Classes

regular class begins as soon as we have enough participants. If you are interested, just drop us a mail – we will let you know when we can start. Or why not try one of the classes that are already running? The first trial lesson is free!
Our specials are 5-hour classes for specific topics: Trial lessons are not possible in these.
If you like céilí dancing (Irish figure dances), look in on one of our céilí evenings! Or if you need to find more peace and quiet through dancing, Tanja's meditative round dances might be the thing for you.
From time to time we invite renowned guest teachers for workshops. And once every year, students of our school get the opportunity to take part in an intensive training course in Dublin.
Dates for specials and workshops as well as céilí evenings and the intensive course in Dublin are listed below.
There are no classes during the school holidays in Hessen.
And in case you are looking for more than just a favourite pastime: We offer an Irish dance instructors course in cooperation with the Irish National Folk Company, Dublin. These dates are also listed below.
For a more wholistic approach to a dance workout, you can supplement some of your dance classes with a yoga class. Details see below.



Timetable

MON
10.00-11.00
Gymnastics
12.00-12.30
Fit for Dance @ Lunch
(please enquire)



17.45-18.45
Private Lessons
(on demand - please enquire)
18.45-20.15
Irish Dancing Primary 2
20.15-21.45
Irish Dancing Intermediate 1
TUE

15.30-16.15
Pre-school Rhythm and Dance (please enquire)
16.30-17.30
Irish Dancing for Kids Beginners
17.30-18.30
Irish Dancing for Teens Advanced Beginners
18.30-19.30
Irish Dancing Advanced Beginners 2
19.30-20.30
Irish Dancing Beginners
20.30-22.00
Free training session (please enquire)
WED

17.00-18.00
Jazz Tap for Teens Intermediate
18.00-19.00
Jazz Tap Advanced Beginners 1
19.00-20.00
Jazz Tap Intermediate 2
20.00-21.00
Jazz Tap Advanced Beginners 2
21.00-22.00
Jazz Tap Advanced 1
THU

18.30-19.30
Irish Dancing Beginners to Primary
19.30-21.00
Irish Dancing Primary 1
21.00-22.00
Jazz Tap Beginners
FRI

14.45-15.30
Irish Dancing for Minis from 4 yrs
15.30-16.30
Irish Dancing for Kids Advanced Beginners
16.30-17.30
Irish Dancing for Teens Primary
17.30-18.30
Irish Dance Feis Training
18.30-20.00
Jazz Tap Advanced 2
20.00-21.30
Irish Dancing Intermediate 2
SAT
9.30-11.30
Jam Session: Jazz Tap Improv (Dates see below)
11.30-13.30
Jam Session: Irish Dancing Improv (Dates see below)

Workshops / Specials (Dates see below)
SUN

Workshops / Specials (Dates see below)
18.00-21.00
Céilí Evenings (Dates see below)



Masterclass with Riverdance Soloist and Choreographer Colin Dunne

The tenth Wiesbaden masterclass will be 12th/13th May 2018 - details coming soon!

Masterclass Musical Tap with Estill Voice Teacher Stefanie Rummel

25th-26th August 2018 - details coming soon!
Combine tap and singing in the best "song and dance man" (or woman...) musical tradition

Action-packed weekend with Wiesbaden tanzt!

Lots of dancing to watch and to do: There will be workshops for beginners, performances... and, obviously, a flashmob...!
Friday 21st September 2018:
5.30-7 pm Workshop: Crossover Styles in Tap and Step Dancing: Tap, Irish, Cape Breton, Flatfooting, Sean nós and more
7.30 pm Scotch4 and Natalie Westerdale unplugged in concert
Saturday 22nd September 2018:
11-12 am Workshop: Meditative Morning Session
12.30-1.30 pm Workshop: Meditative Round Dances and Folklore Dances
4.30-6 pm Workshop: Crossover Styles in Tap and Step Dancing: Tap, Irish, Cape Breton, Flatfooting, Sean nós and more
6-7 pm Workshop: Basic Steps for Irish Dancing and Céilí Dancing
7.30-10 pm Grand Céilí Evening with Live Music by Scotch4
All of these take place at the Fiddle and Feet School of Dancing. We also have a student showcase on Saturday morning at our Tanzstelle in Luisenforum, and our annual flashmob through the city will start there at 1 pm and finish at Mauritiusplatz at 2 pm. Learn the choreography and join in!

Crossover Style Tap and Step Dancing: Flatfooting, Cape Breton, Sean nós and the like...

5 week special for the less well known forms of percussive dance
Mondays 5.45 - 6.45 pm, starting 15th October 2018

Jazz Tap Technique: How to get loose feet for shuffles, speed up paddle & roll and cope with pullbacks!

Weekend special 20th-21st October 2018 (Saturday & Sunday 11.00 am - 1.30 pm)

Softshoe Technique: Leg extension, turn out and other details (primary, int. adv.)

Weekend special 3rd-4th November 2018 (Saturday & Sunday 11.00 am - 1.30 pm)

Hardshoe Technique: Clearer rhythms, clearer sounds (primary, int., adv.)

Weekend special 3rd-4th November 2018 (Saturday & Sunday 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm)

Rhine-Main Dance Day

Saturday 10th November 2018:
11.30-1 pm: Crossover Style Tap and Step Dancing: Flatfooting, Cape Breton, Sean nós and the like...
5-8 pm: Crossover céilí evening

Irish Dance (Beginners) with Live Music!

Weekend workshop for beginners with Natalie Westerdale
10th-11th November 2018
Saturday and Sunday 1.30pm-4.30pm
Please register via Volkshochschule Wiesbaden:
Tel. 0611-9889-0 or www.vhs-wiesbaden.de

Irish Dancing Workshop with Ronan McCormack, Dublin

Autumn 2018 - date TBA
Level 1: Up to Primary (Saturday 2-4 pm, Sunday 11am-1pm)
Level 2: Easy Intermediate (Saturday 4.30-6.30 pm, Sunday 1.30-3.30 pm)
Level 3: Intermediate and Open (Saturday 7-9 pm, Sunday 4-6 pm)

Sean Nós Dancing & Broom Dancing with Mary Beth Taylor, Dublin

23rd-24th March 2019 TBC - details coming soon!

Coming soon:

Flatfooting - the country cousin of big brother tap dance
Cape Breton Stepdancing - Scottish stepdancing from Canada
As soon as the dates are fixed, you will find them on this webpage – have a look from time to time!


Céilí Dance Evenings

Regular Céilí: Every two or three months, on the third Sunday of the month 6 - 9pm:

Sunday, 18th March 2018, 6pm: Irish Céilí Evening
Sunday, 15th April 2018, 6pm: Irish Céilí Evening
Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 7.30pm: Grand Céilí Evening with live music by Scotch4
Saturday, 10th November 2018, 5pm: Crossover Céilí Evening (Rhine Main Dance Day)
Sunday, 25th November 2018, 6pm: Irish Céilí Evening


Meditative and Folklore Dance Events

Find Your Inner Self with Meditative Dances:

Meditative and Folklore Dance Evening: Easter Time (with Tanja Cibulski)

Sunday, 6th May 2018, 19:00-21:00
Easter has come and gone, but Easter time only really ends with Ascension. This dance evening will focus on the different aspects and significance of Easter in several cultures and traditions. Dances will range from contemplative to lively. Course fee 10,-
This dance workshop is organized by Tanja Cibulski, www.herz-und-atemraum.de. For more information and registration please e-mail tanja@herz-und-atemraum.de

Meditation and Awareness: Tuesday Evening Class (with Tanja Cibulski)

Every Tuesday, 20:30-21:30 (please register)
We enhance our awareness and inner balance through meditation. You will try out several meditative techniques walking, sitting, and lying down. Specific awareness exercises and visualisation techniques will appeal to your self-healing powers. Learn to watch and not judge yourself. These exercises promote inner composure and help you to cope with daily challenges. Please bring a blanket and cushion. Course fee 8,- per evening.
This dance workshop is organized by Tanja Cibulski, www.herz-und-atemraum.de. For more information and registration please e-mail tanja@herz-und-atemraum.de

Jam Sessions

Jazz Tap / Irish Dancing Improvisation:
Saturday morning:


Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 9.30am: Tap Jam
Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 11.30am: Irish Jam

Saturday, 1st September 2018, 9.30am: Tap Jam
Saturday, 1st September 2018, 11.30am: Irish Jam

Saturday, 1st December 2018, 9.30am: Tap Jam
Saturday, 1st December 2018, 11.30am: Irish Jam


Intensive Summer Course Irish Dancing in Dublin

In the summer, students of the Fiddle & Feet School of Dancing go to Dublin for an intensive training course with Angeline Whelan, Artistic Director of the Irish National Folk Company. Dates for 2018:
29th July - 5th August 2018
Interested? Want to join us?
Information and registration can be obtained from Natalie Westerdale:
Tel. & Fax: 0611-443544
E-mail: natalie@fiddle-and-feet.de


Irish Dancing Instructor Course

The structure of this course follows the syllabus of the Irish National Folk Company Dublin and includes tuition in softshoe, hardshoe and céilí dancing, music theory, anatomy and educational theory. If you pass the final exam, you qualify for an INFC instructor's certificate (graded exam). If you register through an ADTV dance school, the course will qualify you for a "Fachtanzlehrer" certificate.
Except for recap units, you can also register for individual units of the instructors course. If you are interested in the program, let us know and we'll send you the syllabus. If there are any questions about course details, just drop us a mail: natalie@fiddle-and-feet.de

Dates for 2018 in Wiesbaden:

Module 1: Beginners Level
25.-26.11.17
16.-17.12.17
13.-14.01.18
Module 2: Primary Level
03.-04.02.18
03.-04.03.18
21.-22.04.18
Module 3: Intermediate Level
26.-27.05.2018
16.-17.06.2018
27.-28.10.2018

Dates for 2019 in Wiesbaden:

Module 1: Beginners Level
26.-27.01.19
16.-17.02.19
06.-07.04.19
Module 2: Primary Level
Dates for module 2 will be announced as soon as we know them.

Injury Prevention and First Aid for Classic Irish Dance Injuries

Weekend seminar for Irish Dancing teachers
Next date TBA
With physiotherapist Manuela Frenzel and senior instructor INFC Natalie Westerdale


Instructors' Top Up Course

Weekend seminar for Participants of the Irish Dancing Instructors Course, 23rd -24th February 2019
Course content:
Solo Set: Jockey to the Fair
Creating Interest in Treble Reel Steps
Technique for Softshoe and Hardshoe Dancing
Céilí Dances


Yoga for Dancers: Wholistic Workout to Supplement Your regular Dance Class

If you want to have more information about the yoga classes, please e-mail Katharina Oestemer, yoga-katharina@web.de

Yoga for Dancers

Let yoga help you with your turn out and core work! Improve your power, flexibility, coordination and balance, and use this class as the perfect warm up for the softshoe technique special! Please bring comfortable clothes.
4th-5th November 2017 (Saturday & Sunday 10-11.15 am, EUR 25,-)