Wear comfortable clothing to move in, socks and shoes
Not at the very beginning. When you want to get dance shoes we can help you. We have used dance shoes and can direct you how to buy new ones too.
New dancers start off in a simple affordable costume. As dancers progress they can get a school dress and then a solo dress. But we do fundraising during the year to help offset the cost. We don't require dancers to wear wigs but some do for personal preference.
Does my child have to be Irish or have previous Irish dance experience to join?
Absolutely not! At our school we embrace diversity and welcome students from all backgrounds. Irish Dance is a fun and physical activity for any child. Previous dance experience is not required, as all dancers will be taught the basics of Irish Dancing.
At what age can my child begin taking Irish dance class?
This decision is unique to each dancer and their family. Dancers are welcome to join as early as 4 years old, but any age is fine to start, in fact its never too late to start to learn Irish Dancing. We welcome beginning dancers of any age.
Do you offer adult classes?
YES we do! Who says adults have to be left out of the fun? Our adult class offers both Ceili and Step dancing and will run on a pay as you go method. Email us your contact info so we can put you on our email list with updates about this new class.
Does my child have to compete?
No, your child does not compete if it isn't right for them or your family. However, if you decide that you do want to look into the competitive side of Irish Dancing, our school does offer in school competitions as well as local and national competitions for Irish Dancing organizations.
Will I get to see my child perform and when can they start?
Dancers can start to perform as soon as they know their first step! We are always encouraging new dancers to get stage experience to gain confidence. We have many opportunities throughout the year for dancers to share in, some examples are St. Patrick's Day Parades, annual dances, picnics, fundraisers, nursing homes, baseball games, and weddings to name a few.
Where can my dancer register for classes?
We always welcome new dancers during the year. Just give us a call at (908) 445-5966 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you attend your first free lesson with the Jennifer Lynn School of Irish Dance.