Bonus Workshops

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

To celebrate our 20 th Anniversary, we are bringing back some FAN FAVORITE classes!

MONDAY

Foot Placement & Turnout (2000 – Fan Favorite)
Set Piece – limited to only 8 dancers (2008 – Fan Favorite)
Toe Work (U13 and above ONLY)
Trouble with Trebles
Stage Presence
Arches
Strength & Flexibility
“So you plan to be a TCRG?”
Dancers Diet & Nutrition
Traditional Sets (St. Patrick’s Day)
Grade Exam Prep (1-3 only)

TUESDAY

Back to Basics (2001 – Fan Favorite)
Foot Placement & Turnout (2000 – Fan Favorite)
ID Make-up Tips
Create A Show (age restrictions)
Fancy Footwork (Beg. thru Pz only)
Fix those Clicks!
Arches
Take care of those feet!
Irish Sports (must have sneakers)
Traditional Sets (Garden of Daisies)
Grade Exam Prep (4-6 only)

WEDNESDAY

Keep it Sharp! (2004- Fan Favorite)
Set Piece – limited to only 8 dancers (2008 – Fan Favorite)
Lift in Lifts
Disney Workout *new
Fancy Footwork (Prelim/Champ only)
Rhythm & Timing (Beg. thru Pz only)
Posture & Arms
Strength & Flexibility
Take care of those feet!
Traditional Sets (The Blackbird)
Grade Exam Prep (6-10 only)

THURSDAY

Endurance (2007 – Fan Favorite)
ID Make-up Tips
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
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. 

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. We will also debut the show again on Friday for public. 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.

Disney Workout
Never grow up! Be our guest at this new bonus class that will take you to a whole new world! The class will take the bare necessities of working out and combine it with the beauty of the beat. Tired? Let it go! As you’re following the leader through the workout exercises, jamming out to the music (which will be steady as the beating drum), you’ll learn that you can in fact go the distance. Who knows your far you’ll go?

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

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

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.

Foot Placement & Turnout
Tips, exercises and advice on crossing and turnout.

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.

ID Make-up Tips
Learn from the pros! Our Female Instructors will do a make-up tutorial both for competition and stage. Receive tips and advice about a make-up base to highlighting and colors.

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.

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

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

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.

Set Piece
Limited to 8 campers per class. First come basis. Instructors will review and critique modern sets.

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.

So you plan to be a TCRG?
Test your knowledge on Set Piece Music and all 30 Ceili dances. Great preparation for future TCRG’s!

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.

Strength & 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.

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.

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.