2020-21 YOUTH ACADEMY PROGRAM

 

At District Irish Dance Academy, dancers progress through a color level track, beginning at Shamrock and progressing their towards Black, our highest champion level.  Certain requirements must be met in order to progress to the next level.  We will be offering our 2020-21 Youth Academy Program remotely over Zoom, and small group in-studio classes will also be offered to supplement online content. 

CLASS DATES, TIMES & DESCRIPTIONS BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  THE FULL 2020-21 ACADEMY YEAR SCHEDULE & CALENDAR WILL BE RELEASED MID-JULY.

SHAMROCK BEGINNERS

Tuesdays, 5:00pm

For brand new dancers.  Age 5+

Held remotely via Zoom for the 2020-21 Academy Year.

Shamrock Beginners gives brand new students age 5 and up the opportunity to grow as Irish dancers!  Each class focuses on fundamentals (focus on the FUN!) of Irish dance, using games and skill-building activities while adhering to our three tenets of technique, teamwork, and tradition. 

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GREEN LEVEL

Mondays, 5:30pm

Prerequisite: Shamrock Level, 1 year

Held remotely via Zoom for the 2020-21 Academy Year.

Green level is for dancers who have completed their first year of Irish dance at District Academy, have mastered basic soft shoe reels, jigs and slip jigs, and are ready to learn hard shoe!  Classes will build on the fundamentals of technique taught in Shamrock Beginners with a continued emphasis on teamwork.

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GREEN II LEVEL *NEW*

Mondays, 6:00pm

Prerequisite: Green Level, 1-2 years

Held remotely via Zoom for the 2020-21 Academy Year.

Green II is for dancers who have completed their second year of Irish dance at District Academy, have mastered basic soft shoe reels, jigs and slip jigs, and have begun learning hard shoe!  Classes will build on technique elements taught in Shamrock/Green with an ongoing emphasis on technique.

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ORANGE/RED LEVEL

Tues/Thurs, 6:00-7:15pm

Prerequisite: Exp. Novice, Prizewinner (Orange);  Exp. Prizewinner, Prelim 10&under (Red)

Held remotely via Zoom for the 2020-21 Academy Year.

Orange/Red level dancers are up for the challenge and are ready to grow their knowledge of intricate Irish dance steps, rhythm, footwork and fun new soft shoe material!  Held twice weekly, Orange/Red level is an advanced, fast-paced class with regular team-building crossover class time with Blue/Black level. 

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BLUE/BLACK LEVEL

Tues/Thurs, 7:00-8:30pm

Prerequisite: Prelim (Blue), Open Champ (Black)

Held remotely via Zoom for the 2020-21 Academy Year.

Blue/Black level is our champion class, for experienced dancers who are ready to fine tune their already high degree of skill! Each class will challenge dancers artistically and athletically; competitive pursuits are accommodated but performance opportunities are also encouraged.

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ORANGE THRU BLACK

2020-21 Dates & Times TBD ​

Prerequisite:

Orange Level & Up

Held remotely via Zoom for the 2020-21 Academy Year.

Our Orange thru Black class offers advanced dancers an additional opportunity to fine-tune their skills, work on technique and increase stage presence and confidence.  This fun, fast-paced 90-minute weekly class involves both hard and soft shoe.

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Fusion Footwork

2020-21 Dates & Times TBD ​​

Prerequisite:

Orange Level & Up

 

Held remotely via Zoom for the 2020-21 Academy Year.

Fusion Footwork enables dancers to develop strong hard shoe Irish dance technique, focusing on rhythm, timing and fancy footwork. We’ll also work on performance skills and learn fun treble reel material, which will benefit both competitive and recreational dancers alike! 

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DISTRICT TEAMS (Sept-Nov)

2020-21 Dates & Times TBD ​

Prerequisite:

Orange Level & Up

Our District Teams class is held in advance of the Oireachtas (pronounced “O-ROCK-TUS”)—an annual regional Irish dancing championship competition—from Sept-Nov.  Teamwork is the primary focus of this fun class, designed to prepare our figure teams adequately for the Oireachtas.  This class meets Sept-Nov.

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DISTRICT TROUPE

2020-21 Dates & Times TBD ​

Prerequisite:

Orange Level & Up

Open to levels Orange & up, or with teacher approval, this is our performance troupe class which will prepare dancers for the many shows during St. Patrick’s Day season (and beyond!).  The class will teach fun and challenging choreography in an encouraging, non-competitive setting. 

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DISTRICT IRISH DANCE ACADEMY
5117 MacArthur Boulevard NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20016
info@districtirishdance.com
301-512-7355
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