced Beginner (Soft Shoe & Hard Shoe)

Dancers in this class will master four soft shoe dances. Each class begins with a warm up, followed by dance drills, technique training, finishing with a fun dance and stretching. Note: Dancers at this level are encouraged to practice more at home as they are eager to learn more and reach higher levels. They may be in this class for a few years mastering their technique and dances, depending on how much they practice.

Learning four hard shoe dances, dancers in this class will master increasingly difficult moves with greater intensity, depending on their ability level and progression.

Classes:
Monday       5:00 – 6:30pm   #3-1225 E. Keith Rd., North Vancouver
Wednesday 5:30 – 7:00pm    361 Howard Ave., Burnaby
Wednesday 5:00 – 5:45pm   #3-1225 E. Keith Rd., North Vancouver

Saturday      9:45 – 10:30am #3-1225 E. Keith Rd., North Vancouver (soft shoe only)

To register for regular Beginner/Advanced Beginner classes, please email info@eireborn.net

Novice, Prizewinner, Preliminary & Open Championship

Please download the Registration Form from “Dancer Information”. Upon completing the Adobe fillable form, please email it to admin@eireborn.net to register dancers in Novice to Open Championship level classes.