http://www.dancecomplex.org/ The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
O'Riley Irish Dance is a one-of-a-kind non-competitive Irish dance program for kids and teens, now in its 10th year. The classes emphasize dancing as a joyful, social activity rather than a competitive one. Although each class addresses rhythm, timing, and technique, first and foremost the emphasis is on musicality: understanding the connection between music and dance, developing a listening ear, and trying to keep the music in the dancing. Students learn a mix of traditional step dancing, sean-nós dance, and set dancing, and are encouraged to get out in the community and enjoy ceilis, sessions, and performances. Cont. Irish Dance I is for students aged 7+ with 1-3 years of experience; Cont. Irish Dance II is for students 10+ with 2-4 years of experience. Contact Jackie for info about beginner classes for students aged 5+.