Adult Program

Our Adult classes is focused toward beginner to advanced beginner level, so if you have no experience or want to get back into Irish dance after some time away, this program is for you!



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"I was looking for a place where I could learn Irish dance with other adults. 
This was the only place in the Richmond metro area that I have found. 
Definitely fun and a great workout!

~Kristi- Adult dancer~ 
"Having started Irish dancing at the age of 33, I never dreamed I could come so far and enjoy it for so many years. From something I just wanted to try because it looked fun and exciting, I have now had the opportunity to perform in recitals, community events, parades such as the Dominion Christmas Parade, participate in local and national dance competitions, and was given the opportunity to join Crossroads Irish Dance Troupe and now perform as a member of the Senior company. Along the way, I’ve met other adult dancers like me, and have found them to be a warm and inviting group excited to meet others like themselves. Come be a part of our family—you won’t regret it! "



~Patricia Ligon, Former Adult Dance and Now Teacher~



About Our Adult Program 

The Crossroads Adult is a great program for adults looking to do something that is fun, social and great exercise. Classes include those with no experience to those with prior training.

Class Options =  Hybrid; In Studio and Virtual option
                
Classes Held 
Intro Adult (Suns @ 4:00pm & Mons @ 6:00pm)
Exp Adults (Mon @ 7:35pm)
                
Length of the class = Intro Adults -45 minutes/ Exp Adults- 1 Hour

 What Will I Learn?
For beginner dancers, we will cover basic Irish dance moves and rhythms, proper technique, and show you how to stretch and strengthen your body for dance.   

For dancers with a little more experience, exercises and drills will help you refine your technique, and additional dance options will be introduced.  The class will work on both ceili dancing, which are dances performed as a group that focus on figures and partner work, as well as solo step dancing.

 I Am An Older Dancer. Will I Be Able To Irish Dance?
There’s no age limit on Irish dance!  You can find videos online that feature dancers of all ages that enjoy Irish dance, and you can too!  Each year, the class is tailored to the group of participants to insure that the material we learn is suitable with options for every age and skill level.

 Is There Advancement Opportunities?
Irish dance is a challenging art form, and there will always be more to learn.  The more advanced dancers always help the class advance as a whole by giving newer dancers the benefit of their experience.  In addition, more difficult step options will be offered, and if desired and sufficient skill level has been demonstrated, these students may be introduced to hard shoe dancing.  

 

Once a student has progressed into hard shoes, and grasps the basics of that technique, the student would be ready to move into one of our standard Irish dance classes if desired.  There is no limit to how far you wish to go!


 Will I Have To Dance At Events?
Only if you want to! This class is supposed to be fun and offer an opportunity to learn and participate in Irish dance and culture.  However, should you wish to participate, opportunities will certainly exist, so let us know. Our current Adults have thoroughly enjoyed performances with both our community events and Spring Showcase. 

Our Adult Ceili Group is an extension of our Adult class. and is open to any of our Adult dancers.  It is a great way to enhance the social aspect of dance while getting fitness and having fun. This group meets 1x a week for 30 minutes conveniently in between the Adult classes on Monday nights. Our  adults receive the opportunity to expand their Irish dance repertoire with learning traditional Ceili's that have been past down through Irish history. This groups gets to participate in various community events in the Richmond area. 

Irish ceili dancing is the traditional group dancing native to Ireland, first taught by tradition and then, in 1939, put into writing by the Irish dancing commission.  The dances we teach are those generations-old dances handed down through the years, as well as newly developed original choreography.

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