Maintaining upper body stillness is useful for intense poker games, confronting skittish horses, and for a battle-axe thrower's beautiful assistant. Cultivate your skills with today's Groupon: for $20, you get four weeks of group Irish dancing lessons at McGing Irish Dancers (a $45 value).
McGing Irish Dancers teaches the exhilarating rhythms of Irish dance to both recreational and competitive dancers. Classes take place in a state-of-the-art Irish dance studio, taught by instructors certified by the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin, Ireland. As students hammer out jigs and flit through reels, they gain poise, confidence, and a class full of friends equally enthused about aquatic dancing on rivers. Held in a nurturing and friendly atmosphere, classes allow eager beginners and skills-buffing experts free reign to learn and express themselves without fear of ridicule. Regular rehearsal of slip jigs and set dances can serve as a gateway to the curly-haired world of Irish dance competitions or merely promote puppet-like upper body isolation over brassily boogying legs.
Classes are offered for ages 5 and up. This Groupon is for one hour-long lesson per week for four weeks. No shoe purchase is required for this Groupon, but those wanting to continue after the four weeks will need to acquire a pair of Irish dance shoes.
The Examiner featured McGing School of Irish Dance:
- For over thirty years, McGing School of Irish Dance under the direction of founder and artistic director Mary McGing has put Cincinnati on the map in the world of Irish dancing with competitions and performances including touring with the Cincinnati Pops to appearances in the Soviet Union. – Diana Hoffman, Examiner, 3/16/2010