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Irish Dancing

The Irish Dancing Society offers classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers in both light and heavy shoes. We perform, compete and fundraise. *Best Dance Society 2018!
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LUU Irish Dancing Society 

The LUU Irish Dancing Society welcomes complete beginners to world champions. We perform, compete and fundraise. But most importantly, we are inclusive and have a great time! 

 

We perform in shows and for the local community. From ABBA to Burlesque to Riverdance!

We raise money throughout the year for Leeds Irish Health and Homes. A local charity which supports elderly people in the community. We perform at their events and annual Ceilidh! 

                                       

2017/2018 has been our most successful year so far! We have raised over £1,200 for Leeds Irish Health and Homes and competed in our first competition outside of Leeds. We had over 50 members and performed in 7 different venues on St Patricks Day. And to top it off, we won BEST DANCE SOCIETY 2018!!!

GET INVOLVED IN IRISH DANCING

We are extremely proud to have been awarded Best Dance Society 2018 at the Riley Awards. We offer performance opportunities to all abilities throughout the year in dance shows, charity performances and competitions. There are opportunities to volunteer at Brownie/Guide sessions, local schools and Irish Health and Homes events. 

We enjoy teaming up with other societies such as Folk and Salsa throughout the year. 

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!

SOCIALS

We offer a range of socials throughout the year including; theatre trips, meals out, picnics, bingo and bowling! It’s a great way of meeting the whole society, trying something new and making friends! 

PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS FOR 2018-2019 

 

2018-2019 LESSONS

Improvers Heavies - Tuesday 5 - 6pm

- Suitable for complete beginners and intermediate heavy shoe dancers 
 

Advanced - Tuesday 6 - 8pm 

- Suitable for experienced dancers who are confident in both heavy and light shoes
 

Beginners Lights - Thursday 5 - 6pm 

- Suitable for those with no dancing experience 

 

Intermediates - Thursdays 6 - 7pm 

- Suitable for those with some experience in light shoe 

 

Tuesday classes - Michael Sadler Building LG10. 

Thursday classes - Room 2 in Leeds University Union. 

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 will be advised on which class is suitable for them, and are more than welcome to attend more than one class if they choose. 

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 for exercise and irish/other dance shoes if you have them, if not trainers or bare feet will be fine. 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 - Sarah Hayter 

Vice President - Orla Sinclair 

Secretary - Lizzie Harrison 

Treasurer - Ellie Norris 

Events Secretary - Lucy Tate 

Social Secretary - Alicia Baron

Costume Secretary - Jayn Ali 

 

Beginners Lights Teacher - Sarah Hayter

Improvers Heavies Teachers - Orla Sinclair & Sarah Hayter 

Intermediate Lights Teachers - Molly Corry & Clodagh Flood

Advanced Teachers - Anna Thompson & Matt Whitehouse

 

Contact Us

 Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/luu.irishdancesociety

Twitter- @LUUIrishdancers

Youtube- LUU Irish Dance Society https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSjYSXd36H0cM6rNhy_bgQ

Instagram- LUUirishdancing

Email- luuirishdancing@outlook.com

 

Insurance

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.

Improvers Heavies - Tuesday 5 - 6pm - Suitable for complete beginners and intermediate heavy shoe dancers Advanced - Tuesday 6 - 8pm - Suitable for experienced dancers who are confident in both heavy and light shoes Beginners Lights - Thursday 5 - 6pm - Suitable for those with no dancing experience Intermediates - Thursdays 6 - 7pm - Suitable for those with some experience in light shoe Tuesday classes - Michael Sadler Building LG10. Thursday classes - Room 2 in Leeds University Union. 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 will be advised on which class is suitable for them, and are more than welcome to attend more than one class if they choose. 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 for exercise and irish/other dance shoes if you have them, if not trainers or bare feet will be fine. 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!!!


 

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