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Irish Intro/Beginners/Solo/Team/”Just Jig” dancers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What class should I be in?
- If you are 4 years or older (and you have never done Irish Dancing) you will be in the ‘Irish Intro’ class until you are ready to move up to the ‘Beginners’ class.
- If you have learnt Irish Dancing previously you will need to contact Adrian to advise where you have learnt before and what level you are at.
- If you are over 16 years of age or an adult you may want to join us ‘Just Jig’ Irish Dancing Fitness class.
- If you are a competitive dancer you are encouraged to do 3 classes per week.
- If you are a competitive Championship Dancer you are encouraged to do at least 3 or 4 lessons per week.
- All Walker dancers who compete are encouraged to attend our Team class.
What do we wear to class?
- For the first class you may wear any black/pink top with black shorts. Ensure that you can easily move (and kick your legs!).
- After the first class you will be required to purchase a Walker School t-shirt. These are available at class or by emailing Adrian.
What shoes do wear?
- For the ‘Irish Intro’ classes you may wear black jazz shoes or Irish Pumps (available at Reel Celitc – www.reelceltic.com.au or Ditto Dancewear – www.dittodancewear.com.au.
- We also have a range of second hand shoes available at class – starting from $15).
- We have hard shoes available at class for ‘Tiny Toes’ and for ‘Irish Intro’ students. These can be hired for a reasonable cost.
How much are classes?
- Single classes start at approx. $16 per class. You will be invoiced in approximately 10 week periods (school terms). Casual class options are available.
- Contact Adrian to discuss.
- You do not have to compete in competitions – this is your choice. You may want to simply learn in our classes; or perform in our displays; or participate in grade exams.
- Beginner and Primary dancers must wear their Walker Team Costumes in competitions. We have hire options available for new dancers to ensure that this is inexpensive for dancing families.
- If you are an Intermediate/Open dancer you must contact Adrian before purchasing a dress.
- Private lessons are available throughout the year for all levels. Please contact Adrian to book a timeslot in his schedule.
- Adrian Walker is the principal of the Walker School of Irish Dance. Adrian also teaches for Kick Dance. For competitions both the Walker dancers and Kick dancers will compete under the name ‘Walker/Kick’.
We hope to share the passion and joy of our unique dance form with you!