Novice / Prizewinner Classes

At these levels students will move on to learn and perfect the art of Hard shoes (similar to tap shoes). They will learn the ability to have precise rhythm needed to perform hard shoe dances from basic, traditional dances to more intricate choreographed pieces. At the same time they will also continue to learn more difficult soft shoe choreography and expand their knowledge of Irish Dance.

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Lousie Connolly

Your Instructor

Owner and Principal Instructor

Louise started Irish dance at the age of 8 with Scoil Rince Oirialla in Dundalk, Ireland. In the following years she claimed the title of World Champion two years in a row, along with Ulster, All Ireland, All Scotland, and British National Champion. After reaching the pinnacle of her competitive career, Louise joined the world renowned Irish Dance show -Michael Flatley’s ‘Lord of the Dance’. Within her first year of performing in the show, she was given the lead female role of ‘Saoirse’ and spent the next 6 years touring the world as the lead dancer. Her travels brought her to North America and Louise founded Connolly Irish Dance. Louise is a Teagascoir Choimisiuin le Rinci Gaelacha (TCRG), is registered with; the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin, Ireland, and An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha