Fall Class Listing

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Tuesday Classes
Instrument, Singing, Children’s Programs

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Scoil
Ages 5-11

4:00-5:30 (Various BRIMS Instructors and Special Guests)
Scoil (scull) is the Irish word for school and is a sampler class for the young beginner. In Scoil, students will learn Irish music, songs, some group social dancing as well as participate in drama based on stories and songs from the world of Irish folklore and legend. Tin whistles provided; if students choose fiddle, they must already play some violin.
$300 (BRIMS Member price is $285)

Bridge Ensemble

4:00-6:00 (Marie Borgman)
Bridge, a performance ensemble, is open to students who have spent two or more semesters in Scoil and have become more proficient on their instrument of choice and want to take it to the next level.  Bridge puts together sets of tunes and songs to be used in performance.  Students will learn to play as an ensemble while honing performance skills.  Students must demonstrate an ability to focus, practice at home and be skilled at cooperation with others.
$300 (BRIMS Member price is $285)

Trad Ensemble

5:00-6:00 (Alex Davis, Augie Fairchild)
Trad Ensemble (Trad) is the performing arm of BRIMS. Trad maintains a fairly full schedule of performances of all types, regular attendance as well as practice at home is required. *Trad is FREE to anyone talking a paid 12- week BRIMS class and is by permission only.
If not enrolled in another BRIMS class, the fee is: $285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Session Workshop Class - ALl Instruments

6:00-7:00 (Alex Davis)
Learn what it means to play in an Irish session!  In Irish Session Workshop Class, students will work on tunes and put together tune sets while learning about the unique atmosphere and etiquette of a real Irish session.
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Dance for Performance*

6:00-7:00 (* by permission) (Meg Madden)
Dance for Performance is for dancers with at least 2 semesters of dance under their belts who are confident with steps in light reel, jig and slip jig; hard shoe is a plus but not a prerequisite. Students will work on choreography and technique for performing alongside Trad Ensemble in various settings. *Dance for performance is FREE to students taking a paid BRIMS dance class and is by permission only.
If not enrolled in another BRIMS dance class, the fee is: $285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Cape Breton Stepdance Mini Class
Ages 12-Adult

7:00-8:00 - 6 Weeks (Meg Madden)
“Over the course of our six weeks together we will learn the basics of Cape Breton step dance and practice stringing steps together while embodying the nuance and style of this subtle and articulate percussive dance form.  A good and fun way to get a little workout while learning some steps that are perfect for sharing at a session or improvising on one’s own. No experience necessary, all levels are welcome!”
$145 (BRIMS Member Price is $135)

Thursday Classes
Dance

For information on which dance level to choose, email to brimstunes@gmail.com or call 434-409-9631

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Beginner Soft Shoe-Age 5-7

4:30-5:30 (Lori Madden)
For the very-beginner student and those who are age 5-7and danced as Beginner last semester.  No special gear is needed, students dance in bare feet. Students will learn the basics of Irish dance in a fun and relaxed environment. These skills will then be combined into a dance for performance in the school showcase.
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Beginner Soft Shoe-Age 8-10

4:30-5:30 (Jillian Burgan)
For the very-beginner student age 8-10. No special gear is needed, students dance in bare feet. Students learn the basics of Irish dance in a fun and relaxed environment.
These skills will then be combined into a dance for performance in the school showcase.
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

5:30-6:30
For the very-beginner student.  Students will focus on the basic building blocks, technique and form of Irish dance.  These skills will then be combined into a dance for performance in the school showcase. *Please be aware*this is a high impact and energetic dance form. Not recommended for students with knee, foot or ankle issues. 
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Beginner Soft Shoe-Ages 11-Adult

Advanced-Beginner Soft Shoe
Ages 8-12

5:30-6:30 (Meg Madden)
A continuation for those students who participated in last year’s Beginner class for ages 8-12 or by permission.
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Intermediate Youth Soft Shoe
Ages 9-12

5:30-6:30 (Carolyn Ward)
A continuation of Chloe and Sinead’s Adv. Beginner Soft Shoe class from last semester OR by permission.
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Beginner Hard Shoe
All Ages

5:30-6:30
First time in hard shoes! Learn the basics of percussive dance. BRIMS has a limited supply of hard shoes to borrow.
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Beginner Soft Shoe
Teen/Adult

6:30-7:30 (Lori Madden)
For the absolute beginner, no special gear is needed; beginners can dance in bare feet or in soft-soled shoes (without heels) that allow full flexibility in the feet.  *Please be aware*this is a high impact and energetic dance form. Not recommended for students with knee, foot or ankle issues. 
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Advanced Beginner Hard Shoe
Teen/Adult

6:30-7:30 (Carrie Brubaker)
For those who took this class last semester OR by permission.
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Advanced Beginner Hard Shoe
Ages 9-12

6:30-7:30 (Carolyn Ward)
For the student who has completed 2 semesters of beginner hard shoe OR by permission.
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Advanced Soft Shoe
Teen/Adult

6:30-7:30 By permission (Meg Madden)
Advanced steps and technique, by permission.
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Sean-Nós Dance
Ages 10-Adult

6:30-7:30 (Fiona Balestrieri)
“In this introductory class on sean-nós (Irish for "old style") step dancing we will master the basic footwork of this improvisational percussive dance form.  Sean-nós dance, which is traditionally danced solo and "low to the ground," focuses on rhythm, musicality, and individual style.  This class will strengthen our ability to listen deeply to the beautiful rhythms of Irish traditional music, and to express those rhythms with our feet!  The class will not be physically strenuous and is open to adults and children 10 and up and all skill levels.”
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Adv. Beginner/Intermediate Soft Shoe Teen/Adult

7:30-8:30 (Lori Madden)
For students who took this class last semester OR by permission. 
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)

Advanced Hard Shoe
Teen/Adult

7:30-8:30 (Carolyn Ward)
Advanced steps and technique, by permission.
$285 (BRIMS Member price is $265)