Erickson Academy of Irish Dance

2014-15 Open Houses & Class Information

by Allison Erickson

Our 2014-15 Wee Ones, Beginner and Adult Programs are now accepting registrations for classes starting in September!

Open Houses – Wednesdays 4pm – 7pm on August 13, August 20, August 27

You can register for classes, get to know us and our studio by attending one of our Wednesday Open Houses (4pm – 7pm) on August 13, August 20 or August 27.  Can’t make it on any of these Wednesdays?  No worries, you can register by mail or by calling the studio directly at 513.232.1366.

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Wee Ones   (Ages 4-5)

Offered Thursdays @ 1:00pm – Main Studio

Wee Ones (30 minutes) is for the youngest children interested in Irish dancing – ages 4 and 5!  This class is specifically design for a pre-schooler’s energy and is a perfect way to work on rhythm and motion exercises.  Classes will incorporate basic foot placement, jumping and balance drills, timing and posture.

Beginner (Ages 5 – 12)

Offered Mondays @ 5:15pm – Westwood Studio

Offered Wednesdays @ 5:00pm – Main Studio

Offered Saturdays @ 9:30am – Main Studio

The Beginner Class (45 minutes) is for dancers ages 5-12.  The youngest students accepted for Beginners are age 5 and starting Kindergarten — ability to focus, attention span and knowing right foot from left foot is important.  Beginner dancers start by learning the basics of Irish dancing — posture, foot placement, timing, “threes” and “sevens”.  Each 3-month session builds upon the previous session and we encourage dancers to begin with Fall Session, but will accept dancers throughout the dance year.

Adult Intro (Ages 18 – 118)

Offered Mondays @ 7:30pm – Main Studio

The Adult Intro Class (60 minutes) will learn the basics of Irish dancing and focus on the soft shoe dances.  This class combines periodically with the Adult Advanced Class (once the basics are learned) for group/ceili dancing.  This class is designed to be fun and recreational with an avenue toward competition if that aspect of Adult step-dancing is desired.  This class is a fantastic outlet for exercising while meeting new people!

Adult Advanced (Ages 18 – 118)

Offered Mondays @ 6:30pm – Main Studio

The Adult Advanced Class is for all adults who have already learned and mastered the basics of Irish dance as well as steps in the Reel, Light Jig and SlipJig.  Advanced dancers will work on traditional hard shoe rhythms and steps.  Dancers who already know traditional steps will move on to slower tempo steps.  More complex soft shoe steps will be taught as well and group/ceili dancing will continue.

More Information & To Register

Download our Erickson Academy 2014.15 Wee Ones, Beginner & Adult Programs

Download our 2014.15 Erickson Academy Registration Form



Added on July 31st, 2014

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2014 Introduction to Irish Dance Summer Camps!

by Allison Erickson

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Now Accepting Registrations for our 2014 Introduction to Irish Dance Summer Camps! 


(Main Studio & West Side Studio Sessions Available)

Do you have a child who would LOVE to try out Irish dance?  If so, we have the PERFECT Summer Camp for your child!!

During our POPULAR Introduction to Irish Dance Summer Camps, your camper will:

  • be introduced to the basics of Irish dance (posture, foot placement, Hop 2-3s, timing)
  • participate in Irish Arts & Crafts
  • learn group dances of Ireland (aka “ceili” dances)
  • enjoy some Irish storytelling

We welcome ALL children ages 4 1/2 – 12 who have never had any Irish dance experience or have just finished their first year of Irish dance!  Children will be grouped accordingly by age.


  • Session 1:  June 17-18-19 (Tuesday – Thursday), 9:30am – 11:30am – MAIN Studio
  • Session 2:  June 24-25-26 (Tuesday – Thursday), 10:00am – 12 Noon – WEST Side Studio**
  • Session 3:  July 15-16-17 (Tuesday – Thursday), 9:30am – 11:30am – MAIN Studio

** NEW THIS YEAR — We are offering our Summer Camp at the Westwood Town Hall Recreation Center!  This is the same facility where we run our West Side Beginner classes.

Additional Summer Camp Details? Click here for 2014 Introduction to Irish Dance Summer Camp Information.

Ready to register?  Click here for 2014 Summer Camp Registration Form!

Questions?  Please feel free to contact us via email at or call 513-232-1366.

Added on April 1st, 2014

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