Irish Dancing Society


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About us:

Fancy learning something new? Trying out a new style of dancing? Then the Irish Dance Society is for you! Our society is open to everyone, our members include those who have danced and competed for many years as well as those who have only just begun to dance. Our energetic sessions combined with our relaxed atmosphere make our classes the perfect place to develop your dance skills and to make friends. Whether this is a hobby to help you keep fit or to continue your dance training we offer classes from beginners to advanced to cater for all abilities.

Our classes run every Monday during the Spring and Autumn semester and for those of you who love dancing as much as we do there are performance classes held once a month. These are designed to fine tune steps learnt in class, practice for step down the line and put together group dances from all classes so that we can partcipate in charity events, St. Patrick's day celebrations and our end of term showcases.

We run a variety of socials throughout the year such as SU club nights, society meals, quizzes and pizza nights. 

Please feel free to message us with any questions on our Facebook page or via our email.

Classes - venue & times

Classes for semster 1 will be held online for now. This page will be updated with the class venue once they are confirmed. Please keep an eye out for updates, links and tickets to our virtual classes - members will automatically receive the link for virtual classes.

Classes are run on Monday evenings - please keep up to date on our Facebook page!

Beginners: 6-7pmIntermediate: 7-8pmAdvanced: 8- 9pm

Performance classes are run on Thursday evenings - please keep up to date on our Facebook page!


***COVID-19 update***

Classes will be held online each Monday, to accomodate extended University hours we will be running a beginners class 7-8pm and a joint intermediates / advanced 8-9 pm. So that we know who is coming to each class please purchase a ticket to the class. For members these are free, otherwise it will cost £2 a class (this excludes the taster session / GIAG which is free for everyone). You are still entitled to re-imbursement of one class if you purchase membership after attending. 

Our first class will be held on the 28th September where we will be teaching some new steps, throughout the semester we are holding some themed classes including RIverdance class and 'Poptarts' music themed class there will also be the opportunity to join social events.

We hope to meet you all in person as soon as we can and when we can return to classes in person we will return to classes as stated above.


Membership for 2020/21 will look a bit different from previous years... 

Instead of an annual fee and paying per class (£77.50 total) your membership will now only cost £25 for the year or £15 per semester. Don't want to miss a bargain? Membership goes live in September and includes all classes, a 2020/21 society T-shirt, costumes for performances and subsidised society events.

We still welcome everyone to all classes. Each class costs £2 for non-members. For anyone that attends a class (not including GIAG) and then becomes a member can be reimbursed for the cost of one class. 

If you don't know the locations of these venues, then send us a Facebook message or an email and we would be more than happy to help.

If you are unsure of which class to join, then you are more than welcome to stay for another hour, for no additional cost!

Stay in touch:

The best way to stay informed about the society is to 'like' us on Facebook! You can also join our members group (@sheffieldirishdance)

We are also on Instagram @sheffirishdance.


2020-2021 Committee

President: Helen Wilson

Vice President and Treasurer : Niamh Etherson

Secretary and Inclusions : Jodie Miller

Dance Coordinator: Eimhear McGearty 


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