Beginner Adult Classes

Name
Days
Location
Beginner Adult Class (FREE TRIAL)
The Beginner Adult Class will take you through the fundamentals of Irish Dance. In this 3-week FREE trial class, we will focus on soft shoe skills. You will learn the basics of Irish step dancing, technique, and individual step work! You do not need to attend the free trial classes to register for the 8-week beginner class, but it is highly encouraged!

*No previous dance experience needed, and no requirement to purchase shoes for either the Free trial or 8-week beginner program. Dancers can wear tennis shoes, or ballet slipper (if you already have them).

This will lead into our 8-week Beginner Adult program which will cover both soft shoe and hard shoe dancing for the second half of the session! In the 8-week program, you will also learn a socially distant choreography piece! All classes will be lead by our instructor, Liz who has led our Beginner Adult Program for over the past 4 years!

September 3, 2020: OUTDOOR (weather permitting) Class/Meet and Greet: Minnehaha Falls Bandstand near Sea Salt Eatery
September 10, 2020: Virtual Class via Zoom
September 17, 2020: Virtual Class via Zoom

*The full 8-week session will run from September 24-November 19 (no class October 15)*
Thursday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance

September Specialties 2020

Name
Days
Location
Drills Class with Mallorie
Mallorie will help dancers stay in shape, and keep their skills up during the September Specialties month. This is also a great way to stay connected with your Wolf Pack while regular classes are on break! All classes will be held over Zoom and are open to Beta, and Alpha Dancers. This class will feature a variety of soft shoe and hard shoe drills each week.  
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
Restorative Session
The Restorative Session is open to Alphas and Adults & Parents! A chance to shut off your mind for one hour. The class will open with a guided meditation and close with a prayer. We will use healing binaural beats music and do some restorative yoga poses to calm our internal systems. Restorative yoga requires no yoga experience nor flexibility. It is meant to be supportive, easy and relaxing. Students can expect to be quietly lying on the floor for the majority of class. Wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothing. Bring a yoga mat/sleeping bag/blanket (whatever you need/want to be comfortable on the floor for an hour) plus a pillow & towel & belt/yoga strap if you can. This class will only be offered in-person.
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
Advanced Beginner
This class will focus on Reels, Slip Jigs, Light Jigs, Single Jigs, Treble jigs, and Hornpipes all danced at the Advanced Beginner speeds. The goal of this class is to keep all competition material fresh, receive individual feedback, and work on technique during the month of September!

This class will be open to all Omega, and Beta dancers currently at the Advanced Beginner level, or Novice dancers who are doing traditional (fast) speed Treble Jigs and Hornpipes.

This class will only be available as an in-person class. Dancers will be socially distanced, and masks will be required.
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:20 PM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
Tuesday Strength and Conditioning
This will be a weekly strength and conditioning class to help dancers increase their power, speed, sharpness, while also helping with injury prevention specifically for Irish Dancers! If you are also taking the Novice/Prizewinner or Champ class, you can do the workout in studio, or join us via Zoom to do an online workout from home!

This is open to all Beta, Alpha, and Adult Dancers!
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
Wednesday Strength and Conditioning
This will be a 30-min workout class specifically designed to help irish dancers gain power, speed, and sharpness, as well as help prevent injuries! If you are taking the Novice/Prizewinner or Champ class, you can attend in person, or join us online via Zoom!

This class is open to all Beta, Alpha, or Adult Dancers. A set of Resistance Bands Required for this class.
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
Championship
This class will focus on training for Oireachtas 2020 and dancing at the PC or OC level. Depending on your age group, you will either focus on Reels/Hornpipes or Slip Jigs/Treble Jigs. You do not need to enter Oireachtas 2020 to be a part of this class, but if you would like to train as if you are this is the class for you!

This class will only be offered in-person to allow dancers to use the entire studio space. Group work will be done in our 8ft pods, but then dancers will be able to run their dances one at a time in each studio and use the full space. Masks will be required for in-person training.

This class is open to dancers who have received at least one first place in their core 4 dances in Prizewinner, or are currently dancing at the PC/OC level.
Tu 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
W 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
Rhythm Workshop I
Rhythm Workshop I is open to Omegas and Betas. We will practice finding the beats in music, choreography, do responsive hard shoe drills and add to performance skills for the future.

Please bring hard shoes, sneakers, water, towel, Wolf Pack Spirit and a willingness to clap loud and get a little silly! Due to the work on timing and rhythm these classes will only be offered in-person.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:20 PM
Beta Studio
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
Rhythm Workshop II
Rhythm Workshop II is open to Alphas and Adults. We will practice hard shoe skills, with music and without music, and develop a fun a capella dance. Please bring hard shoes, sneakers, water, towel, Wolf Pack Spirit and a willingness to clap loud and get a little silly! Due to the work on timing and rhythm these classes will only be offered in-person.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Beta Studio
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
Mini Private Lesson with Mallorie
Work on a specific step or skill and get individual feedback from Mallorie, and work on your technique. You will run your step for Ms. Mallorie, and she will give you tips, feedback on how to make it really shine whether you are working on a performance step, or competition material! This will keep your steps looking sharp!

This class will be held outdoors at Longfellow Park: 3435 36th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
All-Adults Outdoor Dance Conditioning
Get back into dancing shape post August break and hang out with the other amazing Mactír adult dancers! This class is open to all levels of Adult dancers!

This outdoor class will be a combination of dance drills, strength training, working on timing, and working on steps - all in tennis shoes and danced outdoors! We will meet at Sea Salt Eatery at Minnehaha Falls, and find a spot nearby to hold class!
Sunday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
All-Adults Outdoor Dance Conditioning
Get back into dancing shape post August break and hang out with the other amazing Mactír adult dancers! This class is open to all levels of Adult dancers!

This outdoor class will be a combination of dance drills, strength training, working on timing, and working on steps - all in tennis shoes and danced outdoors! We will meet at Sea Salt Eatery at Minnehaha Falls, and find a spot nearby to hold class!
Sunday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance

Wolf Pup/Beginners Fall 2020

Name
Days
Location
Wolf Pups 6 and under (FREE TRIAL)
This 4-week FREE Trial Class will meet on Saturday mornings this September/October! During this 4-week free trial, we will work on the basics of Irish Dance, learning foot placement, technique, as well a jig and reel step! All of this learning will be interspersed with games, songs, and learning about Irish Culture from our Beginner Specialist, Ms. Ciara! At the end you will have the option to

*No previous dance experience necessary, and no requirement to purchase shoes or a costume. Dancers will wear socks, tennis shoes, or ballet slippers if they already own them!

9/12/20: OUTDOOR Class/Meet and Greet the Teachers at Longfellow Park: 3435 36th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
9/19/20: Virtual Class via Zoom
9/26/20: Virtual Class via Zoom
10/3/20: Virtual Class via Zoom
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance
Beginners 7+ (FREE TRIAL)
This 4-week FREE Trial Class will meet on Saturday mornings this September/October! During this 4-week free trial, we will work on the basics of Irish Dance, learning foot placement, technique, as well a jig and reel step! All of this learning will be interspersed with games, songs, and learning about Irish Culture from our Beginner Specialist, Ms. Ciara! At the end you will have the option to

*No previous dance experience necessary, and no requirement to purchase shoes or a costume. Dancers will wear socks, tennis shoes, or ballet slippers if they already own them!

9/12/20: OUTDOOR Class/Meet and Greet the Teachers at Longfellow Park: 3435 36th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
9/19/20: Virtual Class via Zoom
9/26/20: Virtual Class via Zoom
10/3/20: Virtual Class via Zoom
Saturday
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Mactir Academy of Irish Dance


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