Tara_Celtic_Clip_Art_019Tara_Celtic_Clips_shoes_web3Where do dancers begin?

All Dancers begin at the same point:  learning the basics of soft-shoe dancing, i.e. foot placement, execution, carriage, timing, presentation. 

Once the beginner soft-shoe dances have been mastered, dancers progress to more advanced soft-shoe steps and are introduced to hard-shoe dancing.  For younger dancers, the progression usually is during their second year of dancing; older dancers may learn the basics of hard-shoe towards the end of their first year.

All dancers learn solo and team dancing.  Solo soft-shoe dances are reels, jigs and slip jigs; solo hard-shoe dances are treble reels, treble jigs, hornpipes and set dances.  Team dances can be traditional or teacher’s own choreography