Mondays 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm,
Tuesdays 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm,
Saturdays 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Dancers in the Leinster Program participate in class one to three times a week depending on commitment level. Classes are 75 minutes in length as dance complexity begins to increase. Students at this level are graduates of the Connacht program and enrollment is open year round.
Dancers are now able to dance independently from their teacher and will continue to master their hard shoe dances. Complexity of dance material continues to progress and students are introduced to the traditional set and the single jig. Students often choose to compete and participate in grade exams. Grade exams will be held once or twice a year and all students will receive a certificate of achievement from an out of town adjudicator. Note that grade exam fees are billed separately from tuition. Students are also encouraged to learn how to practice at home, and are provided with digital media resources and tracking sheets to help them hone this skill. Dancers also learn how to count to eight as well as the names for their dances in the Irish language.
Registration fees cover a school T-Shirt and school journal which will be used to write out dance corrections, record home practice and to make other notes. Students are required to bring their journals to each class.
Class attire includes a school or dance themed shirt, black shorts or skort and white or black dance socks. Students must be fitted with appropriate footwear including both soft and hard shoes to participate in class. Students are encouraged to purchase either a beginner school costume, or when qualified rent the advanced school costume at an annual fee.