All Wilson Bryson Dennis recreational classes are divided not only by level but age. We begin taking dancers at age 3. WBD’s recreational program is designed to teach the basics of Irish Dance and a love of Irish music. Dancers are asked to dress in comfortable clothing that are easy to move in, i.e. t-shirt, shorts, white sport socks are to be worn and hair needs to be tied back off the face.
Each recreational class performs in our year end recital to show off the skills they have developed throughout the year.
Wilson Bryson Dennis offers summer camps at our Burlington Studio. Everyone is welcome, no dance experience necessary!
Irish Dancing, arts and crafts and lots of fun!!
This class is divided by age 3-5,6-8+. Dancers will learn the basic technique and Wilson Bryson Dennis designed steps with dancers at the same level. Beginner 1 starts in soft shoe and is a 45min class each week. Class sizes are limited to 12 dancers a class.
This class is for recreational dancers who have completed Beginner 1. In Beginner 2 we add hard shoe to the program extending the class time by 45 minutes. Dancers will learn traditional and modern rhythm’s that coincides with Irish music while enhancing and perfecting the soft shoe. Class is limited to 15 dancers a class.
This class was designed for dancers who have completed Beginner 2 and want to continue in the recreational program. This class is 90 mins in total with soft and hard shoes. Dancers focus and continue to develop their soft and hard shoe technique while increasing the difficulty of steps.
Dancers are welcome to join the competitive program after completing Beginner 2. This program prepares dancers to compete at local competitions (feis) throughout the year. Dancers in the competitive program also participate in our year end recital. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for all our results at local and international competitions.
Dancers who have competed Beginner 2 are welcome to join the competitive program. Dancers will prepare for competitions with a 90 minute class consisting of soft and hard shoe. Dancers will learn new choreography and work on stage presence.
Competitive 2 (Oireachtas)
The competitive Oireachtas program is by invitation only. Dancers who have competed in local competitions can then compete in the Canadian and North American Championships. Dancers in the Oireachtas program are also eligible to compete internationally.