Our Classes

Phoenix stage school classes

Dance, Dance, Dance

In our Dance Fusion class students cover a mix of genres over the year – HipHop, Jazz and Lyrical. Class always starts with warmup to wake up the muscles and prep the body for a fun high energy class! Students learn safe stretches to increase flexibility and across the floor exercises to improve technique, all of which can be done in class and at home.  Exciting routines, in a. variety of styles and  suitable to each age group are taught to students throughout the year. And all of our Phoenix Students get a chance to showcase their talents in our annual full scale variety show.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines  spoken dialogue, songs, acting and dance.  In our MT classes students  enjoy 3 classes (dance, drama and singing ) –  with various teachers over a  90 minute  or two hour session. Bi annually we purchase Broadway Musical rights and after months of rehearsals students take to the stage to wow their friends and families in fast paced, toe tapping shows. To date we have produced Shake Ripple & Roll, Seussical, Elf, and High School Musical. The excitement bounces off the stage in these performances and from show to show we see children’s confidence grow and lasting friendships form.

Jazz & Ballet Technique

In our technique class we hone in on our alignment and correct placement to create a strong foundation for our dancers. We work on ballet & jazz positions, stretching, turns, jumps and floor work in a much more detailed fashion. From September to December each year our technique students concentrate on a syllabus created by our own Claire Gaughran  and the term is completed then with a class assessment. The repetitive nature of our assessment term encourages students to practise at home as well as in the studio and also builds each students strength, helping to prevent injuries. 

Our Classes

Jazz Dance

Jazz Dance is a performance dance technique and style that is matched to the rhythms and beats of Jazz music. It consists of fancy footwork, quick turns, isolations and big leaps. If you are interested in Jazz dance check out the classes below:

Jazz / Ballet technique:

Tuesdays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 5.15-6.15pm (Ages 10-12)
  • 6.15- 7.15pm (Ages 13-18)

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Wednesdays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 3.30-4.30pm (Ages 8-10)
  • 4.30-5.30pm (Ages 10-12)
  • 5.30-6.45pm (Ages 13 – 14)
  • 6.45 – 8pm (Ages 15-18)

Ballet

Ballet –  is a highly technical form of dance and is the basic foundation for most forms of dance.  Ballet training helps to improve posture, balance and coordination as well as increase flexibility.  If you are interested in Ballet dance check out the class below:

Jazz / Ballet technique:

Tuesdays – Leisureland, Salthill 

  • 5.15-6.15pm (Ages 10-12)
  • 6.15- 7.15pm (Ages 13-18)

HipHop

HipHop is a high energy dance style often performed to hiphop music. It is believed hiphop dance began in New York City in the 1960s when dancers without any professional training brought dancing to the streets.

If you are interested in HipHop dance check out the class below:

Dance! Dance! Dance

Wednesdays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 3.30-4.30pm (Ages 8-10)
  • 4.30-5.30pm (Ages 10-12)
  • 5.30-6.45pm (Ages 13 – 14)
  • 6.45 – 8pm (Ages 15-18)

Lyrical Dance

Lyrical Dance –is a style that combines elements of ballet, contemporary and jazz . It is performed to music with lyrics and the dancer expresses their emotion through their fluid, continuous and graceful movements. If you are interested in Lyrical dance check out the classes below:

 Jazz / Ballet technique:

Tuesdays – Leisureland , Salthill

  • 5.15-6.15pm (Ages 10-12)
  • 6.15- 7.15pm (Ages 13-18)

Dance! Dance! Dance!

Wednesdays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 3.30-4.30pm (Ages 8-10)
  • 4.30-5.30pm (Ages 10-12)
  • 5.30-6.45pm (Ages 13 – 14)
  • 6.45 – 8pm (Ages 15-18

Musical Theatre Minis

In our Musical Theatre Minis Class children enjoy a combination of dance , drama and singing . This 90 minute class offers a fun, energetic class for young children age 4-7. If you are interested in our Musical Theatre Minis class please check out the times below:

Musical Theatre:

Tuesdays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 3.30-5pm (Ages 4-7)

Drama

In our drama classes we use fun, energetic theatrical exercises to nurture personal, social and artistic development within an atmosphere of creativity and through the freedom of self-expression. We build our student’s self-esteem and confidence in their own talents through individual and group work. We create a safe and enjoyable space for students to openly communicate, listen and share ideas with their peers.

If you are interested in Drama please check out the classes below:

Musical Theatre:

Mondays – Scoil Mhuire, Church Rd. Moycullen

  • 2.45-4.45pm (Ages 5-12)

Mondays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 6-8pm (Ages 8-11)
  • 6.40-8.40pm (Ages 12-16)

Tuesdays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 3.30-5pm (Ages 4-7)

Singing

Want to improve your singing voice and learn new, exciting songs? In our singing classes we strive to bring the best from our students voices, we work on breath, tone, diction and performance to enhance our strongest voices for the stage. Through fun exercises and songs ranging from pop to musical theatre, we will help build each child’s confidence to sing in groups and solo.

If you are interested in Singing please check out the classes below:

Musical Theatre:

Mondays – Scoil Mhuire, Church Rd. Moycullen

  • 2.45-4.45pm (Ages 5-12)

Mondays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 6-8pm (Ages 8-11)
  • 6.40-8.40pm (Ages 12-16)

Tuesdays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 3.30-5pm (Ages 4-7)

Musical Theatre Dance

Musical Theatre Dance is a form of dance that combines the songs of musicals with the movements of classic jazz styles. It can be seen on theatrical stages all over the world and famously on Westend and Broadway and in movie musicals.

If you are interested in Musical Theatre Dance please check out the classes below:

Musical Theatre:

Mondays – Scoil Mhuire, Church Rd. Moycullen

  • 2.45-4.45pm (Ages 5-12)


Mondays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 6-8pm (Ages 8-11)
  • 6.40-8.40pm (Ages 12-16)

Musical Theatre Minis

Tuesdays – Leisureland, Salthill

  • 3.30-5pm (Ages 4-7)

Competition Team

Our Phoenix competition teams give dancers an extra opportunity to showcase their talents and to compete at a national level. Students must attend two classes a week to be considered for our competition team.

Classes Registration

Uniforms

The required uniform is as follows:

 

All Students (4 - 18 yrs)

Caramel Jazz Shoes available at Dance World.

Jazz Ballet Technique

Our Jazz Ballet Technique Students require the following for class:
Black Strappy Leotard
Black Footless Tights
Caramel Jazz Shoes

Branded Apparel (Optional)

Our Phoenix Stage School branded apparel is optional for all students.

Please check out our shop to see all options available.