This activity has been cancelled.
Fun, fitness, & cultural tradition all at once! Kids will experience Irish cÃ©ilÃ dancing (a social style of dance) & Irish step dancing (performance style) while they discover a form of music that they rarely hear on the radio. Experience proper Irish Dance foot positioning, posture, counting music, stretching, hop skips, the side step, and their first jig step. Exposure to Irish Dance brings a focus on extending attention spans, increased stamina, & cultural awareness. A great way to increase cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, balance, strength & learn a few Gaelic words too! Eireann go Brach!
Dances taught are for fun and/or performances; there are no competition opportunities in this class. Class is designed to be as low or high impact as needed. No special shoes are required; some prefer barefoot, socks, or soft jazz shoes. 1. Shorts (no jeans)2. T-shirt/tank top3. Socks, ballet slippers, jazz shoes or Ghillies. No Bare Feet!4. Hair in ponytail, or bun if long enough.5. Water bottle to keep at classAfter the first couple of classes it is encouraged you invest in something for their feet, whether it be used or new ghillies (Irish dance soft shoes) or some ballet / jazz shoes
4. Youth (School Age/ 5yrs - 17yrs)
Laurelhurst Studio - Dance at Laurelhurst Studio
Portland Parks & Recreation