Bonus Workshops 2020

(these classes are included in the tuition and are NO extra charge)

MONDAY

Hindsight is 2020 new!
Set Piece – limited to only 8 dancers
Make it SNAPPY!
Trouble with Trebles
Toe Work (U13 and above ONLY)
Stage Presence
Fancy Footwork (Prelim/Champ only)
Strictly Stamina (must have sneakers)
Ceili
Traditional Sets (St. Patrick’s Day)
Grade Exam Prep (1-3 only)

TUESDAY

Core Concentration new!
Create A Show (age restrictions)
Time for Turnout!
Fancy Footwork (Beg. thru Pz only)
Fix those Clicks!
Posture & Arms
Lift in Lifts
Take care of those feet!
Irish Sports (must have sneakers)
Traditional Sets (Garden of Daisies)
Grade Exam Prep (4-6 only)

WEDNESDAY

Leg Extension new!
Time for Turnout!
Arches
Make it SNAPPY!
Dancers Diet & Nutrition
Fancy Footwork (Prelim/Champ only)
Rhythm & Timing (Beg. thru Pz only)
Posture & Arms
Strengthening & Flexibility
Traditional Sets (The Blackbird)
Grade Exam Prep (6-10 only)

THURSDAY

Create A Show (age restrictions)
Drills
Showsteps (Beg. thru Pz only)
Showsteps (Prelim/Champ only)
Stage Presence
Treble Reel
Irish Language
Shows Behind the Scenes
Take care of those feet!
Ceili
Traditional Sets (Job of Journeywork)

Arches
Learn exercises to strengthen the foot muscles and tendons, to acquire a perfect arch for soft shoe.

Ceili
A fun class for all levels! Camp staff instruct some of the 30 Ceilis that are in the official, “Ar Rince Foirne Book” designed by the Comisiun le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin, Ireland. This class is perfect if you just want to learn or plan to sit for your TCRG! All levels.

Core Concentration
A weak or inflexible core can impair how the rest of the body functions, leading to poor posture and dance execution. By helping your child to build up a strong core, you’ll ensure that the rest of your child’s body functions at its optimum potential, improving overall performance.

Create A Show (ages 14 and up, Prelim & Champ levels only. BOTH Bonuses mandatory)
We are excited to bring a new concept to CRC. Our Instructors will choreograph a new dance piece and set to unique music. The level of performance will be comparable to show choreography. This production will debut on Thursday during showcase and the Instructors chosen for that session will participate along with the students. Black tights, black skirt and black tank top required for girls. Black socks, black pants and black t-shirt required for boys.

Dancers Diet & Nutrition
A new class this year! We are excited to have a dietician/nutritionist speak to our dancers about the importance of taking care of their body. Learn proper foods to eat for energy and increases athletes’ performance. Also, learn the importance of water for the body.

Drills
For the dancer who can’t get enough! In this class, Instructors provide repetitive movements to work on agility, endurance and stamina.

Fancy Footwork
Got moves? Here we choose a couple of trendy movements and break them down for the hour. This class is divided into different levels.

Fix those Clicks!
Instructors will use techniques and exercises to get those clicks just right so that they are heard every time.

Grade Exam Prep
This year we will not be offering Grade Exam Prep during regular class time. If you are interested in having a class to prepare you for your Grades, we recommend signing up for this.

Hindsight is 2020
It’s hard to predict the future… ‘will I win at the next feis?’. It’s easy to know the right thing to do after making previous mistakes. Here our Instructors will take a fun look into the future and discuss GOALS… how to make them and how to achieve them.

Irish Language
An introductory class for those interested in learning Ireland’s National language. Learn how to count, say hello, goodbye, ask questions, etc!

Irish Sports
Expand your Irish Culture and learn the popular sports of Ireland such as Gaelic Football or Hurling.

Leg Extensions
An important class for every championship dancer. Achieving high kicks, overs, birdies, clicks… so important in todays competitive scene.

Lift in Lifts
Having problems getting the height or execution you need for your lifts? Also called Overs.

Make it SNAPPY!
Is your dancing lacking energy? Great pull-ups, sharpness and long extensions are what makes a beautiful and strong dancer.

Posture & Arms
Having problems with your carriage? Instructors will devote the whole hour giving tips and exercises that can help you to straighten your back and keep those arms tucked in!

Rhythm & Timing
Do you listen to Irish dance music outside of practice time? Well, you should. Learn more tips and rhythmic combinations to help with timing.

Shows Behind the Scenes
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be in a World Touring Dance Show? Hear stories and backstage gossip straight from the Professionals. Lecture, no dancing involved.

Show Steps
Ever wanted to learn ‘Reel around the Sun’, ‘Distant Thunder’ or the opening of LOTD? This class does just that. Taught by our Dance Instructors, you will be able to perform the show’s steps TO MUSIC!! This class is broken down by level.

Stage Presence
One of our more popular classes! Did you realize that walking on and off the stage are just as important as your dancing? What and when is the correct way to bow? How should you smile? Should you look at the judge or not? This class works on stage presence and most importantly, stage etiquette.

Strengthening & Flexibility
By using leg weights and thera-bands, our Yoga Instructor will use strengthening exercises and drills to work the body to encourage strength and flexibility and reduce injuries.

Strictly Stamina
Bring your sneakers to this class as we will take it outdoors!

Take care of those Feet!
Our ‘in house’ Nurse will provide tips for the dancers on taking care and preventing blisters, injuries, in grown toe nails and many more. Our Nurse will demonstrate how to properly wrap a foot and will also introduce the current over counter remedies for common dancing foot aliments. This is an important class if you have such injuries! Added plus…. You get to soak your feet during class!

Toe Work
Need work going up on your toes? This class incorporates stretches and exercises to aid the muscles when going up on your toes in hardshoe. We will also combine core strengthening to work on the back muscles and abs so that you stop body stops wobbling and your foot is supported.

Time for Turnout
By using exercises, techniques and dance props, we will help enhance your turnout!

Traditional Sets
An instructional class, for all levels, who wish to learn the four traditional Set Pieces. For those planning to take levels 4-12 of Grade Examinations, this class will be a quick review to prepare.

Treble Reel
A fun Thursday class! Staff members work together with campers to choreograph fun (and sometimes silly) treble reel steps.

Trouble with Trebles
Not getting the right sound out of your trebles? Our Instructor will take the entire hour to breakdown the rhythm and give the dancer a better understanding of the different treble sounds in ID.

THOMONDGATE PRODUCTIONS, INC
132 MUSCADINE ROAD
SUNSET, LA 70584

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Wednesday, 10:00am - 2:00 pm (CT)

PHONE: (337) 662-5463
FAX: (337) 662-7270

EMAIL: office@irishdancecamp.com
DIRECTOR: sheila@irishdancecamp.com

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Productions, INC.