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? Your first trial lesson is free!
Our specials are 3-hour or 5-hour classes for specific topics: Trial lessons are not possible in these.
Make sure you do not miss out on our short intensive beginners classes during "Wiesbaden tanzt" and the "Tanztag Rhein-Main"!
From time to time we invite renowned guest teachers for workshops - Colin Dunne and Ronan McCormack are here on a regular basis.
And once every year, students of our school get the opportunity to take part in an intensive training course in Dublin.
If you like céilí dancing (Irish figure dances), look in on one of our céilí evenings! If you like improvising your percussive dancing, you'll love our jam sessions.

Or if you need to find more peace and quiet through dancing, Tanja's meditative round dances might be the thing for you.
Or perhaps you'd prefer our wholistic QiGong 5-hour special?
If you know Natalie, you know she doesn't just dance, she also paints: Have a look at her brandnew watercolour workshops. 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.

Out of all the covid-pandemic rules, we retain just one:
If you feel ill in any way, please do not come to class. No one wants to get your bug!
But you can still dance with us: The Fiddle and Feet School is now going hybrid! Which means that you can now also participate online in most of our classes. That opens up new possibilities for those who live further away...
Please also check out our YouTube channel fidfeet for training videos!

Timetable

MON
10.00-11.00
Gymnastics

16.30-17.30
Jazz Tap Teens (please enquire)
17.30-18.30
Feis Training (starts May 2024)
18.30-20.00
Irish Dancing Primary 2
20.00-21.30
Irish Dancing Intermediate 1
TUE

16.30-17.30
Irish Dancing for Kids Beginners
(please enquire)
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
20.30-21.30
Rhythm Feet from Scratch
(please enquire)
WED

16.00-17.00
Jazz Tap Kids (please enquire)
17.00-18.00
Jazz Tap Beginners
18.00-19.00
Jazz Tap Advanced Beginners
19.30-21.00
Jazz Tap Advanced 1
21.00-22.00
Jazz Tap Beginners (please enquire)
THU
10.00-11.00
Qi Gong
(please enquire)

17.30-18.30
Irish Dancing Beginners to Primary
18.30-19.30
Irish Dancing Beginners
19.30-21.00
Irish Dancing Primary 1
21.00-22.00
Jazz Tap Intermediate
FRI

15.00-16.00
Rhythm Feet for Minis
(from 4 yrs old)
16.00-17.00
Irish Dancing for Kids Beginners
17.00-18.30
Irish Dancing for Teens Primary
18.30-20.00
Jazz Tap Advanced 2
20.00-21.00
Irish Dancing Advanced Beginners
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

Wiesbaden tanzt

This year it's 12th-14th May 2023: Workshops and performances galore, and all are free of charge!
Friday, 12th May 2023:
4 - 5 pm Workshop Sean Nós Dancing at the Fiddle & Feet School of Dancing
5 - 6 pm Workshop American Tap Dancing at the Fiddle & Feet School of Dancing
6.30 - 8 pm Concert: Fiddle & Feet Meets Shufflescuff - Unplugged! at the Fiddle & Feet School of Dancing
Saturday, 13th May 2023:
10 am - 12 Student Performance at Luisenforum Shopping Centre
After that, our flashmob will go through the city centre!
3 - 4 pm Workshop Irish Dancing open air at the Kranzplatz
4 - 5 pm Workshop American Tap Dancing open air at the Kranzplatz
5 - 6 pm Workshop Flatfooting open air at the Kranzplatz
6 - 7 pm Workshop Cape Breton Stepdancing open air at the Kranzplatz
Should the weather be totally lousy, the workshops will take place at the Fiddle & Feet school of Dancing, starting 30 mins later, sdo that everyone has time to get there.
Sunday, 14th May 2023:
11 am - 12 Initiation to Meditation at the Fiddle & Feet School of Dancing
2 - 3.30 pm Workshop Céilí Dancing - learn all the steps you need!
4 - 6 pm Grand Céilí with Live Music: Come and dance with us like in Ireland!

Masterclass with Riverdance Soloist and Choreographer Colin Dunne

Our master dancer will be back for his 13th masterclass in Wiesbaden!!!!
Whitsun weekend, 27th-29th May 2023
Please ask for the details at natalie@fiddle-and-feet.de.

Jazz Tap Technique

One day 3 hour special: Saturday 16th September 2023 (Saturday 10 am - 1 pm)

Flatfooting: Tap dance's county cousin...

One day 3 hour special: Saturday 16th September 2023 (Saturday 1.30 - 4.30 pm)

Sean Nós Dancing: Irish dancing in the old style

One day 3 hour special: Saturday 7th October 2023 (Saturday, 10.00 am - 1 pm)

Cape Breton Stepdancing - Scottish stepdancing from Canada

One day 3 hour special: Saturday 7th October 2023 (Saturday 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm)

Irish Dance (Beginners)

Weekend workshop for beginners with Natalie Westerdale
Next date: 4th-5th November 2023, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 1 pm
Please register via Volkshochschule Wiesbaden:
Tel. 0611-9889-0 or www.vhs-wiesbaden.de

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

One day 3 hour special: Saturday 18h November 2023 (Saturday 10 am - 1 pm)

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

One day 3 hour special: Saturday 18h November 2023 (Saturday 1.30 - 4.30 pm)

Irish Dancing: Build up your stamina with basic technique and bounce back!

One day 3 hour special: next date TBA

Rhine-Main Dance Day

Trial lessons galore -next date TBA

Irish Dancing Workshop with Ronan McCormack

Next date TBA - have a look in from time to time!

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

New date TBA - have a look in from time to time!

Céilí Dance Evenings

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

Every 2 or 3 months, usually 3rd Sunday of the month, 7-9 pm: Dance as if you were crashing an Irish party:
Sunday, 17.03.24, 7 - 9 pm
Please let us know you're coming: natalie@fiddle-and-feet.de.

Jam Sessions

Jazz Tap / Irish Dancing Improvisation:

Learn how to improvise on a Saturday morning! Let your feet go, and anything may happen...

Saturday, 23rd September 2023, 9.30 am: Tap Jam
Saturday, 23rd September 2023, 11.30 am: Irish Jam

Intensive Summer Course Irish Dancing in Dublin

In Memory of
Frank Whelan
†14.12.2019
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 2023 will shortly be announced!
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 2024 in Wiesbaden:

Module 1:
15th-16th June 2024
06th-07th July 2024
Exam weekend: 31st August - 1st September 2024

Module 2:
09th-10th November 2024
30th November - 1st December 2024
Exam weekend: 18th-19th January 2025

Module 3:
Dates 2025 TBA

Injury Prevention and First Aid for Classic Irish Dance Injuries

Weekend seminar for Irish Dancing teachers (also of interest to ballet 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, 4th-5th March 2023
We will be working on:
Foot technique
Solo Set: The Orange Rogue
Softshoe Formation

Qi Gong: 5 Elements Provide Positive Energy

Introductory Class Qi Gong

Qi Gong is part of traditional Chinese medicine and expresses an Eastern philosophy of balance and harmony: Your surroundings, your life-style and inner spirit determine the quality of your existence.
If we handle our energy consciously, this will improve our health and general attitude to life.
Slow and flowing movements connect with your breath, calm the spirit and help you to arrive in the moment.
The five elements of Qi Gong are based in the taoistic philosophy.
Your teacher is Claudia Reitzmann.

Dates for 2023 will be announced shortly.
Please enquire about additioonal dates.

Meditative and Folklore Dance Events

Find Your Inner Self with Meditative Dances:

Meditative and Folklore Dance Evening with Tanja Cibulski

Sundays, 7-9 pm - look up the dates on www.herz-und-atemraum.de.
Find your inner self through meditative dances.
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

Meditation and Awareness: Sunday Evening Class with Tanja Cibulski

Sunday Evenings, 7-9 pm - look up the dates on www.herz-und-atemraum.de.
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 workshop is organized by Tanja Cibulski, www.herz-und-atemraum.de. For more information and registration please e-mail tanja@herz-und-atemraum.de

Watercolour Painting for Beginners

Paint the place you love best in watercolour

Weekend workshop: Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 1 pm
Dates for 2023:
20th-21st May 2023 - cancelled, too few registrations!
24th-25th June 2023
9th-10th September 2023
14th-15th October 2023
16th-17th December 2023
Have you got in your heart a beloved spot on this earth which you would love to put up on the wall of your home? You have photos, but none of them is quite as you want it? Or you remember it just a bit different from the photo?
Then why don't you try and paint it? You decide about the picture's composition. Your colours, light and shade create the perfect atmosphere for your perfect place.
The creative process will bring this place nearer to you and anchor it in your soul - and the painterly quality of the picture is not as important as your own inner process. You go to this place by painting it. Have courage and give it a try!
Materials for the course are included in the course fee - but of course you can also bring the materials you yourself are familiar with.
Course fee 70,- per weekend (2x3 hrs)
This workshop is organized by Natalie Westerdale.
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