Classes Our Locations and Offerings
Magennis Academy Class Locations
The Dance Collective
14049 W. Colonial Dr
XL Soccer World
12314 Suttner Ave
Orlando Fl, 32827
7800 Laureate Blvd
Orlando Fl, 32827
This location is only available to children currently enrolled in this school
Marshall Ellis Dance School
1300 La Quinta Drive #1
Spotlight Dance Center
7751 Kingspointe Pkwy #102
Parent and Me: (30 Minutes – Age 3 and Under)
A preliminary insight into the world of Irish Dance for the youngest students and their parents. This class is all about positive introduction to Irish Dance. Dancers and their parents will learn stamps, claps, hops and toe points with some emphasis on balance and coordination. This is a super exciting and interactive way for children to develop basic core skills while testing their listening skills, in a fun and fit environment. It is also the perfect opportunity for parents to bond with their children in a new and creative way.
Tiny Toes: (30 Minutes – Age 3-4)
This is an introductory class which focuses on the basics of Irish dance. Dancers will learn how to stand, move, balance and test their listening skills all whilst leaning the key basics of Irish dance. This class will help younger dancers get ready for the beginner class.
Beginner: (60 Minutes – Age 5+)
This class focuses mainly on the basics of Irish Dance with extra emphasis placed on flexibility, coordination, balance and listening. Dancers will learn and perfect their four core beginner dances – beginner reel, light jig, single jig and slip jig.
Intermediate /Advanced (Competitive): (60+ Minutes Age 5+)
Intermediate and advanced classes are specific to those individuals who have the necessary basics completed and are ready to tackle new, more intricate dances. Students must qualify by competing and/or be invited by an instructor. These classes are considerably more rigorous and particular attention will be placed on cross training outside of dance class to ensure that dancers are in good physical condition to perform to the best of their ability.
Graded examinations (as per IDTANA) provides a structured framework within which irish dancers can progress towards an achievable goal. The Grade Exams syllabus has been designed to provide a strong foundation in Irish Dance by developing a candidate’s physical skills, stamina, expression, musicality and an appreciation and knowledge of the traditional dances and culture. It provides a worthwhile sense of achievement for individuals whether they dance solely for health, recreation or competitive reasons or hope to pursue a career in Irish Dancing.
Grade Exams are unlike competitions in that each candidate is individually examined and receives a detailed written assessment of their performance and knowledge of the grade being attempted. They are open to both male and female candidates regardless of age and ability. Grade Exams consist of an optional Preliminary Grade followed by a further 12 grades with each grade becoming increasingly more demanding on the candidate’s skill, knowledge and ability.
Each Grade must be passed and certificate awarded before a candidate may attempt the next level. A dancer who successfully completes all Grades will be awarded “The Diploma of the Irish Dancing Commission”.