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CAMP DESCRIPTIONS 

Beginner Irish Dance Camp
Tuesday and Thursday, June 11 and 13, 10:00am-12:00pm $80
This camp is for those new to Irish Dance. Ages 3+. Campers are to wear athletic clothes and proper dance shoes. Bring a water bottle and snack. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt!

- learn how to Irish dance This summer! Your little dancer will learn proper posture, basic beginner steps, and correct foot placement. We will learn some age-related Irish dance history and we will send your dancer home with an Irish dance related craft we created that day. 

Please note this camp is a 2-day camp. Those who register for this camp will need to attend Tuesday and Thursday. We will have a mini performance (Thursday at 11:50) for parents/friends to see what we have learned throughout the camp!
*New dancers who register for regular weekly classes at AIDA will pay no registration fee that year, which is $20 normally!*

This 2-day camp is $80.

 

Beginner II Irish Dance Camp

Saturday, June 8, 9:00-11:00 HARDSHOE CAMP $50
Sunday, June 9, 1:00-3:00 SOFTSHOE CAMP $50 

This camp is open to those currently enrolled in AIDA's Beginner II classes. Campers are to wear athletic clothes and proper dance shoes. Bring a water bottle and snack.

- Work on your technique and steps this summer! In softshoe camp, we will brush up on our soft-shoe skills by learning some new solo steps and drills to help our technique. We will learn a new ceili dance and work on proper posture while participating on a ceili team. During hardshoe camp, a new traditional set dance will be learned (a hardshoe dance) and some hard shoe drills will be taught. We will talk about the importance of practicing at home and help campers implement a strong practice routine for home. Campers will take home a dance t-shirt decorated with the help of other camp friends.
Note: Current dancers registered in AIDA's Beginner class may attend the softshoe camp on 6/9.

If you register for both weeks of camps (hardshoe and softshoe), cost is $80 (a $100 value!)


Advanced Beginner Irish Dance Camp

Saturday, June 8, 11:15 - 1:15 HARDSHOE CAMP $50
Sunday, June 9, 3:15-5:15 SOFTSHOE CAMP $50 

This camp is open to those currently enrolled in AIDA's Advanced Beginner classes. Campers are to wear athletic clothes and proper dance shoes. Bring a water bottle and snack.

- Work on your technique and steps this summer! In softshoe camp, we will brush up on our soft-shoe skills by learning some new solo steps and drills to help our technique. We will learn a new ceili dance and work on proper posture while participating on a ceili team. During hardshoe camp, some hard shoe drills will be taught as our hardshoe dancers begin to learn slow hardshoe steps at this level. We will talk about stage presence when dancing at feisanna and the importance of practicing at home. We will help campers come up with a realistic practice plan for home. Campers will take home a dance t-shirt decorated with the help of other camp friends.
PLEASE NOTE: softshoe camp on 6/9 is combined with the Novice level softshoe camp.

If you register for both weeks of camps (hardshoe and softshoe), cost is $80 (a $100 value!)
 

Novice Irish Dance Camp
Saturday, June 8, 1:30 - 3:30 HARDSHOE CAMP $50

Sunday, June 9, 3:15-5:15 SOFTSHOE CAMP $50 
This camp is for those currently enrolled in AIDA’s Novice classes. Campers are to wear athletic clothes and proper dance shoes. Bring a water bottle.
- In this camp, we will learn what it takes to bring our dancing to the next level. During softshoe camp, We will learn some new soft-shoe steps and drills to help our technique. We will talk about stage presence and the importance of cross-training. We will set goals for the upcoming school year and how to implement practicing on our own at home.
In hardshoe camp, some hard shoe drills will be taught to help dancers fully master their steps in the slow speed.
We will learn some techniques on choreographing our own treble reel steps and how to choose steps that are flattering to each dancers' specific dancing styles.

Campers will take home a dance t-shirt decorated with the help of other camp friends.
PLEASE NOTE: softshoe camp on 6/9 is combined with the Novice level softshoe camp.

If you register for both weeks of camps (hardshoe and softshoe), cost is $80 (a $100 value!)

Trad Set Crash Course Camp
Saturday, July 13, 10:00-12:00 $30

This camp is for those currently enrolled in AIDA’s Advanced Beginner, Novice, Prizewinner/Prelim, or either Adult Classes. Campers are to wear athletic clothes and proper dance shoes. Bring a water bottle.
- In this camp, we will learn the 6 traditional set dances, crash course style (all but St. Patrick's Day). Each set will get 20 minutes of attention. NO T-SHIRT IS PROVIDED IN THIS CAMP. This camp is designed to help dancers prepare for the set dance section of grade exams (if they wish to take them in the future) and to help prepare them for this year's regional competition, Oireachtas, if they so wish to compete in it as a Traditional Set Dancer. Oireachtas will take place in Washington DC this year and Sarah strongly recommends all dancers to consider competing at their first Oireachtas as it is a wonderful experience they may not have again as the location changes (it has been held in Orlando, Dallas, and Atlanta in past years) every year. 

NOTE: In accordance with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha rules, you may not take our dance camp if you are currently dancing for another CLRG-certified Irish Dance school.  
If you are interested in transferring to Armstrong Irish Dance Academy, please contact armstrongirishdance@gmail.com for more information.