Irish Dance Classes
Schedule is subject to change based on enrollment.
Pre-registration (below) is required for all classes.
The health and well-being of our students & their families is our #1 priority. See our Pandemic Policies to learn more. Masks will be required during classes until further notice.
The Studio will be open on the following Tuesdays (other days may be available--contact the studio by email):
July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 11, 18
Group Classes & Private Lessons
You pick the time, between 9:30 am & 6:30 pm Tuesday. Later times may be available some weeks.
Email the studio to set up a class.
Payment for each class will be processed on Monday morning, at which time there will be no refunds, transfers or credits.
Returning competitive students can sign up for 1 class at a time.
Students who are new to the Flying Irish must sign up for at least 3 classes or privates and will be charged a $10 registration fee with their first payment.
If it is not safe for the Studio to be open for classes, Zoom classes will be offered with the same pricing and requirements (see our Pandemic & Virtual class policies).
Your schedule class or private will appear in your family portal
Email the studio to set up a class. Driveway privates are weather permitting.
Dancers must have a board or practice pad to dance on, or dance sneakers. Driveway/walkway must be clean of all debris (trip hazards) and relatively flat. Dancers & instructor must be able to be six feet away from each other.
We supply the music.
Add $10 on to the price of classes (listed below), Must be within a 20 mile radius of Ashby (or an existing student regularly attending classes in May & June).
Group class pricing:
3-4 people, 1 hour class - $16/per person
5-6 people, 90 minute class - $24/per person
Private lessons - $50 for 45 minutes
Semi-private lessons - $35/per person for 1 hour
FREE 20 minute private for existing students (regularly attending all our online classes) whose families have lost income due to the pandemic--maximum 6/family
See the Air Yoga page for booking information.
September 1 - June 18
Age is as of September 1st
Pre-registration closes on 7/31; Registration fee is due 8/1; 1st month's tuition is due 9/1
6:30-8:00 pm Ceili Club (see box below)
4:00-4:45 pm Little Leprechauns (ages 5 & 6) 1st class (9/1) will be a Zoom studio tour, meet & greet, set expectations
4:55-5:40 pm Beginner Soft Shoe (ages 7 - 12)
5:50-6:35 pm Teams (figures, ceilis, freestyle for shows & competitions)--must have a Prime costume ordered by 9/1
6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate Soft Shoe
9:30-10:15 am Little Leprechauns (ages 3 & 4) 1st class (9/2) will be a Zoom studio tour, meet & greet, set expectations
5:15-6:15 pm Soft Shoe (Ages 13 & up)
6:30-8:00 pm Experienced Adults
4:55-5:40 pm Beginner Hard Shoe (jig shoes required)
5:50-6:35 pm Drills & Skills
6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate Hard Shoe
No Class Days 2020-2021
Nov 23-27, Dec 21-Jan 1, Feb 15-19, April 19-23
*Classes are not held on the following single day holidays: Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day (aka Columbus Day), Halloween, MLK Day, St. Patrick's Day and Memorial Day. Dancers will be given a make up class for these holidays.
Air Yoga classes can be scheduled when the Studio is hosting in-person classes. See the Air Yoga page for booking information.
Mondays 6:30-8 pm*
Starting in the fall when we can meet in groups
Ages 12 & up (10 & up for Flying Irish Dancers). $10/class. No registration fee for Ceili Club classes.
Participants must register online. Class will be cancelled by noon on Monday if there aren't enough people registered to run it. Registered participants will receive an email notification if class is cancelled.
Payment (credit card, via the enrollment portal, or cash--exact change) is due just prior to the start of class.
Wear athletic clothing and soft soled shoes/dance shoes. Street shoes are not allowed on the studio floor.
No experience needed! The basics of Irish Dance, 3s & 7s, will be taught/reviewed at the start of each class.
Classes will not be held on holidays, weeks the studio is closed or during times of social distancing.
Within six weeks of our daughter joing the Flying Irish, she was confidently dancing at competition. Her teacher, Mary-Sarah, has taught her about the importance of poise, practice, and self confidence. She has transformed from a child who would never want us to watch her perform, to a child who does nightly performances. She takes Irish dance with her everywhere ... meaning this is her new way of moving around. She has come so far in such a short period of time and looks forward to continuing her lessons and learning new skills. We highly recommend giving this beautiful dance skill a try at the Flying Irish Studio! (Lunenburg, MA)
My 9-year old daughter has been taking lessons at the Flying Irish Studio for 5 years and she truly loves it. Getting the chance to dance in Irish step dancing shows and competitions has taught her that practice and hard work pays off. Watching you child's confidence grow in something they love to do is great to watch. (Ashburnham, MA)
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