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

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
Irish Dancing Minis (starts 7th May 2019)
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
Feet from Scratch (please enquire)
WED
17.00-18.00
Jazz Tap for Teens Intermediate
18.00-19.00
Jazz Tap Beginners (starts 8th may 2019)
19.00-20.00
Jazz Tap Intermediate 2
20.00-21.00
Jazz Tap Advanced Beginners
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 (please enquire)
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
09.30-11.30
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)

Specials & Workshops

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

23rd-24th March 2019:
Kurs 1: Sean nós Steps for Beginners
Kurs 2: Battering Steps for Sets
Kurs 3: Sean nós Schritte for Advanced Dancers
Kurs 4: Improvisation for Dummies with Live Music
Kurs 5: Props Workshop: The Ensemble and the Barrel

Welcome to Dantestrasse: Free Neighbourhood Workshop

Saturday, 4th May 2019:
9.30-11.30 am Trial Class American Tap - dance like Fred Astaire
11.30-1.30 pm Trial Class Irish Dancing - the fascination of Riverdance
1.45-2.45 pm Trial Class Meditation with www.herz-und-atemraum.de
3-4 pm Trial Class Easy Fitness for Everyone
4-5 pm Trial Class Tap Dance for Kids
5-7 pm Neighbourhood Céilí: Irish Party Dances and Folklore Dances

Appalachian Flatfooting: the country cousin of big brother tap dance

One day 5 hour special for a less well known form of percussive dance
Thursday 30th June 2019 (bank holiday): 11-1.30 and 2-4.30 pm

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 20th September 2019:
4.30-5.30 pm Workshop Meditative Round Dances and Folklore Dances
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 Shufflescuff unplugged in concert
Saturday 21st September 2019:
1-2 pm Meditation at Lunchtime
4-5 pm Workshop Meditative Round Dances and Folklore Dances
5-6.30 pm Workshop Crossover Styles in Tap and Step Dancing: Tap, Irish, Cape Breton, Flatfooting, Sean nós and more
6.30-7.30 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!

Masterclass with Riverdance Soloist and Choreographer Colin Dunne

The eleventh Wiesbaden masterclass will be 26th/27th October 2019 (to be confirmed)

Rhine-Main Dance Day

Saturday 16th November 2019:
2.30-4 and 4.30-6 pm: Crossover Style Tap and Step Dancing: Flatfooting, Cape Breton, Sean nós and the like...
6-8 pm: Crossover Céilí Evening

Irish Dance (Beginners) with Live Music!

Weekend workshop for beginners with Natalie Westerdale
23rd-24th November 2019 (to be confirmed)
Saturday and Sunday 1.30pm-4.30pm
Please register via Volkshochschule Wiesbaden:
Tel. 0611-9889-0 or www.vhs-wiesbaden.de

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

One day 5 hour special: 30th November (Saturday 11-1.30 and 2-4.30 pm)

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

Weekend special 7th-8th December 2019 (Saturday & Sunday 11.00 am - 1.30 pm)

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

Weekend special 7th-8th December 2019 (Saturday & Sunday 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm)

Coming soon:

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, 17th March 2019, 6pm: Irish Céilí Evening
Sunday, 12th May 2019, 6pm: Irish Céilí Evening
Saturday, 21st September 2019, 7.30pm: Grand Céilí Evening with live music by Scotch4
Saturday, 16th November 2019, 6pm: Crossover Céilí Evening (Rhine Main Dance Day)
Sunday, 1st December 2019, 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, 28th April 2019, 7-9 pm
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

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

Sunday, 3rd November 2019, 7-9 pm
Autumn with its golden leaves, harvest time - this is the time to be grateful for the inner and outer harvest, and by being grateful we gratify ourselves most of all. 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: Sunday Evening Class (with Tanja Cibulski)

Sunday Evenings, 7-9 pm on the following dates:(please register):
Sun 14.04.2019, Sun 19.05.2019, Sun 16.06.2019, Sun 11.08.2019, Sun 06.10.2019, Sun 08.12.2019
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 10,- 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, 9th March 2019, 9.30am: Tap Jam
Saturday, 9th March 2019, 11.30am: Irish Jam

Saturday, 4th May 2019, 9.30am: Tap Jam
Saturday, 4th May 2019, 11.30am: Irish Jam

Saturday, 2nd November 2019, 9.30am: Tap Jam
Saturday, 2nd November 2019, 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 2019:
28th July - 4th August 2019
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 2019/2020 in Wiesbaden:

Module 1: Beginners Level
31.8.-1.9.19
19.-20.10.19
09.-10.11.19
Module 2: Primary Level
01.-02.02.20
29.2.-1.3.20
25.-26.4.20
Module 3: Intermediate Level
29.-30.08.20
24.-25.10.20
28.-29.11.20

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, 25th-26th January 2020
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.
New dates will be announced here - look in from time to time!
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