Dance Class FAQ’s

Teelin dance classes are designed to elicit and nurture in our students a love of dance. Irish dance students range from age 4 through adult, with interests varying from recreational dance, to performance opportunities, to international competition opportunities.


Most of our classes are full-year classes, September through May. Tiny Toes (for pre-K students) is shorter session (usually 6-weeks) designed to introduce young dancers to Irish dance. Teen/Adult Beginner class is also a shorter session, typically offered once in the fall and once in the spring. If studio space and teacher scheduling permit, other classes may be offered for partial-year sessions.

We also offer several Summer Camps and Classes and some Extra Classes & Workshops during the school year. (Note: Most “extra classes” are for Teelin students only, but there are sometimes other classes, such as yoga or stretching classes, that are open to new students, too.)

Tuition for each class is listed within the online registration system, and is determined by the number of hours of instruction.

Students in full-year classes (and some partial-year sessions) will participate in the annual Teelin Spring Show, which will require a costume purchase (varies by class, see the registration details for more info).

There is a registration fee per family for the school year (separate registration fee for summer).

IMPORTANT: Be sure to read the complete registration info & policies document available for each school year session, or summer session, and posted within the “registration instructions” tab.

Students transferring from another IDTANA school will also pay a $25 transfer registration fee.

Appropriate dance shoes are required, unless otherwise noted for abbreviated sessions.

Teelin Gear items and spirit wear are optional. However, all dancers participating in the Baltimore Parade must have a red Teelin shirt or sweatshirt.

When available, participation in Extra Classes or workshops is encouraged for skill enhancement opportunities.

Participation in competitions is an individual decision, and any fees incurred are paid individually. For more information about Irish dance competitions please visit the Feis Information pages.

ALL registrations must be completed online through our online registration portal. Registration instructions are listed on each page that offers our schedules:

First read our policies, then complete registration online.

To check your enrollment status, login to your account at this link –

Full tuition is due at the time of registration. However, enrolled students are given three weeks of class to determine their commitment. Tuition refunds will not be issued after the third scheduled class of the session if a student or parent decides not to continue, UNLESS approved by Teelin or for medical or other emergency situation.

Students most commonly wear sport shorts and a shirt. Any dance clothing that permits freedom of movement is appropriate, as long as the teacher can clearly see the dancer’s legs and feet. Appropriate dance shoes are required.

Note: Dancers in the Teelin Champ Program are required to wear black shorts and top, and white socks the same length as their competition socks.

Usually not… because we have found that it is too disruptive to the classes in session. However, sometimes exceptions are made. Beginner level students are encouraged to enroll at the beginning of the year, or for an abbreviated session (if offered), or in a Beginner Summer Camp.

Dancers with prior Irish dance experience need to meet with Maureen to determine appropriate placement, and then transfer if there are any openings in an appropriate class for the upcoming year. Interviews for possible transfer students are typically only considered during the time period after the Teelin Spring Show through mid-summer, except under special circumstances.

“General Information and Policies” are listed on the registration document. Consent to these policies is required at the time of registration. Below are a few helpful reminders for dancers. If there are any further questions, please contact us!

  • Please arrive for class on time, dressed appropriately.
  • Bring a water bottle, or purchase one for $1 from the lobby.
  • No chewing gum.
  • No sitting during class. If you’re on the floor, you should be stretching!
  • No long or baggy pants. Teachers must be able to see your legs.
  • Please respect the studio space.
  • Collect all belongings, remove litter, use recycling bins where available.

Inclement Weather/Emergencies: If the weather is questionable, please call 443-629-7808 to hear the school message. We will not always follow the public school closings.

Absence: If you miss a class, you may attend another class at the same level (or a level below). Advanced permission required – send an email to with the name/date of the missed class and the name/date of the requested make-up class. Make-ups are discouraged during Spring Show preparations.