The following classes are available:
a) Group: Classes are offered for girls and boys 4 years of age and older. Adult classes are also offered. Classes are divided into different categories. Namely, Beginner for 1st and 2nd year students or the youngest members, 4-6 years or age. Advanced Beginner the 3rd year through 5th year students, 7-10 years of age. Prizewinner is generally for the students who have been taking 6 years or more and are ages 11 and up. We keep in mind at all times that each student is an individual, and progresses and succeeds in competition at their own pace and thus should not be classified with other members of their family for the convenience of time scheduling and transportation.
b) Private: Classes are designed for students who wish to advance in technique and progress to a higher level dance category. Private classes are not recommended for first year beginners. A private class may be scheduled for a time that is mutually convenient for the teacher and student. Private classes last for one half hour (1/2) and they cost 25 dollars.
Your child will be placed in a class that is best suited for him/her. The teacher is the best judge of their status. Factors that influence class placement are:
1) The child’s overall capability and understanding of their dancing.
2) The child’s willingness to practice at home.
3) Overall attendance at classes, and performances.
4) The child’s interest and dedication to their dancing.
5) Overall attendance and success at competitions.
Click here for a list of our policies.
In 1977, Sheila Stevens TCRG/ADCRG founded the Shamrock School of Irish Dance. The first classes were held in church halls in Newington and Plainville, CT. In 1987, Shannon Barry TCRG, became a full time partner with her mother in the Shamrock School.
Dance opportunities are now available 5 nights a weeks and classes may be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays, if needed for special events.
Transfer of Pupil Rule
Any child transferring to the Shamrock School from another Irish dance school whose teacher is a member of An Comission le Rince Gaelacha, and the Irish Dancing Teacher Association of North America will be subjected to the following rules:
1. There will be a retraining period of 6 months where the student will be prohibited from doing competitions.
2. There will be a $25.00 transfer fee paid by the transferee to the Irish Dancing Teachers Association of New England (IDTANE)
The IDTANE is the tracking source for all dancers in New England. Upon the receipt of the transfer, the IDTANE vice regional director will notify the previous teacher of the transfer.
Copyright 2011 Shamrock Dance Studio. All rights reserved.