Advanced Classes

WINTER CLASSES Begin: December 5, 2022


*For all advanced levels, please email Director crystal@hooleyirishdance.com for a handbook explaining all of our program policies and tuition.

*To register for advanced levels, you will need to have a Portal Profile with a teacher-approved level assigned. You can create your profile here, and then email crystal@hooleyirishdance.com to have your level assigned to your profile so you can view and register for classes in that level.


ADVANCED BEGINNER

An Advanced Beginner has previously completed the Beginner soft shoe curriculum, and is now ready for a 90 minute class that includes both soft shoe and hard shoe training. An Advanced Beginner who places 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in each dance will advance to Novice class the following January. It is highly recommended at this level to attend class 2x a week. ​


Advanced Beginner Schedule (Lancaster Studio):

Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm

Friday 5:00-6:30pm

​Friday 5:00-6:30pm


Summer Schedule (Lancaster Studio):



NOVICE

A Novice dancer has previously placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in all of the Advanced Beginner dances, and is now ready for a 90 minute class learning Reels, Slip Jigs, Treble Jigs, Hornpipes, and Traditional Set. Novice dancers are qualified to wear their own solo dress and to compete Traditional Set and Ceili at the Regional Championships. A Novice who places 1st in a dance will advance that dance to Prizewinner the following January. It is highly recommended at this level to attend class 2x a week.

Novice Schedule Aug. 29 - Jun. 15 (Lancaster Studio):

Monday 5:00 pm

Wednesday 6:30 pm Novice/Prizewinner MASTERS

Thursday 5:00 pm


Summer Schedule (Lancaster Studio):



PRIZEWINNER

A Prizewinner dancer has previously placed 1st in the Novice dances, and is now ready for a 90 minute class learning Reels, Slip Jigs, Treble Jigs, Hornpipes, and Traditional Set. Prizewinner dancers are qualified to wear their own solo dress and to compete Traditional Set and Ceili at the Regional Championships. A Prizewinner who places 1st in all 4 core dances will advance to Preliminary Championships. It is highly recommended at this level to attend class at least 2x a week, and many dancers begin attending 3x a week at this level.


Prizewinner Schedule 2022 - 2023 (Lancaster Studio):

Monday 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm - Novice/Prizewinner MASTERS (must attend 2x a week to be eligible)

Thursday 5:00-6:30pm


Summer Schedule (Lancaster Studio):



PRELIMINARY CHAMPION

A Preliminary Championship dancer has previously placed 1st in all of the Prizewinner dances, and is now ready for a 2 hour class focusing on a soft shoe round, a hard shoe round, and contemporary set. At this level, dancers are permanently qualified to compete in the Regional Championships, and can qualify there to compete in the North American and/or World Championships. A Preliminary Champion who places 1st overall 3x will advance to Open Championships the following January. It is highly recommended at this level to attend class 3x a week.


Preliminary Championship Schedule Aug. 29 - Jun. 15

2022 - 2023 (Lancaster Studio):

Monday 6:40 - 8:40pm

Thursday 6:40 - 8:40pm

Summer Schedule



OPEN CHAMPION

An Open Championship dancer has previously placed 1st in Preliminary Championships 3x, and is now ready for a 2 hour class focusing on a softshoe round, a hardshoe round, and a contemporary set. Open Championships is the highest level, so dancers are permanently qualified to compete in the Regional Championships and North American Championships, and can qualify there to compete at the World Championships. It is highly recommended at this level to attend class 3x a week.


Open Championship Schedule 2022-2023:

OPEN STUDIO - CAMPS ONLY

Monday 6:40 - 8:40 pm

Tuesday 6:15 pm * changes to 5:45 pm in January

Thursday 6:40​​


Summer Schedule