Extra Classes & Partial Year Classes

Register online, and then either pay online, or mail payment to Kathleen, or place it in the tuition box (mark the date and class in the memo of your check). Advanced registration required. NOTE: Registering for a class constitutes a commitment to attend and to pay for that class. If there is insufficient enrollment and a class needs to be cancelled, any registered students will be notified by email and their account will be credited. Any questions, please email Kathleen at kathleen@teelin.com.

2017-2018 PARTIAL YEAR CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

For the following classes, registration is available within
“2017-18 Partial Year Classes” – Link to Online Registration

'EXTRA CLASSES' & WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Supplemental classes are a great way for students to boost their skill level with extra dance practice opportunities throughout the school year. Note: Workshops and extra classes may not substitute a regular class.

TUESDAY ‘EXTRA CLASSES’
New this year, the Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm hour will be used to offer extra classes to our current students! Class offerings will vary, so keep an eye open for announcements of new classes!

CHAMP SET DANCES
We’ll kick off the fall with set dance workshop opportunities on Tuesdays for our champ dancers who are preparing to compete at the Southern Region Oireachtas in December. Tuition is $17 per class; online registration required at least 24 hours in advance.

5:30-6:30pm on the following Tuesdays:
• Sep 5 – Three Sea Captains
• Sep 12 – Kilkenny Races
• Sep 19 – Drunken Gauger
• Sep 26 – Blackbird Traditional Set – changed to Drunken Gauger class!
• Oct 3 – Three Sea Captains
• Oct 10 – Kilkenny Races & Downfall of Paris
• Oct 17 – Drunken Gauger
• Oct 24 – Blackbird Traditional Set – changed to Kilkenny/Downfall class!
• Nov 7 – Three Sea Captains
• Nov 14 – Kilkenny Races & Downfall of Paris
• Nov 28 – Drunken Gauger

Additional class offerings for Tuesdays will be listed here in the future… stay tuned!

FRIDAY DRILLS CLASS
Drills classes are an excellent opportunity for students to focus on how a certain skill should be executed, and to repeat it correctly in class many times, thereby building endurance and instilling proper muscle memory. Drills classes are most beneficial for students who will then take these lessons and apply them to their steps during independent practice time.

ADVANCED HARD SHOE DRILLS CLASS
Recommended for Open Champs and Prelim Champs, and PW dancers who are competing at least both of their hard shoe dances in Prizewinner Grade. Dancers, this is your opportunity to strengthen your foundation of classic champ skills. New this year – register for each class, not by session! Important – online registration must be completed at least 24 hours in advance. Tuition is $17 per class.

6:00-7:00pm on the following Fridays:
• Sep 8
• Sep 15
• Sep 22
• Sep 29
• Oct 6
• Oct 13
• Oct 27
• Nov 10
• Nov 17

MOGA (YOGA WITH MAUREEN)
Join certified Yoga instructor, Maureen, for yoga classes! Bring your own mat. Open to Teelin dancers and also non-dancers or parents.Important – online registration must be completed at least 24 hours in advance. Tuition is $15 per class.

7:00-8:00pm on the following Fridays:
• Sep 8
• Sep 15
• Sep 22
• Sep 29
• Oct 6
• Oct 13
• Oct 27
• Nov 3 – 6:00-7:00pm on this day only
• Nov 10
• Nov 17

STAMINA SUNDAYS – New!!
These workshops with Nick DeSalvo, Certified Personal Trainer, are for dancers age 10&Up to work on building stamina. Wear sneakers. Important – online registration must be completed at least 24 hours in advance. Tuition is $17 per class.

11:00am-12noon on the following Sundays:
• Sep 17
• Sep 24
• Oct 1* Nick unavailable this day, Elena teaching Zumba class instead!
• Oct 8
• Oct 15
• Oct 22 – time changed to 1:00pm for this day
• Oct 29
• Nov 12

4:00-5:00pm on this Sunday only:
• Nov 19 – Barre Class with Kelly!

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHOP
Learn some very practical techniques for how to manage your nerves in competition!

Attaining peak performance in competition requires both physical and psychological skill. Teelin integrates sports psychology in many ways to help our dancers to build the tool set that they need to succeed.

Dr. David McDuff, M.D., is a well-credentialed sports psychologist who has worked with several of our Teelin dancers, and is also the Sports Psychologist for the Baltimore Orioles. To read Dr. McDuff’s bio please see this link – http://www.mdsports.net/mcduff_bio.html

On Sunday, Nov 12, Dr. McDuff will be offering a workshop at the Teelin studio to help dancers learn specific techniques to enhance their performance. How do you prepare the day before a competition? And the morning of the competition? And during the competition, both backstage and onstage?

This workshop is open to champion level dancers, or N/PW dancers at least 10-years-old, and one parent may attend with each dancer.

Sports Psychology Workshop
Sunday, Nov 12th
12:30-1:30pm
at the Teelin studio
tuition: $20 per dancer

Registration is now open within “2017-18 Partial Year Classes” – https://app.thestudiodirector.com/teelin/portal.sd?page=Login

OIREACHTAS SOLOISTS OPPORTUNITIES
Champ dancers who will be competing in solos at the 2017 SRO are encouraged to register for as many “extras” as possible to help support their training objectives. In addition to the Friday Drills Classes, Moga Classes, Tuesday Set Dance Workshops, Sunday Stamina Workshops, Champ Hair & Make-Up Workshop, and the Sports Psychology Workshop which are open to a broader subset of dancers, the following classes are open only to Oireachtas Soloists. Register early, these classes will likely fill to capacity!

CHAMP POWER HOURS
Reminder – these are “polishing” workshops, and all participants must KNOW their steps! Dig into each dance, and help bring your steps to the next level. Tuition: $17 per class

Saturday, Oct 21
— 10:00-11:00am – Hornpipes Power Hour with Joe
— 11:00am-12noon – Reels Power Hour with Joe
— 12noon-1:00pm – Treble Jigs Power Hour with Joe
— 1:00pm-2:00pm – Slip Jigs Power Hour with Joe

Saturday, Oct 28
— 10:00-11:00am – Hornpipes Power Hour with Whit
— 11:00am-12noon – Reels Power Hour with Whit
— 12noon-1:00pm – Treble Jigs Power Hour with Whit
— 1:00pm-2:00pm – Slip Jigs Power Hour with Whit

Saturday, Nov 11 (Maureen & Joe both teaching, opens in one room, prelim in the other!)
— 10:00-11:00am – Hornpipes Power Hour
— 11:00am-12noon – Reels Power Hour
— 12noon-1:00pm – Treble Jigs Power Hour
— 1:00pm-2:00pm – Slip Jigs Power Hour

Saturday, Nov 18 (Maureen & Joe both teaching, opens in one room, prelim in the other!)
— 10:00-11:00am – Prelim Reels in one class; Prelim & Open Slip Jigs in other class
— 11:00am-12noon – Open Hornpipes in one class; Prelim & Open Treble Jigs in other class
— 12noon-1:00pm – ***Performance Workshop, information coming soon!
— 1:00pm-2:00pm – Open Reels in one class, Prelim Hornpipes in other

Saturday, Nov 25
— 10:00-11:00am – Hornpipes Power Hour with Joe
— 11:00am-12noon – Reels Power Hour with Joe
— 12noon-1:00pm – Treble Jigs Power Hour with Joe
— 1:00pm-2:00pm – Slip Jigs Power Hour with Joe

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
We are pleased to announce that Marc Horwitz will be coming to Teelin on Saturday, November 18, to offer a performance workshop to our champ soloists. Marc worked with the Teelin dancers who participated in the Nationals Camp in June 2017, and the Champ Team noticed an immediate improvement in our dancers’ stage presence!

Read more about Marc at this link – http://www.performanceworkshoptheatre.org/Company.html

Oireachtas Performance Workshop
Saturday, Nov 18th
12:00-1:00pm
at the Teelin studio
tuition: $17 per dancer

At this workshop, dancers should wear hard shoes and be prepared to perform the first four bars of their steps several times. Marc will begin with a brief lecture, with question and answer session, and then each dancer will have an opportunity to perform the first four bars of their steps while using some of the very specific techniques that Marc explains. Catching the judges’ attention during those first few moments onstage is huge part of presenting a confident performance on the competition stage! Learn tips for where to hold your eye gaze, how to keep a natural smile, and some breathing tips for maintaining a confident stage presence throughout your performance.

CHAMP GROUP PRACTICES
Reminder to Oireachtas Soloists – please also see the Champ Group Practices sign up forms online:

Saturday Group Practices
Sunday Group Practices

FALL TINY TOES CLASS
This introductory class offers an abbreviated session for 4- or 5-years old ('pre-K' age; must be old enough to be entering kindergarten next fall). Irish soft shoes are not required; bare feet or ballet slippers are fine.

Fall Tiny Toes
Wednesdays 2:00-2:30pm
Oct 11-Nov 15 (6 classes)
Tuition: $60, + $10 registration fee for new families only

Please read the 2017-2018 Registration document for Teelin General Information and Policies.

FALL ADULT BEGINNER CLASS
For adults, or for older teens who are new to Irish dance.

Fall Adult Beginner Class
Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm
Oct 11-Nov 15 (6 classes)
Tuition: $102, + $10 registration fee for new families only

Please read the 2017-2018 Registration document for Teelin General Information and Policies.

JANUARY BEGINNER CLASS
A 4-week beginner class for dancers age 6 years or older who are new to Irish Dance. Irish soft shoes are not required; bare feet or ballet slippers are fine.

January Beginner Irish Dance for Ages 6&Up
Fridays 4:30-5:30pm
Jan 5, 12, 19 & 26 (4 weeks)
Tuition: $68, + $10 registration fee for new families only

Please read the 2017-2018 Registration document for Teelin General Information and Policies.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are a supplemental opportunity for a student to receive more individualized instruction and feedback from a teacher. Private lessons are meant to support (not replace) a dancer’s class instruction and independent practice. Because time and studio space are limited, priority is given to those dancers who practice independently and will therefore be able to maximize the productivity of their private lesson time.


Read our policies regarding private lessons, and find links to the lesson request forms...

PRIVATE LESSON POLICIES (download)

ALL private lessons must follow this procedure:

1. To request a private lesson, fill out the appropriate online Private Lesson Request Form:

Note that ALL private lessons need to be requested through one of these forms, even if the lesson will take place at a home instead the studio, and even if the lesson has been discussed verbally and will be occurring soon. This is an important communication step to help Maureen keep track of private lessons.

2. Maureen will receive the request, and will either reply to you herself, or will forward the request to another instructor, and then that instructor will contact you.

3. All private lessons held at the Teelin studio must follow the procedures to reserve studio space, per the guidelines posted on the Studio Calendar page of our school website. The reservation must be marked as a private lesson, not a practice time, and will be listed with both the name of the instructor and the name of the student(s) in the lesson.

4. If the lesson is being taught by someone other than Maureen, then that teacher is required to connect with Maureen prior to the lesson being taught to briefly review a lesson plan, and tell her when and where the lesson will be held. That teacher is also required to send a summary email to Maureen and copied to the student/family after the lesson has been taught.

5. Students should bring both a notebook and a video recording device (such as an iPhone) so that they may leave the lesson with tangible feedback to then work on in their independent practice. If the lesson is with a teacher other than Maureen, share those videos and notes with Maureen after the lesson.

6. Parents are not allowed to sit in on the private lesson, but may be invited in at the end of the lesson to review notes or to videotape.

7. Lesson fee should be established during the emailed communications prior to the lesson, and then payment should be handed to the instructor at the beginning of the private lesson. The fee for a private lesson is the same amount at the studio or at someone’s home.

If you have any questions about these policies, please ask.


Note: The calendar below only shows class listings, it does not show any private lessons or other independent studio reservations. Those are listed on the Studio Calendar (password required).