Irish dancing provides a fantastic cardiovascular workout that will help you build fitness, increase your flexibility, and have fun while learning new steps.

In the TUESDAY classes at MASH HOUSE, classes will focus on technique and choreography in both light and heavy shoes.

In the WEDNESDAY classes at DANCE IRELAND, classes will focus on technique and choreography in heavy shoes only.


For people who are new to Irish dancing, or for people who have danced in mainly in light shoes, without much experience in heavies.


For people who know the basic light dances (Reel, Jig, Slip Jig) and basic heavies (Heavy Jig, Hornpipe, St. Patrick's Day).


For people who have danced up to Méan Grad / Ard Grad (Prizewinner/Championship level) in competition, or have experience in performance/troupe work.

Please contact us if you are unsure of which class to register for.


For TUESDAY Irish dancing classes, we use both light shoes (also called poms or ghillies) and heavy/hard shoes.

For WEDNESDAY Irish dancing classes, we use hard shoes only.

Please note: Dancers must have the appropriate footwear.

Irish dancing shoes can be purchased at Dance World (various locations) or Fays Dance Shoes (Upper Dorset St, Dublin 1).

It’s also a good idea to check your local charity shop, Facebook Marketplace,, and for second-hand shoes

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