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How we start

Starting an Irish dance lesson is like embarking on a journey into the heart of Celtic tradition and rhythm. As eager students gather, the room buzzes with anticipation. The instructor, clad in vibrant attire reflective of Irish culture, welcomes everyone with a warm smile and a lively tune playing in the background. With feet tapping and spirits high, the lesson begins with gentle stretches to prepare the body for the intricate footwork ahead. The instructor demonstrates basic steps, emphasizing the importance of precision and grace. As the music picks up pace, students follow along, immersing themselves in the lively rhythms and infectious energy of Irish dance, marking the beginning of a captivating exploration into this rich and vibrant art form.

Length of tuition

The length of your first Irish dance class lesson typically ranges from 45 minutes to an hour. This initial session serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of Irish dance, including basic steps, posture, and rhythm. The instructor dedicates time to getting to know the students, understanding their experience levels, and setting the pace accordingly. Within this time frame, beginners receive a taste of the energetic movements and traditional music that characterize Irish dance, laying the groundwork for future lessons. While the duration may seem short, the excitement and enthusiasm cultivated in this inaugural class pave the way for a fulfilling journey into the world of Irish dance.

Tips and what to bring

As you prepare for your first Irish dance class, consider bringing along a few essentials to enhance your experience. Firstly, comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement is key. Opt for attire that won’t restrict your legs or feet, such as leggings or shorts paired with a fitted top. Additionally, don’t forget to bring a pair of lightweight, flexible dance shoes, preferably Irish dance soft shoes or ghillies. It’s also helpful to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the lesson. As for tips, come with an open mind and a willingness to learn. Listen closely to your instructor’s guidance, ask questions when needed, and most importantly, have fun immersing yourself in the spirited rhythms and rich heritage of Irish dance


Irish dancing is a traditional dance form originating in Ireland, characterized by quick footwork, intricate steps, and precise movements. It's often performed to traditional Celtic music and features various styles, such as: - Step dancing (e.g., Riverdance) - Ceili dancing (social, group dances) - Sean-nós dancing (free-form, improvisational) Irish dancing emphasizes lower body movement, with a focus on the feet and legs, while keeping the upper body relatively still. It's known for its energetic and lively style, which has gained global popularity through shows like Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.

A Bit About Us

A bright private studio equipped with sprung floor and ballet mats, mirrors & bars. Lockers to store your dance bags and shoes.

The hours – We have afternoon Classes starting at 14h00 with the littlies  & Adult classes in the evenings.

Dancetrax opened it’s doors in Cape Town 20 years ago and offers the following Tap, Modern, Hip Hop & Irish Dancing. We actively participate in Shows, Eisteddfods, Competitions &  Exams.

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