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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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*Free trial class only applies to new students for "Academy Program" classes, not Celtic Fit, workshops or any other abbreviated or specially scheduled class.

2019-20 YOUTH ACADEMY PROGRAM

SHAMROCK BEGINNERS

Mondays, 5:30-6:15pm

For brand new dancers.  Age 5+

Held at the DIDA Studio

(5117 MacArthur Blvd NW)

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, 6:15-7:15pm

Prerequisite: Shamrock Level, 1 year

Held at the DIDA Studio

(5117 MacArthur Blvd NW)

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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ORANGE/RED LEVEL

Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45

Thursdays, 6:15-7:45

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

Held at the DIDA Studio

(5117 MacArthur Blvd NW)

*For the 2019-20 academy year, Orange and Red levels will be grouped together* Orange/Red level dancers are up for the challenge and are ready to increase their knowledge of intricate Irish dance steps, rhythm, footwork and fun new soft shoe material!  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

Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm

Thursday, 7:30-9:30pm

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

Held at the DIDA Studio

(5117 MacArthur Blvd NW)

*For the 2019-20 academy year, Blue and Black levels will be grouped together* 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

Saturdays, 3-4:30pm

Prerequisite:

Orange Level & Up

Held at the DIDA Studio

(5117 MacArthur Blvd NW)

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 is both hard and soft shoe.

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RHYTHM & FOOTWORK

Saturday, 4:45-5:30pm ​

Prerequisite:

Orange Level & Up

Held at the DIDA Studio

(5117 MacArthur Blvd NW)

Rhythm & 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)

Saturday, 5:30-6:15pm ​

Prerequisite:

Orange Level & Up

Held at the DIDA Studio

(5117 MacArthur Blvd NW)

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 (Jan-May 2020)

Saturday, 5:30-6:15pm ​

Prerequisite:

Orange Level & Up

Held at the DIDA Studio

(5117 MacArthur Blvd NW)

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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