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Forest Lake Class!

8th March 2017

Please register for our new Forest Lake class opening soon….

8:30am – 9:30 am – Just Jig – Adult Fitness Class

9:30am – 10:30am – Intro to Irish – Beginners Class (4 years +)

Learn to dance like Emma the Wiggle!

Well done to our WIGGLES stars!

29th December 2015

Congratulations to our fabulous Irish Dancers who performed in the WIGGLES concert!!

If you saw them at the concert, and want to learn Irish Dancing (like EMMA!); come along for a trial lesson!

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Walker/Kick Irish Dance on Facebook

29th December 2015

Please ‘like’ our Facebook Page for current and up to date information!

https://www.facebook.com/walkeririshdance/

2016 Timetable – enrol now!

29th December 2015

2016 CLASS TIMETABLE
SHERWOOD & GRACEVILLE CLASSES
Adrian Walker ADCRG Ann Truman TMRF
Adam Morris TCRG Peg Walker

Monday – KICK – BULIMBA

Tuesday – SHERWOOD UNITING CHURCH
330-415 Tiny Toes & Irish Intro
400-500 Beginner & Primary
500-600 Under 12 teams
600-800 Intermediate & Open Solos
800-900 Under 15 teams
800-930 Open Age Teams

Wednesday – KICK – BULIMBA

Thursday – GRACEVILLE UNITING CHURCH
400-500 Beginner & Primary
400-500 Stretch & Strengthen – Int/Open level
500-630 Intermediate & U15 Open
630-730 Under 15 Figure Dance
630-730 Open Age Choreographies
730-900 Open 15 years + class
Friday – BEAUDESERT

Saturday – GRACEVILLE UNITING CHURCH
830-930 Adults ‘Just Jig’
930-1015 Tiny Toes & Irish Intro
930-1030 Beginner/Primary Solos
1030-1230 Intermediate & Open Solos

PRIVATE LESSONS:
Monday – Bulimba
Tuesday – Sherwood
Wednesday – Bulimba
Thursday – Graceville

New Location – Graceville

10th February 2015

Please join us for a free trial lesson at our new venue; Graceville Uniting Church Hall (215 Oxley Road); Thursdays & Saturday

Beginners from 3 years through to adults welcome.

Irish Dancing classes for fun, and for competition – a great way to get fit, challenge yourself and enjoy our unique art form!

Email walkeririshdance@gmail.com to register for a free trial lesson now.

 

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Summer Workshop

7th January 2015

MONDAY 19th JAN – WEDNESDAY 21st JAN – CHELMER HALL

For all Walker & Kick Irish Dancers

Beginners, Primary – All ages

Intermediate, Open  – All ages

Please email Adrian – walkeririshdance@gmail.com to register.

Free Trial Lesson

9th December 2014

We are now taking enrolments for 2015.

If you would like to trial a lesson before the end of year – please contact Adrian – adrian@walkeririshdance.com – 0422529008

Irish Dancing lessons for beginners – all ages

Tiny Toes – 2 1/2 years – 4 years

Beginners/Primary/Intermediate/Open Solo

Teams – Ceili, choreography, figure dance

Pink & Black Feis – 2014 Celebration!

26th November 2014

“Pink and Black Feis”

hosted by Walker School of Irish Dance

All Walker/ Kick Irish Dancers are encouraged to participate

A feis with a fun atmosphere to showcase and celebrate our talented students and a wonderful year of Irish Dancing 

  • Brigidine College Indooroopilly – Fairley Street Entrance – Kildare Hall – 9am – Sunday 30th November
  • Presentation and Awards Ceremony 4pm
  • BBQ and drinks available from 9am
  • All dancers must wear Pink and Black – Class uniform, Walker skirts/leotards, pink/black team dress, new pink/black dresses, or your own creation – neat and tidy presentation overall. Hair neat and tidy. Wigs etc optional.
  • Age groups as of 1st January 2014. Age groups will depend on entries.
  • A variety of trophies, medals and awards for dances
  • Email Adrian – adrian@walkeririshdance.com for syllabus and entries

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Enrol now for 2015

4th November 2014

Please contact Adrian to enrol for 2015 – adrian@walkeririshdance.com

New classes being offered for 2015 in Sherwood – ‘Tiny Toes’ (A fun class for students to learn the basics of dance through creative movement.  Class will be taught by an experienced, enthusiastic and fully qualified teacher.)

3-5 years olds – day classes – Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 – 10:45 am.

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Register now!

Pink and Black Feis – Celebration!

28th October 2014

“Pink and Black Feis”

hosted by Walker School of Irish Dance

All Walker/ Kick Dancers are encouraged to participate.  Family and friends welcome to join in the festivities!!!

A feis with a fun atmosphere to showcase and celebrate our talented students and a wonderful year of Irish Dancing

  • Brigidine College Indooroopilly 9am – Sunday 30th November
  • Presentation and Awards Ceremony – TBA
  • BBQ and drinks available from 9am
  • All dancers must wear Pink and Black – Class uniform, Walker skirts/leotards, pink/black team dress, new pink/black dresses, or your own creation – neat and tidy presentation overall. Hair neat and tidy.
  • Age groups as of 1st January 2014. Age groups will depend on entries.
  • Please email Adrian – walkeririshdance@gmail.com for a syllabus!

Premierships 2014 – Queensland Irish Club

23rd October 2014

Premierships – QIA Brisbane – – TIMETABLE OF EVENTS

All dancers are required to be at the venue ready to dance 60 minutes early. Sections will start early if able to.

Saturday 1st of NovemberSunday 2nd of November

9.00 am
Novice Reel 4,5 & 6 years
Primary B Premiership 7 years & under
Beginners A Premiership 5 years & under
Beginners A Premiership 6 years
Primary A Premiership 6 years

Prizegiving

10.30 am
Novice Reel 8 years
Primary B Premiership 8 years
Beginners A Premiership 7 years
Beginners A Premiership 8 years

11.30 am
Flora Lynagh Medal Presentation
Prizegiving

12.15 pm
Open Premiership 8 years & under Intermediate Premiership 8 years & under
Beginners B Premiership 8 years & under
Primary A Premiership 8 years & under

1.30 pm
Presentation of New Members and Australian Championship Placegetters
Prizegiving

2.45 pm
Novice Reel 9 years
Beginners B Premiership 10 years & under
Primary A Premiership 10 years & under
Beginners A Premiership 9 years
Beginners A Premiership 10 years

3.45 pm
Primary B Premiership 10 years & under
Intermediate Premiership 9 years
Intermediate Premiership 10 years
Open Premiership 10 years & under

Prizegiving

6.00 pm – Estimated time of completion.

9.30 am
Novice Reel 11 years
Open Premiership 12 years & under
Beginners A Premiership 11 & 12 years
Primary A Premiership 11 years & over
10.15 am
Intermediate Premiership 11 years
Intermediate Premiership 12 years
Primary B Premiership 11 – 13 years
Beginners B Premiership 11 years & over
Prizegiving
12.30 pm
Primary B Premiership 14 years & over
Intermediate Premiership 13 & 14 years
Intermediate Premiership 15 years & over
1.30 pm
Open Premiership 13 years
Open Premiership 14 years
Open Premiership 15 & 16 years
Open 17 years & over

Prizegiving

4.30 pm – Estimated time of completion

Sections listed together will run concurrentl

Walker/Kick Irish Dancers – Nationals 2014

7th October 2014

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A complete list of results for all place-getters at the 2014 National Championships is below. Congratulations to ALL who danced – we are very proud of those who represented the Walker/Kick dancers so beautifully in solos and teams. Congratulations to those who competed in the Nationals for the first time; those who reached their personal dancing goals; and to those who have improved with their results! Great sportsmanship and team comradarie was demonstrated by all Walker/Kick dancers and their families.
WALKER/KICK SOLO RESULTS
4th – Liam Clark (15 years)
5th – Grace Kelly (14 years)
6th – Zachariah Alkhousi (10 years)
7th – Isabella Armitage (8 years)
21st – Hannah Wass (17 years)
27th – Breannah Deed (16 years)
28th – Ella Masterson (11 years)
32nd – Prudence Sterling (14 years)
33rd – Amy McLeary (10 years)
33rd – Sophie Ginnivan (12 years)
40th – Keira Donaghy (11 years)
49th – Jacqueline Scheiwe (Senior Ladies

WALKER/KICK TEAM RESULTS
5th – Under 15 Mixed 4 Hand
5th – Under 15 Girls 8 Hand
6th – Open Age Girls 4 Hand Choreography
7th – Open Age Mixed 8 Hand
7th – Open Age Girls 8 Hand
8th – Under 18 Girls 4 Hand
10th – Open Age Mixed 4 Hand
13th – Under 15 Girls 2 Han
15th – Under 15 Girls 4 Hand – Team B
15th – Under 18 Girls 4 Hand
15th – Open Girls 4 Hand – Team B
16th – Under 12 Girls 4 Hand
17th – Under 15 Girls

Thank you to Milton Baar – swoose.net for the lovely images.

2014 Australian Championships – Good luck!

26th September 2014

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Italian doctor finds cure for Parkinson’s Disease in Irish dancing

16th September 2014

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/italian-neurologist-finds-improbable-cure-for-parkinsons-disease-in-irish-dancing-197291231-237768881.html?page=1
Amazingly, he has found a way to connect both his professional life and his love of trad music.

The story begins in June of 2010 in Peppers Pub, a Trad hot spot located in the tiny village of Feakle (population 126), in County Clare. Peppers regularly offers Trad nights where customers can enjoy music, and if so inclined, participate in set dances. On this particular night, Dan Fox (Volpe’s stage name) was playing alongside Charlie Piggot, one of the founding members of De Dannan, and as the band was about to start, the Italian doctor noticed a man with an unsteady gait enter the pub. “Someone with Parkinson’s,” he remembers thinking.

About 20 minutes later the band opened the floor for a set dance, and Volpe was surprised to see the man with Parkinson’s among the dancers. What followed was incredible: the man who walked so unsteadily required no assistance to dance. Indeed, the man went through the moves effortlessly, as if he were a different person. Dr. Volpe was quite puzzled, and asked Charlie about a particular leg movement he noticed. Thus Dr. Volpe learned about the Reel step.

Congratulations Siobhan & Tom!!

15th September 2014

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Congratulations to our beautiful bride Siobhan (Ann’s daughter), who married Tom, on Saturday 13th September.

We appreciate the support & encouragement that the Walker and Kick Irish dancers and their families showed Siobhan & Tom.  It was a lovely celebration for those involved in our very special community.

We wish Siobhan and Tom all the best x

National Championships 2014

10th September 2014

NATIONAL INFORMATION

2014 Canberra Nationals – Exhibition Park In Canberra

Timetable: www.aidainc.com

Venue will be opened on Monday 29th September from 12 noon to 4pm for ticket purchase, collection of dancer packs. Vendors’ area will be open from this time also.

 

  1. All entry prices and pre-purchase details are available at www.aidainc.com

Please click on the ‘Nationals Tab’, then the ‘Online Shop’ on the right hand side menu. You may also pre purchase the program, Ceili tickets and Spring Cocktail Party tickets. All purchases will be available to be picked up at the venue.

  1. Dancer Entry – Wristband. All dancers competing in Solo and Ceili will receive a dancer pack, which will contain a wristband to be worn all week. Championship Certificate and also competitor number. Replacement wristbands will cost $5-00.

Dancer packs will be available for collection from the AIDA Inc Table in the Vendors Area

  1. Ceili – All dancers are required to purchase a ticket for the Ceili. Adult and Children tickets are available at the ‘Online Shop’ on the AIDA Inc website
  1. Registered Dancer attending Championships but not competing. Under 25 Years will be required to purchase a dancer Wristband Cost $5-00 for the week.

Registered dancer over the age of 25 can purchase a daily ticket at half the daily price, which will be $17-00. This does not apply to multiple day tickets.

  1. Practice Room will be on the first level above the Ticket Box.
  1. Tanning Vendor will also be upstairs in this area. New tanning vendor this year is Shine Tanning email: fitnesskat@yahoo.com.au

Phone: 0403 412 607

  1. Northwest – Official Merchandise
  1. Raffle – Prize – 4 night’s accommodation at the Royal Pines Resort for the 2015 Australian International Oireachtas. Tickets are $5-00 each. Limited number available under the ACT Gambling Act so suggest you purchase when picking up your wristband and program.
  1. Parking and Transport – http://www.epic.act.gov.au/visiting/parking_and_transport
  1. Vendors – The following vendors have been confirmed:

Shine Tanning

Liz’s Hair Stop

Mary Skotnicki

Claddagh International

Ditto Dancewear

Dance Pride

PP Photography

Irish Dance Diva

Spring Feis Timetable

26th August 2014

2014 AIDA (QLD) SPRING FEIS TIMETABLE

All dancers are required to be at the venue ready to dance 30 minutes prior to scheduled time.  

Sections will start early if able to.

SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

9am: 9 & 10 Years – All Grades – Soft Shoe

10.30am: Prizes

11am: 9 & 10 Years – All Grades – Hard Shoe & Sets

12.15pm: Prizes / Lunch

12.45pm: 6 – 8 Years – All Grades – Soft Shoe

3pm: Prizes

3.15pm: 6 – 8 Years – All Grades – Hard Shoe & Sets

4.15pm: Prizes

4.45pm: 11 & OVER – Beginners – Soft Shoe;

11 & 12 Years – All Grades – Soft Shoe

5.30pm: Prizes

 

5.45pm: 11 & OVER – Beginners – Hard Shoe;

11 & 12 Years – All Grades – Hard Shoe & Sets

7.15pm: Prizes


SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

9am: 13 & OVER Primary;

13 & 14 Years – Intermediate & Open

11.30am: Prizes

12pm: 15 & OVER – Intermediate;

15 & 16 Years – Open

1.30pm: Prizes

2pm: 17 & OVER – Open ONLY

4.30pm: Prizes

Good luck Walker/Kick Dancers!

13th August 2014

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2014 Australian National Championships

7th August 2014

The Nationals Timetable is now available at:

http://aidainc.com/2014-timetable

Feis Results

6th August 2014

Congratulations to all Walker & Kick Irish dancers who competed at the Mid Year Feis.  Congratulations to our 15 years solo Champion, Liam Clark, and to our champion teams – U10 4 Hand Ceili, U12 8 Hand Ceili, U12 Progressive and U18 8 Hand Ceili.  Great team work was displayed by all our dancers.

Well done to Hannah Wass (5th place) and Liam Clark (4th place) who danced at the Claddagh Feis.  It was wonderful to see these dancers perform in these premierships in Sydney with Australia’s best!

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State Championships 2014 – Timetable

22nd July 2014

TIMETABLE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

 FRIDAY

9.00AM

9 YRS BOYS

9 YRS GIRLS

7 & 8 YR BOYS

7 YRS GIRLS

11.00AM

8 YR GIRLS

10 YR BOYS

10 YR GIRLS

1.00PM – RESULTS

2.00PM

11 YR BOYS

11 YR GIRLS

12 YR BOYS

12 YR GIRLS

 

5.15PM

13 YR BOYS

13  YR GIRLS

14 YR BOYS

14 YR GIRLS

7.45PM – RESULTS

 

SATURDAY

9.00AM

U 10 AND U 12 CEILI – GIRLS AND MIXED

U 10 – 4 HANDS

U 10 8 HANDS

U 12 4 HANDS

U 12 8 HANDS

10.15am

15 YR BOYS

15 YR GIRLS

16 YR BOYS

16 YR GIRLS

17 YR BOYS

17 YR GIRLS

12.45PM RESULTS

2.00PM

18 YR MEN

18 YR LADIES

19 YR LADIES

SENIOR MEN

SENIOR LADIES

TRADITIONAL SET DANCE 17 & OVER

5.30PM – RESULTS

 

SUNDAY

9.30AM – U 12 CHOREOGRAPHY – GIRLS AND MIXED

 3 HANDS

2 HANDS

 

10.45AM -U 15 CEILI  – GIRLS AND MIXED

 4 HANDS

8 HANDS

6 HANDS

2 HANDS

11.45AM

OPEN AGE FIGURE DANCE

12.00– RESULTS

1.45PM DANCE OF CHAMPIONS

 2.30PM – U 18 CEILI AND OPEN AGE CEILI – GIRLS AND MIXED

 U 18 4 HANDS

OPEN 4HANDS

U 18 8 HANDS

OPEN 8 HANDS

PROG

3.15PM

OPEN CHOREOGRAPHY

3 HANDS

4HAND

4PM – RESULTS

Mid Year Feis Timetable

10th July 2014

2014  Mid Year Feis Timetable

All dancers are advised to be ready to dance 1/2 an hour prior to starting time of sections, as we will commence early if running ahead of schedule.

 Saturday 26th July

8.30am            7 & 8 Years.  Intermediate & Open.

9.30am            9 Years & 10 Years.    Intermediate & Open.

11.30am         Results. 7,8,9 & 10 Years.

12.30pm         11 Years. Intermediate & Open.

2.00pm           12 Years. Intermediate & Open.

3.30pm          Results  11 & 12 Years.

4.00pm           13 & 15 Years.  Intermediate & Open

6.00pm           14 Years. Intermediate & Open.

7.30pm          Results. 13, 14 & 15 Years.

Sunday 27th July

9.00am           16 Years and Over Intermediate.

16 & 17 Years Open.

11.15am         Results.

11.45am         18, 19 & 20 years & Over Open.

2.00pm           Results.

2.30pm           Under 10 & Under 12. Teams.

3.15pm           Results

3.30pm           Under 15, Under 18 & Open Teams

5.30pm

Feis Season!

23rd June 2014

It has been a busy couple of months for the Walker/Kick Irish Dancers!

We have well and truly hit the madness of feis season and our dancers have been reaping the rewards of their hard work. A special mention should be made to Grace Kelly – our runner up Australian International Oirechtas Champion, and to our wonderful freestyle team who placed 4th in the inaugural event!

We have also had many champion solo dancers perform at the Gold Coast Feis and our newest recruits at the Crocker Feis.

Adrian has also been enjoying the feis season, by adjudicating fabulous dancers in Melbourne, Mt Isa and Canberra. It seems that it has not only dancing he has been judging, but was a judge for the Isa Cup – Fashions of the Field.  Perhaps he inspired some of their contestants with some of  the latest feis fashion trends!

Enjoy our collection photos from all of these events (thank you Milton Baar for the AIO images!).

 

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Well done Walker Teams!

6th May 2014

An email that we received at Walker Irish Dance this morning.

“Good Morning

Trust you do not mind but I just wanted to say how fantastic your dancers were on Sunday.  You would know this already I realise.

But truly it was an absolute pleasure and joy to watch all groups but those older girls and young lads were something else.

I could have just watched them all afternoon. I love Group dancing and even more so when you have the style and grace of that group.

You must be very proud of their work and yours.  You know something was great when you can remember them and it brings a smile to your face.

Thank you for letting us see them.”

 

May Feis 2014

5th May 2014

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Congratulations to all Walker/Kick Irish Dancers who danced at the 2014 May Feis.

A particular mention to our Champions – Ella & Keira; Liam & Grace; Kate, Courtney & Jacqui & the Open Progressive Ceili.

Superb dancing from you all!  Thank you Julia Ott Photography for the lovely images – http://www.juliaottphotography.com.au/

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World Championships 2014

2nd May 2014

Well done to Liam Clark and Jacqueline Scheiwe who represented the Walker Irish Dancers beautifully at the 2014 World Championships in London.  Adrian & Ann were very proud to watch you dance on the World stage.

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Thank you to Milton Baar for the wonderful photographs. (c)Milton Baar, MediaImages

 

 

Walker & Kick Irish Dancers on Wurrawhy

1st May 2014

Check out the Walker & Kick Irish Dancers on Wurrawhy (about 20 minutes in!)

http://tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/wurrawhy/2014/5/1

Well done Ella, Grace, Kate & Jacqui.

If you want to learn Irish Dancing like them – register now for a free trial lesson.  Contact Adrian – adrian@walkeririshdance.com

 

Kookaburra Queen – St Patrick’s Day Dinner Cruise

9th March 2014

Walker/Kick Dancers will be performing on the Kookaburra Queen on 15th March!

http://www.kookaburrariverqueens.com/special-events.html

 

The St Patrick’s Day celebrations have begun!

9th March 2014

Our dancers have started performing early for St Patrick’s Day. If you managed to see them on Friday 7th March in the Queen Street Mall or the Irish Festival Ball you were no doubt entertained by their energy and enthusiasm.  If you have been inspired to learn Irish Dancing after seeing them, or have always wanted to be able to perform a ‘jig’ during Paddy’s day celebrations; we have classes for all levels and ages!  Contact us – adrian@walkeririshdance.com

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Paddy’s Day Celebrations

4th March 2014

Come and check out the Walker/Kick dancers over the Paddy’s Day celebration period!!!!

Queen Street Mall – Friday 7th March- 1pm & 3pm

Irish Association Ball – Friday 7th March- 7pm

St Patricks Day Parade – Saturday 15th March

Kookaburra Queen Cruise – Saturday 15th March

GAA Sports Day – Sunday 16th MArch – 3:30pm

Queen Street Mall – Monday 17th March – 1:00pm

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Australian International Oireachtas

28th February 2014

Australian International Oireachtas – Now taking entries!

Royal Pines Resort, Ross St, Benowa QLD 4217

30th, 31st May and 1st June 2014

 http://aidainc.com/oireachtas

2014 April Feis

28th February 2014

A.I.D.A QLD INC – 2014 APRIL FEIS

(Registered with An Coimisiun, Dublin)

VENUE:

Balmoral State High School

Corner of Thynne & Lytton Roads, Morningside

DATES:

 Saturday 5th April 2014 – 12 years and under

 Sunday 6th April 2014 – 13 years and over

ADJUDICATORS:

Conor Ayres ADCRG (VIC)

Carmel Doyle ADCRG (SA)

Australian Championships – Allocated Days

25th February 2014

ALLOCATED DAYS FOR 2014 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Note: This list does not denote the order in which these Championships will dance each day

Tuesday 30th September, 2014
7 Years Girls Sub-Minor Championship
7 Years Boys Sub-Minor Championship
8 Years Girls Sub-Minor Championship
8 Years Boys Sub-Minor Championship
9 Years Girls Minor Championship
9 Years Boys Minor Championship
10 Years Girls Minor Championship
10 Years Boys Minor Championship
12 Years Girls Junior Championship
12 Years Boys Junior Championship
Wednesday 1st October 2014
11 Years Girls Junior Championship
11 Years Boys Junior Championship
13 Years Girls Intermediate Championship
13 Years Boys Intermediate Championship
14 Years Girls Intermediate Championship
14 Years Boys Intermediate Championship
Under 10 Years Girls Ceili Championships 4 & 8 Hands
Under 10 Years Mixed Ceili Championships 4 & 8 Hands
Thursday 2nd October, 2014
15 Years Girls Senior Championship
15 Years Boys Senior Championship
Under 12 Years Girls Ceili Championships 4 & 8 Hands
Under 12 Years Mixed Ceili Championships 4 & 8 Hands
Under 12 Years Girls 3 Hand Championship
Under 12 Years Mixed 3 Hand Championship
Junior Figure Dance Championship – Under 12 Years
Friday, 3rd October, 2014
19 Years Ladies Championship
19 Years Mens Championships
20 Years and Over Ladies Championship
20 Years and Over Mens Championship
Under 15 Years Girls Ceili Championships 4 & 8 Hands
Under 15 Years Mixed Ceili Championships 4 & 8 Hand
Under 15 Girls Reel in Couples Championship
Under 15 Years Mixed Reel in Couples Championship
Intermediate Figure Dance Championship – Under 15 Years
Saturday 4th October, 2014
16 Years Girls Senior Championship
16 Years Boys Senior Championship
17 Years Ladies Championship
17 Years Mens Championship
18 Years Ladies Championship
18 Years Mens Championship
Under 18 Years Ceili Championship 4 & 8 Hand
Sunday 5th October, 2014
Open Age Girls Ceili Championship 4 & 8 Hand
Open Age Mixed Ceili Championship 4 & 8 Hand
Own Choreography 4 Hand Jig Championship – Girls
Own Choreography 4 Hand Jig Championship – Mixed
Senior Figure Dance Championship

March Feis – 1/2 March

2nd February 2014

A.I.D.A QLD INC – 2014 MARCH FEIS
(Registered with An Coimisiun, Dublin)

VENUE: Silkstone State Primary School
Prospect Street
Silkstone, Ipswich

DATES: Saturday March 1, 2014

– BEGINNER/PRIMARY – ALL AGES
– INTERMEDIATE/OPEN 14 AND UNDER

Sunday March 2, 2014

– INTERMEDIATE/OPEN 15 AND OVER.

ADJUDICATORS: Christine Ayres

2014 – Enrol Now!

5th January 2014

Welcome back to the Walker School of Irish Dance for another fun year of Irish Dancing.

If you are returning back to classes or if you are joining us for the first time, please download the enrolment form (under ‘contact’) and register ASAP to guarantee your position in our classes.

We are looking forward to another wonderful year of Irish Dancing!

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Feis Dates 2014

19th December 2013

Tentative Feis Dates – 2014 – AIDA QLD

MARCH FEIS – MARCH 1/2-

HARP AND SHAMROCK FEIS APRIL 5/6 – LOURDES HILL

QIA FEIS – MAY 3/4

AIO – 30/31 MAY/JUNE 1

GOLD COAST FEIS – JUNE 7/8

MID YEAR FEIS JULY 26/27

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – 15/16/17 AUGUST

SPRING FEIS SEPT 6/7

PREMIERSHIPS – OCT 25/26

Adrian Walker ADCRG

19th December 2013

Congratulations to Adrian Walker who recently passed his ADCRG exam (to become an Irish Dancing Adjudicator).

Great work!

 

 

 

Australian International Oireachtas

5th December 2013

The syllabus is now available for the Australian Internationl Oirechtas!

Come down under and join us a week later for the McAleer Feis or stay in Queensland for the Gold Coast Feis afterwards!

http://aidainc.com/oireachtas

 

Pink & Black Feis

3rd December 2013

Attached is the timetable for the Pink and Black Feis – Brigidine College – Indooroopily – Saturday 14th December

Everyone is welcome to come and view the Walker & Kick Irish Dancers in action.  BBQ and celebrations on the day!

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Thanks Mitlon – swoose.net – for the lovely image!

Summer Workshop!

3rd December 2013

Attention all Walker/Kick Irish Dancers!

Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd January – Summer Workshop

Save this date.  Let’s start the year with a ‘bang!’  Guest choreographer.

All dancers welcome – Beginners/Primary/Intermediate/Open

More details to come!

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Open Week – 10th December & 12th December

2nd December 2013

Walker Irish Dance classes are available for viewing for Open Week – on Tuesday 10th December and  Thursday 12th December.

Parents can come and view their child in action during a class, or if you are interested in joining us next year, please come and view!

Register via email – adrian@walkeririshdance.com

 

 

South West News – Luck of the Irish

20th November 2013

Check out our dancers in the South West News celebrating our National Trophy!

http://quest.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

If you’ve ever thought about learning Irish Dancing, now is your chance!

Register now for a free trial lesson.

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New Classes 2004! Yeronga, Sherwood, Chelmer, Bulimba

18th November 2013

Our new timetable for 2004 will be released shortly  – Yeronga, Sherwood, Chelmer and Bulimba!

Our classes will include ‘Tiny Toes’ (from 4 years), Championship classes, Stretch and Strengthen, Teams & Figure dance classes and ‘Just Jig’ (Adult fitness classes)!!!

Our Yeronga class will be opening on Wednesday afternoons!

More details to come.  Please contact Adrian – adrian@walkeririshdance.com for questions and queries regarding 2014 enrolments!

Pink & Black Feis – Walker Class Feis

11th November 2013

The Walker School of Irish Dance is a hosting a class feis for all Walker/Kick dancers.

Please veiw the attached syllabus and return to Adrian by the 20th November.

It should be a wonderful celebration of our dancing year.

Walker Class Feis

Grade Exams

11th November 2013

Well done to the Walker/Kick dancers who participated in their Grade Exams on the weekend.

Grade exams are important to our dancers and here are a few reasons why:

Dancers are given written feedback on their technique
Dancers get to perform without the stress of competition
Dancers wear our basic class uniform. No costumes/wigs required.
Dancers who plan on becoming Irish Dance teachers (TCRG) post 2018 will be required to have completed 12 Grade Examinations

For more information on grade exams:

http://aidainc.com/dancers-certificate-and-diploma-examinationsgrade exams pic

Sherwood Festival – Friday 8th November

8th November 2013

Come and see the Walker Irish Dancers in action at the Sherwood Festival – Friday 8th November – on the main stage!

2013 Flora Lynagh Medal Winner – Grace Kelly

1st November 2013

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Congratulations Grace Kelly for winning Queensland’s Flora Lynagh Medal (‘best and fairest’) for her age group – 13 years.

You hard work and dedication to your dancing has certainly paid off. We are all proud of you!

7 Solo Champions – 1st place – 2013 QLD Premieriships

31st October 2013

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Well done to the Walker/Kick dancers at the 2013 QLD Premierships.

We congratulate our seven solo champions, our many dancers that made it on to the Top 5 podium, and all our other successful place getters. Wonderful energy and enthusiasm from the Walker/Kick gang and our supporters.

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Thank you to Julia Ott Photography for the lovely images.

 

 

 

Walker/Kick – National Champions!!!!!

8th October 2013

A huge congratulations to our winning team of dancers!!!

1st place – Under 16 – Mixed – 8 Hand Ceili

Many more top 3 placings and brilliant results too (these will be posted shortly).

1st place

Thank you to Milton Baar – swoose.net –  for the beautiful image

Australian Championships

25th September 2013

For all information regarding the upcoming National Championships – please visit http://aidainc.com/championships

National Rehearsals

18th September 2013

As the Walker/Kick dancers prepare for Nationals here is the full schedule for the week prior to our trip to Perth!

SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER –ALL WALKER/KICK TEAMS/SOLOS.  Lourdes Hill Hawthorne.  Open Solos – 12:45 – 1:45.  Teams 1:45 – 4:00.

TUESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER -ALL WALKER/KICK TEAMS/SOLOS.  Sherwood Uniting Church Hall.  U13 TEAMS – 4pm-5pm.  SOLOS: 5pm – 7pm. U16, U19, OPEN – 7pm-8:30pm.

 WEDNESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER – PRIVATE LESSONS –  Sherwood Uniting Church Hall.  From 5pm.

 THURSDAY 26th SEPTEMBER -ALL WALKER/KICK TEAMS/SOLOS.  Chelmer Hall.   U13 TEAMS – 4pm-5pm.  U16, U19, OPEN – 7pm-8:30pm.

 

Spring into Spring!

9th September 2013

Congratulations to all Walker/Kick dancers at the feis on the weekend.

It was fantastic to watch all of our dancers, and particularly our newest recruits, spring into spring!

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Spring Feis – Timetable

4th September 2013

Below is the Spring Feis timetable for this weekend – 7th & 8th September. Best of luck to our Walker/Kick dancers.

2013 AIDA SPRING FEIS TIMETABLE

Bridge to Brisbane

1st September 2013

Our young and vibrant dancers pounded the pavement (not Irish Dancing this time!) whilst running the Bridge to Brisbane.  The dancers sprung into Spring to show Brisbane how fit Irish Dancers really are!  A fantastic effort – well done!

Walker Irish Dancers - Bridge To Brisbane

Performance Request – Booking Form

27th August 2013

Performance Request Form

Lately we have had many requests for performances.  If you would like us to perform at your event – festival, corporate function, school fete, wedding or show; please fill in the appropriate form.

Feis Fun

26th August 2013

The Walker dancers thoroughly enjoyed the QIA Beginner & Primary Feis on Sunday 25th August.  Our newest recruits danced for the first time in the beautiful ball room of the Tara House.  Congratulations to all our wonderful dancers.

Very excited dancers below are checking out the program of events for their day of dancing!

Fies Fun

2013 State Championships

12th August 2013

A successful State Championships for the Walker/Kick dancers!  A huge congratulations to our champion dancers – Liam Clark (14 years), Ella and Keira (U13 Reels in Couples),  Grace and Liam (U16 Reels in Couples Mixed) & Lily, My, Bella & Mia (Under 11 4 Ceili).  Wonderful team spirit and sportsmanship was demonstrated by all dancers, parents and supporters.  Thank you to Ann & Peg, Lisa & Char for all your dedication and hard work towards our dancers.

2013 State Championships

2013 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – WALKER/KICK RESULTS

7 YEARS
2nd – Isabella Armitage
7th – Olive Breen
8th – Montanna Pearse
Championship Medals – Zoe Samson Wood, Sarah Le, Ella March

8 YEARS
5th – Milicent Carlile
Championship Medal – Jacqueline Kewley, Halle Shepard, Tierney Masterson, Cassie Mantis9 YEARS
2nd – Mia Brennan
3rd – Lily Carbone
Championships Medals – Amy McLeary, Olivia Reynolds, Sadie Ridgeway10 YEARS
6th – Ella Masterson
8th – My Le
9th – Keira Donaghy

11 YEARS
5th – Harriet Carlile
Championship Medal – Sophie Ginnivan

12 YEARS
9th – Grace Sinclair

13 YEARS
2nd – Grace Kelly
11th – Kristy Lee Carbone
12th – Prudence Sterling
Championship Medals – Kira Delore, Holly Wildermuth, Lc King, Monique Broughton13 YEARS BOYS
2nd – Andrew Edwards

14 YEARS
5th – Gabriella Hinz
7th – Casey Reilly

14 YEARS BOYS
1st – Liam Clark

15 YEARS
Championship Medal – Breannah Deed

16 YEARS
Championship Medal- Hannah Wass

17 YEARS
6th – Kristyn Rice McDonald
8th – Carole Donaghy
Championship Medals – Cayley Hafner, Courtney Norton

19 YEARS
4th – Jacqueline Scheiwe
Championship Medal – Amanda Harding

SENIOR LADIES
8th – Kate Foley

UNDER 11 GIRLS 4 HAND
1st – Walker/Kick Team C
4th – Walker/Kick Team D
10th – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 11 MIXED 4 HAND
4th – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 11 GIRLS 8 HAND
3rd – Walker/Kick0 Team A

UNDER 13 GIRLS 4 HAND
3rd – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 13 GIRLS 8 HAND
2nd – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 13 PROGRESSIVE CEILI
3rd – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 13 GIRLS 3 HAND CHOREOGRAPHY
3rd – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 13 GIRLS REEL IN COUPLES
1st – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 13 MIXED REEL IN COUPLES
3rd – Walker/Kick Team C

UNDR 16 GIRLS 4 HAND
3rd – Walker/Kick Team C
4th – Walker/Kick Team D

UNDER 16 MIXED 4 HAND
3rd – Walker/Kick Team A
5th – Walker/Kick Team B

UNDER 16 YEARS 6 HAND
2nd – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 16 MIXED 8 HAND
2nd – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 16 GIRLS REEL IN COUPLES
3rd – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 16 MIXED REEL IN COUPLES
1st – Walker/Kick Team A

UNDER 19 GIRLS 4 HAND CEILI
5th – Walker/Kick Team B

UNDER 19 GIRLS 8 HAND CEILI
2nd – Walker/Kick Team A

OPEN AGE GIRLS 4 HAND
2nd – Walker/Kick Team A
4th – Walker/Kick Team A

OPEN AGE GIRLS 8 HAND
3rd – Walker/Kick Team A

OPEN AGE PROGRESSIVE
3rd – Walker/Kick Team B

OPEN AGE 3 HAND CHOREOGRAPHY
2nd – Walker/Kick Team A
3rd – Walker/Kick Team B

OPEN AGE 4 HAND CHOREOGRAPHY
3rd – Walker/Kick Team A

Walker Irish Dance Kick Advertisement

6th August 2013

Walker Irish Dance Kick Advertisement

Powerful Performance @ Brisbane Powerhouse

31st July 2013

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The Walker/Kick dancers trained hard at their annual solo workshop at the Brisbane Powerhouse.  Dancers focused on their fitness, core strength and technique wtih a variety of experts and coaches!   They also had a chance to have a wee bit of fun – thanks to our games led by our Senior Dancers!!! An electrifying buzz of energy was present all day and great team spirit was demonstrated by all.  They do it all again next week – for  teams!   A great lead up to the State Championships.

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Congratulations to our Champion Dancers!!!

26th July 2013

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Well done to all Walker/Kick dancers who performed at the Mid Year Feis.
Brilliant dancing and team work with fantastic results. We are very proud of the team spirit from all of our dancers and supporters. A particular mention to our champions!
1st place – U13 Progressive Ceili – Gates of Derry
1st place – Open Progressive Ceili – Gates of Derry

Our soloists were superb and in fine form the State Championships. Congratulations to our 13 years winner Grace Kelly!

Also to our Open solo place-getters:

2nd place – Liam Clark – 14 years
2nd place- Lily Carbone – 10 years

3rd place – Mia Brennan – 10 years
3rd place – Kate Foley – 20 + years
3rd place – Gabrielle Hinz – 13 years
3rd place – Isobella Armitage – 7 & 8 years
6th place – Ella Masterson – 11 years
6th place – Kristyn Rice McDonald – 17 years

Winners are grinners!

16th July 2013

Beautiful dancing and beautiful smiles from Sarah and Annabel Ott at the Hearn Feis!

Winners Are Grinners

Thank you Julia Ott Photography for the lovely image!

In the tradition of St Brigid!

16th July 2013

Brigidine College dances the ‘Bridge of Athlone’ during their Irish Dancing workshops for Physical Education.

Walker Uniform Order

15th July 2013

Attached is the latest Walker uniform order form. Email Robyn if you have any questions/queries.

2013 State Championships – Timetable

13th July 2013

Attached is the State Championship Timetable 2013.  Please come along and support our Walker/Kick dancers!

Bridge to Brisbane!

5th July 2013

Want to show Brisbane how fit IRISH DANCERS ARE?

Let’s run the Bridge to Brisbane together! (everyone is to organise to get to the race themselves – dancers will not be supervised). Senior dancers 18+ should definitely be up for it!

Who is up for it?? Register at:

http://www.bridgetobrisbane.com.au/

Login – and register under ‘JOIN A TEAM’

You can choose the 10K or 5 K run?!? We should be doing the 10K!!!!!

Team Name: Walker School of Irish Dance
Team Number: 89684

Mid Year Feis Timetable

5th July 2013

Here is the link to download the Mid Year Feis Timetable.

Check this out!

26th June 2013

The Irish Dancing Commission – Gradam Awards 2013

What an honor for Peg to receive such a prestigious award!!! Your hard work is not only recognised by your family, the Walker and Kick dancers, but by the Irish Dancing Commission in Ireland – very proud!

Gold Coast Feis – Walker Kicks!

19th June 2013

Wonderful dancing and fantastic results by the Walker and Kick Irish Dancers at the Gold Coast Feis. A particular congratulations to:

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS:
2nd – Liam Clark – 14 yrs
2nd – Grace Kelly – 13 yrs
4th – Bella Armitage – 7 & 8 yrs
4th – Shania Mills Plowman – 12 years
5th – Kate Foley – 20 + over
6th – Mia Brennan – 9 yrs
9th – Ella Masterson – 10 years
11th – Kira Delore – 13 years

INTERMEDIATE PREMIERSHIPS:
2nd – Sophie Ginnivan – 12 years
2nd – Courtney Norton – 17 years
3rd – Lc King – 13 years
3rd – Andrew Edwards – 13 years

(Thanks Milton Baar – Media Images – for the wonderful photos www.swoose.net)

We hope to share the passion and joy of our unique dance form with you!