Kieran Jordan
Irish dance performance, instruction, choreography

2020 workshops and events

Workshops @ the Studio

1310 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, Boston

Yin Yoga Winter Workshop

Sunday, January 26

11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Yin yoga is a slow, gentle yoga practice that works on the connective tissue of the body (fascia, ligaments, and tendons), and the body’s meridian system in tandem with Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes that emotions affect different organs of the body, and that the environment affects the body and emotions through the seasonal cycle of the year.

Yin yoga allows the space for introspection to listen to your own body and mind. Through gently stretching, the body relieves knots of tension that block the body’s flow of energy. This practice gets fluid moving in the body, relieves nervous tension, increases physical mobility and flexibility, and is a soothing, relaxing practice that can balance the hectic “yang” energy of the modern world we live in. Many people say after a yin class, they feel as though they have had a massage.

Instructor Amy Beshara began her yoga practice nearly 10 years ago when she went to a community class. After that class, she knew yoga was always a part of her life, but suddenly it had a practice and a name. She went on to complete her 200 hour training at the Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, PA and her Yin Yoga training with Deb Donnally and Crystal Paone of Yinside Yoga, in NJ. A classically trained violinist, violist, fiddle player, and percussive dancer, Amy’s yoga practice seeks to tune the body-mind through the ongoing process of practice, and finding the balance of strength and flexibility. Amy’s goal in teaching is to guide students through correct alignment while encouraging students to honor their own individual journeys through every pose, and to enjoy the process.

$40 — payment by cash or check or 2 classes on KJD class card

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Dan Furey Sundays

Sunday, February 9

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Sunday afternoon workshop/social event for learning, reviewing, and dancing the old-style step dance repertoire of Dan Furey — as taught to us by our friend, master Irish musician and dancer Michael Tubridy. This event takes place four times annually.

$20 or class card

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Events @ the Studio

1310 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, Boston

The Practice Session

Sunday, March 1

2:00 - 4:30 pm

“The Practice Session” is an afternoon of guided performance practice with a two-fold mission. This program is intended for:  1) dancers to practice improvised solo dancing with live music in a traditional Irish session, and 2) musicians at a beginner/intermediate level to practice playing in an ensemble session, and playing for dancers. “The Practice Session” will be facilitated by Kieran Jordan with musician Dan Accardi plus a special guest musician each time. For a list of tunes we are working on, please contact Kieran.

$20 or class card

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St. Patrick’s Day Open House

Sunday, March 15

12:00 - 3:00 pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a family-friendly, old-fashioned gathering of Irish music, song, and dance. Join us for a free Open House at the Kieran Jordan Dance Studio, with performances by Shannon Heaton (flute and vocals), Danny Noveck (fiddle and guitar), Helen Kisiel (piano) and Kieran Jordan Dance students and company members. All are welcome!

FREE event, donations welcome

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