Irish dancing is a living art form that has been passed down through the generations and progresses over time. It is both artistic and athletic! In addition to fancy footwork, Irish dancers learn numerous life skills through their dance training, including dedication, determination, focus, stage presence, sportsmanship and teamwork. Irish dancing is a great activity for physical fitness, building self esteem and making new friends.
Classes at Richens/Timm focus on all aspects of Irish dance. From solo to team, from children to adult, from social to competitive; there is something for everyone at the Richens/Timm Academy. We recommend dancers be at least 5 years old, but some children may be ready to begin their dance journey at 4 years, depending on coordination and attention span. We also offer adult classes at most locations. You are never too old to Irish dance!
Our new dance year begins after Labor Day each September. Classes run through July with a break for the month of August. Enrollment for our annual classes opens in mid-June. Contact us to enroll!
In addition to our annual classes, we offer Spring Beginner Classes and/or Summer Introductory Workshops to give prospective dancers and their parents the opportunity to see if Irish dance is a good fit. Class schedule and offerings vary by location.