New Student Information

Beginners Corner

Welcome to Irish Dance!  As a new dance parent, we are sure you have a lot of questions. Hopefully we can answer them here for you.

Class Attire
Since it is important in Irish Dance to have the correct posture – the teachers have to be able to see a dancer’s arms, legs, knees etc. Proper attire for class is a short sleeve tee shirt, shorts, socks and soft dance shoes. Hair must be tied back from the face. We have bathrooms for the children to change. Just have them keep a pair of shorts in their dancing bag and change when they get here. Dancers arriving in jeans etc – will not be able to dance – they will be asked to sit and watch the class. In a few weeks, we will be ordering shoes or hopefully the salesman will come to the studio for fittings. We also have a used shoe bin – please check that out first.

Classes start the first week of school in September. Most dancers will meet once a week in the beginning. If you miss a class – it is your responsibility to attend a make up class. There is no discount on tuition for missed classes. If your child is sick – please do not send them to class.

Dance Studio Etiquette (click here)

Class Cancellations
In the event of inclement weather, class cancellations will be announced on this website. We will also post closings on the answering machine at the studio (518) 273-4491. Cancelled classes will be made up when the schedule allows.


Class costumes are rented on a yearly basis.  The new dancers won’t need them until the Recital. More on that to follow.


Monthly Newsletters
Monthly newsletters, special notices, etc will be emailed to you. Please make sure you have the correct email on file. Please let us know if your email changes.


Tuition is due quarterly by the dates specified.  A $5.00 late fee applies after that.

  • 1st payment due first week of classes (include the registration fee)
  • October 15
  • January 14
  • April 8

Please keep current.  Tickets for recital will not be sold with an outstanding balance.  We can arrange for anyone who wishes to pay annually.