Geraldine School of Irish Dancing
Presents Our Dance Workshop
The Geraldine School of Irish Dancing was founded by Geraldine Clifford O’Dwyer 50 years ago in 1967 in County Kildare, Ireland and the school has continued teaching both Solo and Figure Dancing under the direction of Geraldine’s daughter Tracey O’Dwyer T.C.R.G. The Geraldine Dance School is one of the oldest schools of Irish Dancing in Ireland. Tracey O’Dwyer is a Registered Teacher with An Comhdhail and fully qualified in the teaching of both Solo and Figure Irish Dancing. Having both grown up the daughter of an Irish Dancing teacher and then gone on to qualify as a Dance Teacher herself, Tracey brings not only a lifetime of experience dancing and competing in the World of Dancing but also has the experience to identify the individual needs of each pupil and understands the skillset required to ensure each pupil achieves their personal goal.
The Geraldine School of Irish Dancing has produced many All Ireland and World Champions over the years and continues to grow and expand our range of audiences and style of dancing. The class teaches children from the age of 4 upwards in all aspects of Irish Dancing including preparing students for competition at all levels, preparing students for annual grading examinations that allow them progress in later years to become qualified teachers themselves.
After their debut in America at the Killington Irish Festival this year and due to pouplar demand, it was decided to run an exclusive Irish dance workshop at the Summit Lodge in Killington for the summer of 2018. The workshop will offer the opportunity for students of ages 7-15 years to learn Irish Dancing exactly the way it is taught in Ireland from qualified teacher Tracey O’Dwyer and her team. The workshop is suited to students that have either never danced before or have a basic to intermediate level of dancing. The aim of the workshop is to ensure that upon completing the 4 day intensive course each student will have progressed up a level in Irish dancing.
A detailed questionnaire will be completed by each student prior to the workshop to ensure the lessons are designed to meet their needs. Some students may wish to learn a particular dance and this can be outlined in the questionnaire. It is our intention that each student goes away from the workshop feeling confident in their Irish Dancing.
Classes are weekly, starting from July 9th and running through the four weeks until August 3rd.
The Summit Lodge
The Summit Lodge resort is owned by Tracey O’Dwyer’s brother, Emmett O’Dwyer. He set up the four dance studios with the amenities for all of the dancers and their parents / guardians to enjoy as part of the experience. Amenities include saltwater pools and whirlpool, saunas, game room, two red clay tennis courts, banquet room, over eight acres of lawns and outdoor games right in the heart of the Green Mountains. O’Dwyer’s bar and restaurant will be providing all of your meals and beverages.