Forrestall School of Irish Dancing

Founded in 2004.

Whether your child is looking to be competitive or just enjoy the artistic sport of Irish dancing, Forrestall School of Irish Dancing has a strong family ethos and a place for everyone.

Forrestall School of Irish Dancing was founded by Cassie Forrestall T.C.R.G in 2004. Cassie is an experienced and fully qualified teacher registered with An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG). Classes are held across Hampshire in Fareham and Botley, during term time, and are suitable for beginners to advanced competition level. Whether your child is looking to be competitive or just enjoy the artistic sport of Irish dancing, Forrestall School of Irish Dancing has a strong family ethos and a place for everyone.

New Tiny Tots Class

Is your little one a budding dancer eager to explore the world of Irish Dancing?

Introducing our dynamic Tiny Tots class held at Botley Market Hall, High Street, Botley.

Join us on Tuesdays from 4pm to 4.30pm for an engaging session that lays the foundation for a lifelong love of dance.

Enthusiastic dancers aged 4 – 6 are warmly welcomed to join the fun and learning!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity – get in touch today to secure your child’s spot and ignite their passion for Irish dancing. Let the journey begin!

Teachers

Read about our talented teachers who teach the students at our school.

Classes

We offer Irish dancing solo and team lessons for children and adults from age 4′.

Timetable

We teach classes throughout the week. Please view our timetable to see what classes are at what times.

British Arts Awards

The British Arts Awards is a prestigious annual international dance, singing and drama competition.

Solo Dancing

We offer Irish dancing solo lessons to children from age 4 through to adults. Solo classes are offered to complete beginners through to championship grade. Dancers learn the artistic sport of light and heavy shoe dancing and may choose to dance for fun and fitness, or enter local, national and international competitive feiseanna.

Ceili Squad (Team Dancing)

Our Ceili Squad is our team that performs in competitions, festivals and displays.

Ceili Squad is an invitation only class. Dancers need to be taking at least one solo class to be eligible.

Grade Examinations

The purpose of the grade examinations scheme is to provide a structured framework within which dancers can work towards an achievable goal and to provide a strong foundation in Irish dance. Grade examinations are unlike competitions in that each candidate is individually examined and receives a detailed written assessment of their performance and knowledge of the grade being attempted. The scheme consists of an optional preliminary grade followed by 12 grades, each one becoming increasingly more demanding on the candidates skills, knowledge and ability.

Displays

Displays of Irish dancing can be booked for both personal and public functions. We ask for a small fee, agreed in advance, depending on the event. Dancers may also collect donations from the audience afterwards, if appropriate. All money raised goes into our fundraising account used for the benefit all of the dancers in the school. This includes, but not limited, to sending dancers to international competitions and purchasing costumes.

If you are organising an event and would like further information please use our email contact form by clicking the link below.