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, Botley and Hedge End, 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 Beginners Class

Do you have a budding dancer wanting to give Irish Dancing a try?

We have limited space in two brand new beginners classes. Mondays, 4.30pm – 5.15pm at the Botley Market Hall, High Street, Botley. Saturdays, 10am – 10.45am at The Mitre Building, Dance Studio, Botley Road, Bishop’s Waltham. Live classes starting Monday 19th April and Saturday 24th April (government restrictions allowing). ]

Please get in touch to register your interest.

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.