Irish dancing better known as Riverdance named after the show. Irish dance is a type of traditional dance form that originated in Ireland. Irish dance can be divided between social Irish dance and performance Irish dance.
Irish social dances include Team Dancing. These dances are danced in various formations from 2 to 16 people. Irish performance dance is traditionally known as step dance, popularized by the famous “Riverdance” show. Step dance is known for its rapid leg movements and stationary body and arms. Solo step dances can be performed in soft shoes or hard shoes.
Irish dancing gives children a sense of pride and confidence in their own abilities. It shows them how to dance and learn steps improving memory and cognitive abilities. Irish dance shows them how to collaborate and work with other children of different ages. It lets them learn how to have a healthy competitive drive and it teaches them to be a gracious winner and loser. Overall, the benefits are physically, mentally, and emotionally productive to a child’s well being.
OBE Room, Kenridge Primary School
Advanced: 17:00 – 18:30
Beginner: 14:15 – 15:00
Intermediate: 15:00 – 15:45
Advanced: 16:30 – 17:30
Principal: Wendy Mays
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