Summer 2014

Workshops

Catskills Irish Arts Week

It’s the 20th anniversary of the Catskills Irish Arts Week! Kieran will be teaching Monday—Friday sean-nós dance workshops, at the Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced levels, as well as performing in evening concerts with members of the music faculty. The week includes concerts, céilís, and music sessions all night long. A great immersion experience.

Kieran Jordan Dance: August Mini-Intensive

The summer evening intensive returns, with classes to stimulate mind and body! These classes are open to all ages — new or returning students — but some experience is required. Classes will move at a peppy pace, working deeply through technique, new exercises and steps, and review of some of the old favorites.

  • T, W, Th Aug 19, 20, 21
  • from 6-7 pm:
    Sean-nós Irish Dance (mixed level)
  • from 7-8 pm:
    Traditional Old Style Irish Step Dancing (Beginner/Intermediate)
  • from 8-9 pm:
    Traditional Old Style Irish Step Dancing (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • $16 / single class
  • $30 / any two classes
  • $40 / any three classes
  • $75 / any six classes
  • Location: Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street (Studio 3), Central Square, Cambridge
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Weekly Classes In the Boston Area

Registration

Kieran’s classes are non-competitive, and are designed for adults as well as teens (ages 14 and up). Advance registration is recommended, and for your convenience, payment can now be made on-line. Students may also attend on a drop-in basis where indicated.

Beginner Sean-nós Dance

4-week session

An introduction to sean-nós “old style” Irish dance. Kieran will teach beginner movements and rhythms that will progress into popular steps found in Connemara sean-nós dancing. No experience needed! Please wear shoes with a smooth hard sole.

  • Tuesdays June 3—24
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • $60 for the 4-week session
    or $16 per drop-in class
  • Location: Wollaston Congregational Church, 48 Winthrop Ave., Wollaston

Continuing Sean-nós Dance

4-week session

Sean-nós (“old style”) Irish dance is a joyful expression of movement and sound. Considered to be one of the earliest forms of Irish step dancing, sean-nós is an expressive solo style, which includes footwork danced close-to-the-floor, a relaxed upper body, and a playful dialogue between the dance and the music. These monthly workshops will focus on rhythm, technique, and a repertoire of steps, as well as improv exercises and interplay with live music. Please wear shoes with a smooth hard sole.

  • Mondays June 2—30
  • no class on June 23
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • $60 for the 4-week session
    or $16 per drop-in class
  • Location: Boston Percussive Dance at Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge

Fundamentals of Hard Shoe

3-week session

Designed for adult beginners, this class will introduce the basic rhythms and movements of “hard shoe” Irish step dancing. No experience needed! Please wear shoes with a smooth hard sole.

  • Wednesdays June 11—25
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • $45 for the 3-week session
    or $16 per drop-in class
  • Location: Boston Percussive Dance at Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge

Intermediate Irish Dance

3-week session

This class focuses on traditional Irish step dance technique, as well as group céilí dancing and original choreography. Each class will include a thorough warm-up and strengthening exercises. Students enrolling in this class must have at least 2 years of experience in soft and hard shoe dancing.

  • Wednesdays June 11—25
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • $65 for the 3-week session
    or $17 per class (drop-in)
  • Location: Boston Percussive Dance at Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge

Kieran Jordan Dance Company Class – Intermediate/Advanced

4-week session

A class combining traditional and “old style” step dance technique, improvisation, and Kieran’s original choreography. Each class will include a thorough warm-up, alignment, and strengthening exercises influenced by Kieran’s studies in contemporary dance. Repertoire will be drawn from Kieran’s performance choreography and repertoire of steps. Students enrolling in this class should have intermediate/advanced level proficiency in soft and hard shoe Irish dancing or other forms of dance, along with creative spirits, and a willingness to try new things.

  • Mondays June 2—30
  • no class on June 23
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • $65 for the 4-week session
    or $17 per class (drop-in)
  • Location: Boston Percussive Dance at Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge