(accompanies creative drama)
Dance to popular music and cover a wide variety of styles including Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Musical Theatre dance techniques. Students can improve their coordination, technique and performance to keep fit and flexible. Challenging for the experienced dancers yet attainable for the less confident, our dance classes are available for ages 3-19.
Students from Juniors through Young Adults are able to take part in a Musical Theatre Dance Exam via the Irish Board of Speech and Drama once per year when enrolled in this class. Put together a repertoire of dance and musical theatre routines to perform for an Irish Board Adjudicator, and perform your routines at Performance Nights each May in the Sean O'Casey Theatre for friends and family.
DANCE STUDIO CLASSES
(choose from various styles of dance)
Inters (4th class through 6th class)
Seniors and Young Adults (1st Year through 6th Year)
Lyrical/Contemporary (Senior class, Young Adult class)
ISTD Modern Dance (exam-based)
Young adults is a pre professional class that develops each student’s confidence in their dance abilities working on their dance technique and performance!
Senior Dance is a highly professional class that develops each student’s confidence in their dance abilities working on their dance technique and performance!
The intermediate dance class in ITW is a fun dance class that focuses on technique and performance. Students begin with a fast cardio warm up followed by a series of stretching exercises and finally strengthening of their arms, legs and core. Students rehearse technique through corner and centre work ranging from kicks to jumps to turns. Hip-Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre are some of the various styles of dance students learn.
Junior Dance is a class which develops each student's dance technique and performance skills! Every class starts with a warm-up which includes stretches, cardio, isolations, co-ordination and technique
Other dance classes available
Hip Hop, Commercial, Jazz Classes
Our phenomenal ITW dance teacher, Lizzy Benham, will put you through your paces in a Dynamic Dance Class based on Hip Hop, Commercial and Jazz techniques. Her dance classes are one of a kind! Lizzy has starred in a multitude of theatrical and television productions; most recently you were blown away by her performance in the Snow Queen at the Gaiety Theatre. Come join her and and unleash your full potential.
Ballet classes at ITW are not syllabus or exam based to maximise understanding of various classical ballet styles and techniques such as Checchetti, Russian, RAD syllabus inspired, Balanchine, Bournonville methods and more. Each class focuses on the traditional ballet format
A fusion of modern, contemporary, and ballet, this class will focus on developing strength and flexibility with expressive, graceful choreography. Dancers will learn turns, leaps, fancy footwork, and partnering within the lyrical/contemporary technique to inspire personal artistry and creativity.
Encompassing a wide range of commercial dance styles including Jazz, Street, Urban-commercial, and Jazz-Funk this class will focus on dance styles seen in music videos and on TV. Hip Hop/Commercial class is about evolving strength, technique, and style while focusing on attack and confidence. Learn amazing acrobatics and dances to your favourite pop songs in a fun, high-energy class.
ISTD Modern for Teens (small group class 4-6 people)
Using the ISTD syllabus, Modern (a cross between Lyrical and Jazz) is an introduction to a structured class with lessons in rhythm, technique, flexibility, musicality, and dance composition/choreography. The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is the world's leading dance exam board, and is the only organisation that covers the full spectrum of dance examinations on a global scale. This class will provide the foundation for a career in dance as a teacher, a college student, or a professional dancer.
Body Conditioning is a one-hour long class that focuses on maintaining and stabilizing strength and flexibility for a stronger body. Each class is divided into 20 minute increments of abdominal exercises, arm exercises, leg and glutei exercises, cardio conditioning, plyometrics, and stretching. Each student will set his/her own goals at the beginning of the year and will develop his/her own programme. Class discussions will include basics to anatomy, kinesiology, nutrition, and overall healthy living. This class is highly recommended for intermediate and advanced dancers, but is open to all levels and abilities.
The ITW Dance Studio is home to two Dance Companies for Inters and Seniors and brings these Companies and other advanced solo dancers to Dance Competitions and Festivals in and around Ireland.
Want to perform ? join one of our dance companies!
Want to dance like they do on DANCE MOMS and GOT TO DANCE? Membership is open to dancers with enrollment of any other ITW Dance class. ITW’s Dance Company seeks members with a great passion for dance who are committed to attending weekly rehearsals and classes. ITW Dance Companies travel to Dance Competitions and perform at Festivals throughout the year.
Want to dance like they do on DANCE MOMS and GOT TO DANCE?
ITW introduces two new, high-quality Dance Companies for talented young dancers and choreographers to create dance pieces for performance. Membership is open to dancers with enrollment of any other ITW Dance class. ITW’s Dance Company seeks members with a great passion for dance who are committed to attending weekly rehearsals and classes. ITW Dance Companies travel to Dance Competitions and perform at Festivals throughout the year.