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Join us at the AISLING MOR ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE to take advantage of our talented teachers, welcoming community of dancers, and exceptional studio space. Whether you are a beginner or a champion dancer looking to reach your "big dream", you can find it all at our dance school. Reach out today to learn more!


Beginner 1

Beginner 1 is the level where 3-5 year olds start off. In this class they learn the basics of Irish Dance, as well as skills to develop coordination, balance, and memorization.

Beginner 2

Beginner 2 is usually where ages 6 and over start off. In this class they have increased choreography and learn new skills.

Advanced Beginner

Advanced Beginner is for dancers who have mastered the basics and who are ready to move on and learn longer and harder choreography. This is also the level where hardshoes are introduced. Competitive dancers move from Advanced Beginner to Novice when they have placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in each of their dance categories. Non-competitive dancers move from Advanced Beginner to Novice when they have learned all of their dances and can perform them proficiently.


As the dancers become more fluent in learning irish dancing, they learn intermediate level and choreography. Dancers become more independent as they learn to implement corrections and practice skills. Competitive dancers move to the next level (prizewinner) when they have achieved 1st place in each of their dances.


Prizewinner is an extension of the skills and choreography learned in novice. This is the last stage that the dancer will achieve before championship level status. Competitive dancers move to the next level (prelim) when they have won a 1st place in the hard shoe and softshoe dance, of their age group.

Preliminary Championship

With prelim as the first level of championship, dancers will master an additional step in each dance. There is an increased level of difficulty in their dances. In this level competition format changes and dancers are eligible to compete in the Mid Atlantic Region Oireachtas. In order to advance to the next level, open championship, the dancer must win three 1st places.

Open Championship

Open Championship is the highest level one can achieve in Irish Dance. Open Champion dancers are eligible to compete at the North American Irish Dance Championships. At competitions, these dancers complete an additional dance called a set piece.


If you ever wanted to try Irish Dancing as a kid this is your opportunity to learn the art of Irish Dance through solo steps, ceili dancing, and traditional sets! We will start at the basics and take you as far as you’d like to go. ALL AGES WELCOME!

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