Irish Dance Classes in South Dublin

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.

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Dance Wear

Irish Dance Costumes

Class Attire

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

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).

Class Costume

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.

Shoe Exchange

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.

Feisanna (Competitions)

Scoil.Rince Seoige at Feisanna

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.

About Us

Scoil Rince Seoige is an Irish Dance School based in Knocklyon, South Dublin. Established in 2008, we offer dance classes from beginner to world championship level for children aged 4 upwards. Dancers are taught solo, céilí (team) and performance dances. In addition to competitions, dancers have opportunities to perform in the theatre and on telelvision. All Scoil Rince Seoige students may undertake examinations in Irish dance from grade 1 to 10.

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Jennifer & Caroline Joyce

Phone:+353 87 663 3601 +353 85 819 8241


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