Intro to Irish Dance for Ages 7-12
In this 3 week class dancers will learn the basics of Irish Dance. Over the three weeks learners will be able to incorporate the basics and building blocks into Irish Step Dances. It's great physical activity and exercise!
Cannon Irish Dance
118 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 38 learners
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learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
45 minutes per class
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The Class will begin with some warm up stretches to get the dancers ready for movement. After warm up the dancers will learn some of the basic characteristics of Irish Dance such as toe turn out, crossing feet, pointing toes down, etc. They will then move on to learn a step. Flashcards are incorporated for learners to learn the building blocks of Irish Dance. As the six week session progresses each week there will be a review of what was previously learned and then new material will be...
My goal is that each learner will gain appreciation for Irish Dance and master the basics with the opportunity to advance to a higher level.
I have been teaching Irish Dance to children ages 3 and older for 38 years. I am certified through our teacher organization in Ireland and am a member of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of Mid-America and the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America.
Practice between classes is encouraged.
No special supplies needed. Just comfortable clothing suitable for easy movement.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Learners should wear comfortable clothing suitable for easy movement and flexible shoes which provide traction and also allow them to stand on their toes. No jeans please. Dancers are encouraged to have a water bottle on hand to stay hydrated during class. A large space is not necessary for class however the area should be free from any items on the floor or furniture which may be an obstacle. The class teaches proper technique for Traditional Irish Dances. In addition, dancers will learn coordination, poise, movement and rhythm with emphasis on the basic style and characteristics which make Irish Dance a unique art form. Irish Dance is full of energy with jumps, kicks and skips. This dance style uses rapid footwork with crossed feet keeping to the rhythm of Irish music. Age appropriate activities are included to engage the dancers. Shaping the talents and values of children and young adults and teaching the importance of self achievement provide Peggy with the rewards she seeks as an Irish Dance Instructor. Dancers will benefit from the many wonderful health benefits of Irish Dance..... Overall fitness Increased stamina Good balance Good posture Coordination Rhythm Core strength Muscle strength Improved listening skills Improved memory Self confidence Lung exercise Stress reduction Well being Mind stimulation Tension relief Heart Health
Cannon Irish Dance
Irish Dance for all Ages!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
118 total reviews
124 completed classes
Peggy Cannon began Irish Step Dance lessons in 1970. She won both the Mid-America and North America Championships in 1980-1982. Cannon Irish Dance has offered traditional Irish Step Dance instruction from 1982 through present. Shaping the...