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Irish Dancing

Welcome to Irish Dancing Society! We are an all inclusive society, covering a range of abilities from absolute beginners to those who have competed at a high standard, so come along and join us!
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We are proud to have been awarded the Fundraising League award at the LUU Riley Awards 2016 and are continuing to grow in both number of members and activities. We raised over £1000 last year, through various performances and events put on by the society. With weekly classes for all abiltiies, regular socials, a weekend abroad and many performance and volunteering opportunties there is something for everyone to get involved with! We welcome dancers of all abilities as well as both male and female dancers, so if there are any budding Michael Flatley's out there we'd love for you to join us!

GIAG - Thursday 5th October 2017 (5-6pm, Room 4 Leeds Univeristy Union)


Performances and Events for 2017-2018

15th September- International Fresher's Fair 

18th- 22nd September- Fresher's Fair

5th October- GIAG (Room 4, 5-6pm)


Who can join us?

We accept both students inside and outside the University of Leeds, male and female! We have classes to suit all abilities, Complete Beginners Welcome!

Our lessons for 2017-2018:

Beginners Heavies- Tuesday 5-6.15pm ( We will concentrate on the heavy shoes basics)
Advanced - Tuesday 6.30 - 8pm (For experienced dancers who are confident in both light and heavy shoes).

Beginners - Thursday 5 - 6pm (For those who have never irish danced previously!)

Intermediates - Thursdays 6 - 7pm (For those who have danced previously but are less confident. We will concentrate on light shoes).

Technique Class- Thursdays 7-8pm (For those of all abilities, we will focus on technique and fitness)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Members are more than welcome to attend more than one class if they choose. 


Classes on Tuesday are held in Michael Sadler Building LG10. 

Classes on Thursdays are held in Room 4 in Leeds University Union. 


Charge for lessons? - Never Have, Never Will.

We have never charged for individual lessons as we teach our own classes. Therefore, for only £25 per year you recieve a years worth of lessons and costumes for performances! 


What To Bring To Class

Please wear approprite clothing, that you are able to move around freely in and wear irish/ other dance shoes if you have them, if not trainers will be perfect.  Don't forget to bring water too!

We are a friendly and sociable society who love to welcome new members, we can't wait for you to come and dance with us!!!

Our Committee

President - Amy Sinclair

Vice President - Sarah Hayter

Treasurer - Aoife Bermingham

Secretary -  Laura Harrison 

Advanced Teacher - 

Intermediate Teachers - Amy Sinclair and Sarah Hayter 

Beginners Teachers -  Laura Harrison and Ellie Cordy 

Social Secretary - Lauren Hastie

Costume Secretary - Ellie Cordy 


Contact Us


Twitter- @LUUIrishdancers

Youtube- LUU Irish Dance Society

Instagram- LUUirishdancers




Please be aware that you do not have personal accident insurance cover related to this activity.  If you would like any cover, please seek this individually.  Here are some providers that you can enquire with:

For further information or queries, please contact the committee.

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

TUESDAY CLASSES: Beginners (Heavies) 5-6.15 and Advanced (Lights and Heavies) 6.30-8pm THURSDAY CLASSES: Beginners (Light shoes) 5 - 6pm, Intermediate (Light shoes): 6-7pm and Technique Class: 7-8pm Tuesday classes take place in Michael Sadler LG10 and Thursday Classes will take place in Room 4. Wear comfy clothes and shoes and bring a drink!




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