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 3-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"!
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.

Corona information: Our regular classes were back to almost normal since the 18th May 2020 - with a reduced number of participants per class, social distancing and hygiene measures.
Then came the second lockdown, and we're still in it. Please check out our YouTube channel fidfeet for training videos in the meantime!
A huge THANK YOU! to all our students who stand by us in these difficult times! Take good care of yourselves, stay healthy!


Timetable

MON
9.00-9.45
Gymnastics
10.00-10.45
Gymnastics

16.30-17.15
Rhythm Feet from Scratch
(please enquire)
17.30-18.30
Private Lessons
(on demand - please enquire)
18.45-20.00
Irish Dancing Primary 2
20.15-21.30
Irish Dancing Intermediate 1
TUE
15.30-16.15
Irish Dancing Minis
(please enquire)
16.30-17.15
Irish Dancing for Kids Beginners
(please enquire)
17.30-18.15
Irish Dancing for Teens Advanced Beginners
18.30-19.15
Irish Dancing Advanced Beginners 2
19.30-20.15
Irish Dancing Beginners
20.30-21.15
Rhythm Feet from Scratch
(please enquire)
WED
16.00-16.45
Jazz Tap Kids and Minis
17.00-17.45
Jazz Tap for Teens Intermediate
18.00-18.45
Jazz Tap Beginners
19.00-19.45
Jazz Tap Intermediate 2
20.00-20.45
Jazz Tap Intermediate 1
21.00-21.45
Jazz Tap Advanced 1
THU
11.30-12.30
Private Lessons
(on demand - please enquire)

17.15-18.15
Private Lessons
(on demand - please enquire)
18.30-19.15
Irish Dancing Beginners to Primary
19.30-20.45
Irish Dancing Primary 1
21.00-21.45
Jazz Tap Advanced Beginners
FRI
14.30-15.15
Irish Dancing for Minis (please enquire)
15.30-16.15
Irish Dancing for Kids Advanced Beginners
16.30-17.15
Irish Dancing for Teens Primary
17.30-18.15
Irish Dance Feis Training
18.30-19.45
Jazz Tap Advanced 2
20.00-21.15
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

Irish Dance (Beginners) with Live Music! - CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA-CRISIS

Weekend workshop for beginners with Natalie Westerdale
7th and 8th November 2020
Saturday and Sunday 1.30pm-4.30pm
Please register via Volkshochschule Wiesbaden:
Tel. 0611-9889-0 or www.vhs-wiesbaden.de

Rhine-Main Dance Day - CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA-CRISIS

Saturday 14th November 2020:
10.00-11.00 am Irish Dancing Basics
11.30-12.30 noon Tap Basics
1.00-2.00 pm Cape Breton Stepdancing Basics
2.30-3.30 pm Appalachian Flatfooting Basics
4.00-5.00 pm Sean Nós Basics

Jazz Tap Technique - CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA-CRISIS

One day 3 hour special: Saturday 23rd January 2021 (Saturday 10 am - 1 pm)

Flatfooting: Tap dance's county cousin... - CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA-CRISIS

One day 3 hour special: 23rd January 2021 (Saturday 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm)

Sean Nós Dancing: Irish dancing in the old style

One day 3 hour special: 27th February 2021 (Saturday, 10.00 am - 1 pm)

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

One day 3 hour special: 13th March 2021 (Saturday 10.00 am - 1 pm)

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

One day 3 hour special: 13th March 2021 (Saturday 1.30 - 4.30 pm)

Masterclass with Riverdance Soloist and Choreographer Colin Dunne

Our master dancer will be back for his 12th masterclass - new 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!

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, usually on the third Sunday of the month 6 - 9pm:

NEW DATES AFTER THE PANDEMIC...

Meditative and Folklore Dance Events

Find Your Inner Self with Meditative Dances:

Meditative and Folklore Dance Evening with Tanja Cibulski

Sundays, 7-9 pm - dates TBA
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 - dates TBA
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

Jam Sessions

Jazz Tap / Irish Dancing Improvisation:

Saturday morning:

Saturday, 6th February 2021, 9.30am: Tap Jam - CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA-CRISIS
Saturday, 6th February 2021, 11.30am: Irish Jam - CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA-CRISIS

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 2021 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 2021 in Wiesbaden:

We'll post new dates here as soon as the pandemic development allows us to do so!

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, next date TBA
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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