2020 weekly classes
In-person and Online Learning Options During Coronavirus
After 4 months of closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the KJD studio reopened (with limited capacity) on July 13th, 2020. I am once again offering in-person private lessons at the studio, as well as online options from home.
For Group Classes via Zoom, please scroll down to the next section.
In-person private lessons will be offered on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at the KJD Studio, 1310 Hyde Park Ave., Boston, MA. Lessons are available for one or two students at a time. The price is $75/hour (payment can be made using the menu options here). Please email me to schedule a time.
Online private lessons are available via Facetime, Messenger, or Zoom for 30-60 minutes. I will work with you one-on-one, or with up to three people at a time in your household. Please email me to schedule a time, and include information about your level of experience and style of dance.
Commissioned instructional videos can be sent to you via Youtube. Request a specific dance, and I will teach, record, upload, and send you a personal video lesson. Please email me with your request.
Pricing for online lessons is flexible. My usual private lesson rate is $75 per hour for an in-studio lesson. But I want everyone who wants to dance to have access to instruction, especially during this period of social isolation and sedentary hours of working from home. Please pay what you can afford, from the sliding scale in the drop-down menu.
If you’re interested in detailed sean-nós dance instruction with professional audio/video quality, consider ordering my Musical Feet videos, which are available on DVD or as streaming/download videos. These are the best options for beginners.
Please note! I teach and perform old-style Irish step dancing and sean-nós. Both styles were traditionally danced in homes, in small spaces, with no hand-touching or partnering required! Continuing to dance through the COVID-19 crisis will provide stress relief, mind-body connection, exercise, and joy, during this challenging time. It is not an equal substitute for dancing together in person. But hopefully we can find ways to make it work — to stay connected to our dancing, and to each other.
For group classes via Zoom, see below!
- Date: TBD
- Payment for private lessons