Welcome to Scoil Rince Seoige
Scoil Rince Seoige is a competitive Irish dance school taught by sisters Jennifer & Caroline Joyce (Seoige). They specialise in teaching children and young adults solo, team (figure/céilí) and performance dancing. Scoil Rince Seoige dancers are no strangers to the stage, whether it is at a local or international competition (feis), in theatres or on television. The school prides itself on producing World class Irish dancers both at solo and team level.
Scoil Rince Seoige fosters a love of Irish dance in each individual dancer. Irish dancing contributes many benefits to a child/young adult including self confidence, discipline, core strength, stamina, life long friendships and an appreciation of music.
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Irish Dance Classes
Lessons are grouped into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes. Classes are held on a Monday in St. Colmcilles Community School, Tuesday and Thursday in Ballyboden St Endas. Further advanced classes are held on a Friday. Dancers learn individual, group (team/figure) and performance dances. All dancers are required to attend two classes per week if they wish to compete in feiseanna (competitions). Dancers wear shorts or leggings to class. The dance year extends from September until July.Learn more about Irish Dance Classes
Irish dancing pumps and white poodle socks are required for dancing class. Shorts are suitable but skirts are not unless they are worn with tights or leggings. School uniforms, jeans or baggy trousers are not suitable for dancing class.
Beginner's Outfit includes a black leotard (purchased from Scoil Rince Seoige), black circular skirt trimmed with white ribbon, white cumberband with celtic design and a black hairband with black and white ribbon (all hired from Scoil Rince Seoige).
Scoil Rince Seoige class costume is made of white and black gaberdine with white and black appliqué and finished with black, white, green and gold embroidery.
Scoil Rince Seoige tracksuit is a black and white Malley tracksuit suitable to wear to dancing class, to feiseanna or on class trips.
Scoil Rince Seoige shoe exchange is a method by which parents can buy and sell second hand dancing shoes to and from other dancers in the class.
Irish Dancers can compete in competitions once they have attained an appropriate standard. Dancers compete against dancers who are the same age. Competitve dances are the reel, single jig, slip jig, light jig in soft shoes, and treble jig, St Patrick's Day, and Blackbird in hard shoes. Once a dancer has won their A grade for a particular dance they progress on to dance in the B grade competition, and then onto the C grade competition. The next competition grade is called preopen. The elite category of competitive Irish dancing is called Open grade.
Dancers wear a beginners costume in their A and B grades, and a class costume in their C grade. Makeup is permitted only when a dancer is aged 12 or over. Dancers wear a solo costume of their choice when they are preopen/open grade and 10 years old or above.
Scoil Rince Seoige is a member of the Dublin branch of An Comhdháil. An Irish dance competition is called a feis. Feiseanna are held under the rules of An Comhdháil.