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Adult Classes

Join our dynamic community of adult students that meets regularly to learn the amazing art of Irish dance.  Technique and fitness are cultivated in an inclusive, growth-focused space.  Our award-winning program consists of happy hours, friendly faces & fancy steps.

"At DIDA, I get an amazing community of dancers, a great workout, and a hobby that fills my heart."

 

- Caity F., District Adult Dancer

2024-25 ACADEMY YEAR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Fall classes begin September 9!

🏆 Congratulations to our 2023 NAIDC Winners

- Claire B. - 1st Place - Adult Championship

- Laura B., Julia T., Lauren M. & Catharine P. - 1st Place - Adult 4-Hand Team

All classes are held at our Tenleytown, NW DC studio.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the best level for you.  New students may join year-round, space permitting, and according to our tuition policies.  If you haven't already, be sure to join our mailing list!

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DISTRICT ADULTS ~ ALL LEVELS (2024-25)

Adult All Levels District Irish Dance

Wednesdays, 7:30pm

60-minute weekly class.  See Registration Page for Pricing (10-month Academy Year payment plan)

Prior experience not required, but new students should contact us.

***2024-25 YEAR BEGINS 9/9*** One of our most popular weeekly adult classes, District Adults All Levels offers a great way to learn the fundamentals of Irish dance technique and improve fitness in a friendly, recreationally-focused setting.  Both soft and hard shoe (traditional / fast speed) are taught in this class, in addition to Ceili and trad sets!

➡️ Available to bundle as part of STUDIO PASS - ADULT BRONZE 🥉

DISTRICT ADULTS ~ ADVANCED (MONDAYS) 2024-25

Advanced Adults District Irish Dance

Mondays, 7:30pm

75-minute weekly class. See Registration Page for Pricing (10-month Academy Year payment plan)

Prerequisite: PW/Prelim/Champ & up recommended.

***2024-25 YEAR BEGINS 9/9***  Geared for advanced adults with prior knowledge of Irish dance who would like to be challenged to learn steps in a fast paced format, this class will support competitive pursuits while promoting a fun environment for adult students, with a focus on solo steps.

➡️ Available to bundle as part of Studio Pass:  ADULT SILVER 🥉 or ADULT GOLD 🥇

DISTRICT ADULTS ~ ADVANCED (THURSDAYS) 2024-25

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Thursdays, 8pm

 

75-minute weekly class. See Registration Page for Pricing (10-month Academy Year payment plan)

Prior experience required.  New students should contact us.

***2024-25 YEAR BEGINS 9/9***  Geared for advanced adults with prior knowledge of Irish dance who would like to be challenged to learn steps in a fast paced format, this class will support competitive pursuits while promoting a fun environment for adult students, with a focus on solo steps.

➡️ Available to bundle as part of Studio Pass:  ADULT SILVER 🥉 or ADULT GOLD 🥇

ADULT PERFORMANCE *NEW* (2024-25)

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Mondays, 6:45pm

45-minute add-on class

 

See Registration Page for Pricing (10-month Academy Year payment plan)

***2024-25 YEAR BEGINS 9/9*** Adult Performance is our show-focused class designed especially for adults.  The class will teach fun and challenging choreography in an encouraging, non-competitive setting.  Ceili / team dances are also taught in this class.  In this weekly "add-on" class we will be partnering with Milwaukee Irish Dance Co. (the adult dance company established by Elyse Transon, TCRG) to explore innovative choreography for special performance opportunities. 

 

Prerequisite:  Must be enrolled in a weekly District Adult Class.  Open to all levels.

➡️ Included with Studio Pass:  ADULT BRONZE 🥉 or ADULT GOLD 🥇

FOR BRAND NEW STUDENTS!
Adult Beginner I & II Summer Session

Blue Knot District Irish Dance

Wednesday Evenings, 7:30pm

45-minute class

 

07/24/2024 - 08/28/2024

6 weeks

Program Cost: See Registration Page.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Learn the basics of Irish hard and soft shoe styles and discover your rhythm at District Irish Dance! Led by our expert instructor team, this 6-week course for new adult beginners is the perfect way to gain knowledge of this incredible dance form!  Limited spots available, held in-person at the DIDA studio in NW DC. Offered for brand new adult/teen students. Note: we cannot pro-rate for missed classes, but make-ups may be permitted per teacher discretion. 

 

➡️ Course graduates are invited to register for All Levels Adults (weekly class on Wednesdays), space permitting.

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