Beginner Class Information

New Beginner Classes

We are now offering weekly beginner classes again this Fall! We are excited to welcome new students into our school!  Below are the times & location for each class. We have one beginner class for ages 4 & up and a new adult class for ages 18 & up. Beginner classes will be held at Eastwood Christian Church - Fellowship Hall on Mondays.  **If Mondays absolutely don't work for you, but you'd love to sign up your child or yourself for a class, we do offer classes on Sundays at the DancEast space, please email us at wendy@scott-ellis.com for more information.

Beginner Class - Ages 4 & Up

Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
LocationEastwood Christian Church - Fellowship Hall (the building right next to the playground with the red door. We teach on the second level right at the top of the stairs in the large Fellowship Hall room)

Description:  In this class, dancers will learn the fundamentals and basic footwork of Irish Dance while also learning choreography & timing of the music for the core dances  ~ Reel, Light Jig, Slip Jig, Hornpipe, & Treble Jig. All dancers learn soft shoe first and then learn hard shoe once they've developed enough strength and understanding of soft shoe.  Dancers in this class do have the opportunity to perform and compete once they have an efficient understanding of their steps, if that is something you desire for your child. Competition levels start at beginner and can be a great opportunity for your child to grow confidence, make friends, and have fun!

Register Here: Beginners

Adult Beginner Class - Ages 18 & Up

Time: 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Location:  Eastwood Christian Church - Fellowship Hall (see note above in beginner class)

Description:  The adult class will also review the basic fundamental footwork, choreography and timing of Irish Dance. There will also be opportunities to learn ceili dancing, which is choreographed group dancing and a lot of fun! Adults can take Irish Dance simply for the fun of it, or to perform and compete, there are many opportunities for that. This class will be low-pressure, but a fun challenging workout as well. We'd love to have you!

Register Here: Adults

For more advanced classes, please email us at wendy@scott-ellis.com

What to Bring/Wear

Dancers should wear comfortable athletic clothes, socks, sneakers or jazz shoes, and hair should be pulled back. Once you're registered and committed to classes, we can help you order beginner soft shoes for your dancer.

*All dancers start in soft shoes or "ghillies" which are similar to a ballet type shoe. Once they learn the basics of soft shoe, they will advance to learning hard shoe as well. Hard shoes are similar to tap shoes.

 


 

Sunday Classes are Held at DancEast Located in East Nashville.

Address:
805 Woodland St #314
Nashville, TN 37206

Monday Classes are Held at Eastwood Christian Church - Fellowship Hall Located in East Nashville.

Address:
1601 Eastland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206