Irish Dance Beginners

28 Sep 2021 to 09 Nov 2021



60 minutes

THIS CLASS HAS LIMITED CAPACITY AND TICKETS CAN ONLY BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE ONLINE. Please read DanceXchange’s Covid-19 safety procedures to ensure you can return to the studio with us safely. You should only attend if you can present evidence of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 24 hours prior to your arrival.

In this class you will learn the basics of Irish dance light shoe technique. You will practice the main steps needed to dance the four basic light shoe dances (reel, light jig, slip jig and hop jig) and some traditional ceili (group) dances. Irish dance is a fun, upbeat dance style where the only thing you need is yourself and water! If you don’t have Irish dance shoes (called ghillies) you are encouraged to bring ballet or jazz shoes if you have them, but socks will be sufficient if you do not have any of these.

Max 20 participants.


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Tue 28 Sep 21
Tue 05 Oct 21
Tue 12 Oct 21
Tue 19 Oct 21
Tue 26 Oct 21
Tue 02 Nov 21
Tue 09 Nov 21

Studio Class FAQs

Our staff members will be there to guide you and answer any questions you may have.

Step 1: Ensure you arrive with evidence (text or email) of a NEGATIVE rapid lateral flow test result. Without this, you will be unable to enter the building so please remember to do this the day of your class. You can order free test kits here:

Step 2: Wearing your mask, you will enter the building using the main staircase/lift to access Level 5.

Step 3: Check in at reception and sanitise your hands before entering the studio where you can remove your mask if you would like to. Please remember our changing/shower facilities are not open at this time so do come to class changed and ready to go!

Step 4: At the end of your class, you will be able to head out through the main staircase/lift.

Please ensure you are on time, if you are more than 15 minutes late to class you won’t be able to access the studio.

When you buy online you will need to set up your account via our booking system. To book classes online please click here or click the shopping cart icon in the header of the website to access the account registration process and follow the simple set-up instructions.

Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the class/event is cancelled. All tickets will be offered subject to availability at the time of booking. Please give us a call us on 0121 667 6730 to discuss further.
Anything comfortable that lets you move freely. You can wear tracksuit bottoms, leggings & t-shirts for most classes. Please wear light-soled trainers or dance shoes (if you have them), Contemporary and yoga classes are bare feet.


No, these are currently closed until further notice.
We don’t have lockers so please take all your valuable possessions with you into the studio from the changing rooms.
Yes, please bring your refillable water bottle with you. You can take bottles with you into the studios.
You won’t be allowed to join a class if you’re more than 10 minutes late. This is because you’ll have missed the warm-up, which increases your chance of injury.
We aim to make our classes accessible to everyone regardless of disability. Please call us on 0121 667 6730 to discuss any support you might need.

Key Information

60 minutes
Full Price: £7.00, Concession: £6.00
Suitable For


Ana Neve

Irish Dance Tutor (she/her)

Ana Neve’s philosophy is that anyone can dance. She has been teaching Irish dance to children and adults in different settings for 10 years. While her expertise is in the Irish dancing world, she has experience in other dance styles to complement her practice. Knowing that dance and teaching require constant professional development, she has taken multiple certifications such as Teaching Dance for Health, Healthy Dance Practice Certificate, and Leading Dance for Older People among others. She is also one of the first certified mental performance consultants following the Dancing Minds program.

Ana has competed at the World Championships of Irish Dancing on multiple occasions and in other international competitions. She has also performed in various events including Peter Pan Pantomime, Take The Floor show, West Midlands BBC Children in Need, the Commonwealth Games Handover show for Birmingham 2022, and in other events and festivals in the UK, Ireland, United States and Mexico.

Headshot Ana Laura Neve