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10 Drop-In Irish-Dance Classes at Celtic Steps (90% Off)

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Irish dance school founded by former “Lord of the Dance” leads offering classes for ages 4 — 12 and adults 15 and over

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Lea
5 ratings3 reviews
November 16, 2019
My daughter was very apprehensive being the oldest girl in the intro class. But upon hearing this, one of the team moms had her older daughter helped my daughter out. The tears stopped and she had a great time!
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Jill
2 ratings1 reviews
August 13, 2019
Very inclusive and welcoming to my daughter who is higher level autistic. Top notch in skills! Excellent superb instruction, Blaine is absolutely brilliant! Always encouraging and always a leader. We love the Lakewood location. Although we are at intro beg state, I can see how my child will thrive and grow for many years to come. Very involved in all the feis competitions. You want the best!
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Jessicatop reviewer
20 ratings6 reviews
February 13, 2019
My kids loved it! Very friendly and fun! Definitely worth it. Thanks!
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Christine
1 ratings1 reviews
May 19, 2018
Top Notch organization. Excellent talent there
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Joan
1 ratings1 reviews
May 15, 2018
Although we are not paying full rate, they are wonderful with new students. Give them one-to-one attention when needed. My kids love it!
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Marinatop reviewer helpful reviewer
16 ratings7 reviews
March 20, 2018
Great instructors! Fun dance!
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Marinatop reviewer helpful reviewer
16 ratings7 reviews
February 24, 2018
Great instructors! Fell in love with Irish dance!

About This Deal

  • 10 1-Hour Drop-In Irish Dance Classes

Irish Step Dance: Watch the Feet

Prepare for your first class with Groupon’s brief look at the long tradition of Irish dance.

Though taut and still from the waist up, the ankles flash and toes feverishly tap to the jovial rhythm of Celtic music. This is the style that Riverdance and Lord of the Dance brought to the world stage in the 1990s, and while it’s not the only Irish dance tradition, it’s probably the flashiest. The step in Irish step dancing refers to an eight-bar segment of music—part of a jig, reel, or hornpipe—which dictates the kinds of moves available to the performer. Rather than artistic interpretation, step-dancing competitions through the ages have tended to reward control, precision, and an encyclopedic knowledge of different steps.

Carrying the Beat

Many of these standards have been passed down from enigmatic figures known as the dance masters. Starting in the mid-18th century, these men would travel from village to village, earning their room and board with local families by teaching the children to dance. Regional styles could vary widely—some prizing nearly silent steps, others explosive sound—but eventually the Gaelic League, founded in 1893 to revive traditional Irish culture and language, standardized things a bit. It created An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (the Irish Dancing Commission) in 1930, which established rules for competitions and continues to operate today.

Bonus Points

  • Step dancers often confine their feet to about one square yard. Helen Brennan’s The Story of Irish Dance collects stories of dancers flaunting their skills by dancing amid a tight grid of sticks or even around a fiddle placed on the floor by a trusting musician.
  • Another popular Irish dance form, ceili, is performed by groups of couples. Though their moves are coordinated, the form is much more forgiving than step dance.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 360 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Registration required. May redeem across visits. Valid only for children's classes for ages 4 - 12 or adult classes for ages 15+. May be repurchased every 12 months. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gift(s). Limit 1 per visit. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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