What’s it all about?
Have you ever seen Riverdance and wondered how all of the sharp footwork and rhythms can be performed with such precision…and all with their arms by their sides? Now’s your chance to find out how it’s done! Taught by World Champion teacher and adjudicator Conor Ayres, this introductory class of Irish Dancing will teach the basics in both solo and ceili (group) dancing, covering footwork, posture and a brief background on the history of Irish Dancing.
Irish dancing has evolved since its humble beginnings. Now, due to the success of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, you see Irish dancing popping up in all sorts of mainstream media such as The Wiggles and the Graham Norton show.
What will we cover?
A brief history of Irish dancing, then let’s get physical! Dancers will learn the correct posture, basic steps, and a ceili (group) routine.
Who will be teaching?
Conor Ayres is a teacher and adjudicator at the Christine Ayres school of Irish Dancing. As a dancer she was 8 times Victorian champion, podium placegetter in National Championships and a member of numerous National Champion team titles. She has toured the world dancing with shows such as Celtic Divas, the Guinness Celebration of Irish Music and Cherish the Ladies. As a teacher, she (alongside her aunty and brother) coached 2 teams to win the World Championships in Belfast in 2012, her highlight to date.
Conor believes in the promotion of Irish Dancing as not only an art form, but a brilliant way to get fit while having a lot of fun. She teaches classes for children aged 4 and up to adult dancers in Essendon and Richmond.