Annette the Dancer
Click here to see her perform one of her favourite dances
From Julia Bannister of Canada, "Thanks so much. I cannot express how much I appreciate your teaching style. It is organized; excellent pacing; clear; concise; consistent; beautifully responsive to the music. Thank you from across the miles, the top, bottom and middle of my ❤️ - Julia"
Online dance classes
Zoom with me and make friends with other dancers from all around the globe.
4 levels of tuition from beginner up.
Click here to see a short video showing the dances for this upcoming term (block 9).
New repertoire for each block of classes.
Videos now available for home study - check the Shop Tab or click here
Scroll down to access a free online tutorial
An opportunity for dancers to deepen
their love and understanding of
Old Style Step Dancing - at a stunning location in Clare.
I plan to resume my "in person" workshop
schedule when possible.
Alternatively, drop me a line if you would like to book
me to come to you, or provide you or your group with a Zoom workshop.
Bespoke dance sessions, classes,
hen parties and events.
A fun way to
interact with friends and family.
Let me inspire you, I was over 40 when
I joined my first solo dance class.
THE FIRST STEP TO A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE
Research has proven that dancing is one of the best forms of activity for keeping
the body active and the mind alert.
Anti-ageing of the brain
"Dancing can reverse the signs of ageing in the brain"
Posted on August 29, 2017 by Frontiers Communications in Neuroscience
A comparison of two different fitness routines shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain in the elderly, but only dancing gives rise to a measurable difference in behavior. by Tania Fitzgeorge-Balfour.
I would recommend Annette's classes because she is an excellent teacher and her love for dancing and for teaching is inspirational.
Nuala Shanley, Fermanagh
Annette is an extremely excellent teacher and her instruction
is easy to understand. Her sense of fun makes her teaching
Pat Murphy, Lurgan
I took Annette's last series of old-style step dancing classes, and I really enjoyed joining her dance community once a week. Annette is a clear, organised, thoughtful, and generous teacher. She really wants her students to learn and have fun. Her classes are a great way to get moving and improve your dance skills.
Alicia Ni Chuinn, Seattle
Annette provided a very detailed feedback on my dancing, which helped me very much.
Kateryna Buchina, Ukraine
I did a lot of ceile dancing as a youngster and always wanted to learn the old style step dancing but, living where I do, could never make it to a class as there are none near me. Hoping you keep doing the online classes. It's a dream come true!!
Barbara Graham, Co Down
“Hi Annette, in the current situation, solo dances seem a perfect alternative - I am a set dancer. I was really not looking for this, but I found your teaching (at the English Folk Festival) very clear, systematic, extremely well thought out. Please add me to your distribution list for your next course, motivated to join!"
I teach to a wide range of people, some with no prior knowledge, sometimes people come to revisit steps from their childhood, some people come to get fit in a fun environment.
Old Style Step Dancing
The steps and dances on offer have been passed down an unbroken line from the Dancing Masters of old.
Old Style Step Dancing is a percussive type of dance, the steps are danced close to the floor, by people of any age – even into their 80s. Old Style Step Dancing is the precursor to competitive Irish dancing and Riverdance.
Research has proven that dancing is one of the best forms of activity for keeping the body active and the mind alert.
If you are curious about Old Style step dancing then join me online.
Information on other types of Irish Dance