The Moorestown Department of Parks will be sponsoring Irish Step Dancing classes for ages six to adult beginning this fall on Monday evenings on the third floor at the Church Street Recreation Center. The fall session will run for eight weeks from Monday, Sept. 10 for advance beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers, and on Sept. 17 for beginning dancers. Continuing sessions will be available throughout the school year. The fee is $75 for Moorestown residents and $85 for non-residents.
The schedule is as follows:
Beginner classes will be held from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.; advanced beginner classes are from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; novice and adult classes are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and the advanced classes are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The department’s instructor, David Gibson will teach various forms of step dancing. Classes will include soft shoe reels, jigs and slip jigs, as well as hard shoe dances, such as treble jigs, hornpipes, and treble reels. These dances will be taught on a beginner level, as students continue to dance and develop, they will be able to perform in Irish dance competitions as well as perform in local shows and Irish festivals.
Dave has been teaching Irish dance for many years, and has completed the T.C.R.G. certification process. This allows him to be a certified dance teacher under the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin, Ireland. He currently teaches in South Jersey, Philadelphia, Warminster and local dance workshops and performed at various Irish festivals, and several local bands. Dave has taken workshops from some of the top Irish dancers in the country, as well as performed with them.
To register visit www.moorestownrec.com. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Checks should be made payable to the Township of Moorestown.