FALL TUESDAY CLASS SCHEDULE

TUESDAY CLASSES

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4:00-5:30 PM

Scoil Sampler*
Beginners Ages 5-11
12 Weeks
$285 ($265 for BRIMS members)

Scoil (the Irish word for school, pronounced scull) is a sampler class for the young beginner and includes tin whistle, singing, drama, group social dance and snack. 

 
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4:00-6:00 PM

Bridge Ensemble
Ages 9-13 (By permission)
12 Weeks
$285 ($265 for BRIMS members)

A performance class for the older Scoil student who has developed enough skills on their instrument to play as an ensemble.

 

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5:00-6:00 pm

Trad Ensemble
Ages 13-Adult (By Permission)
12 Weeks
Co-Directors: Augie Fairchild & Alex Davis
$275* ($255 for BRIMS members) *Participation in Trad is free to students taking any paid 12 week class, ½ price with any paid 6-week class.

The BRIMS Traditional Ensemble (Trad) is the performing arm of BRIMS.  Trad members work on material (music and songs) to be used in performances. Performances include outreach (libraries, senior centers, festivals, community events, etc.) and BRIMS public events.

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6:00-7:00 PM

Session Workshop I
All Instruments
12 Weeks
Instructor: Stu James
$275 ($255 for BRIMS members)

Students will focus on learning session tune repertoire, practice playing in a group setting, and transitions between tunes. Tunes will be taught by ear, but notation will also be provided as backup. All instruments are welcome and students should already be able to play some Irish tunes at a moderate speed.

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6:00-7:00 PM

Dance for Performance & with Trad Ensemble 
Enrollment by permission
12 Weeks
$275 ($255 for BRIMS members) * Free of charge to any student taking a 12-week paid class, or 1/2 price if taking a paid 6-week class.

In Dance for Performance students work on dance material to be performed alongside the BRIMS Trad Ensemble at public and outreach performances.

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6:00-7:00 PM

Irish Fiddle
12-Adult
12 Weeks
Instructor: Marie Borgman
$275 ($255 for BRIMS members)

For the student who already plays violin and would like to learn some Irish tunes and technique.

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6:00-7:00 PM

Intermediate Tin Whistle
Ages 12-Adult
6 Weeks (1st 1/2 of semester, starting September 19th)
Instructor: Augie Fairchild
$140 ($130 for BRIMS members).

Some experience playing whistle needed.

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6:00-7:00 PM

Irish Flute
Ages 12-Adult
6 Weeks (2nd 1/2 of semester, starting October 23rd)
Instructor: Augie Fairchild
$140 ($130 for BRIMS members).

Some experience playing flute needed.

 

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6:00-7:00 PM

Irish Guitar Accompaniment in DADGAD Tuning
6 Weeks (1st 1/2 of semester, starting September 19th)
Instructor: John Blandin
$140 ($130 for BRIMS members).

This class is open to all guitar players who can accompany a simple tune using standard tuning (or any tuning). No knowledge of DADGAD needed. Students will learn basic DADGAD chord shapes and be provided resources to explore additional chords in all keys commonly used in Irish music ( D, G, Am, Em, Bm). We will proceed at a pace that suits the ability of each student - a more advanced student will be encouraged to go beyond the basics and learn/use a wider variety of chord options.

 

FALL THURSDAY DANCE CLASS SCHEDULE

Thursday Classes

** All Thursday classes are 12 weeks, $275 ($255 for BRIMS members)

 

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4:30-5:30 pm

Beginner Soft Shoe
Ages 5-7 - for absolute beginners.

Students should wear athletic-type shorts or leggings/yoga-type pants.  No Irish dance shoes required; students can dance in bare feet or wear ballet flats.

 

 

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4:30-5:30 PM

Beginner Soft Shoe
Ages 8-11 - for absolute beginners.

Students should wear athletic-type shorts or leggings/yoga-type pants.  No Irish dance shoes required; students can dance in bare feet or wear ballet flats.

 

 

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5:30-6:30 pm

Advanced Beginner Soft Shoe
Ages 8-11

For students who completed a beginner class last semester. Contact for placement.

 

 

 

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5:30-6:30 pm

Intermediate Soft Shoe
Ages 8-11
By permission, please contact for placement.

 

 

 

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5:30-6:30 pm

Advanced-Beginner Hard Shoe
All Ages

For students with 1-2 semesters of hard shoe, please contact for placement.

 

 

 

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6:30-7:30 pm

Advanced-Beginner Soft Shoe - Teen
For students who were in beginner teen class last year.

 

 

 

 

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6:30-7:30 pm

Intermediate Soft Shoe - Teen/Adult
Ages 12-Adult by permission
Please contact regarding placement.

 

 

 

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6:30-7:30 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Soft Shoe - Teen/Adult
Ages 9-14
Please contact regarding placement.

 

 

 

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6:30-7:30 pm

Advanced Soft Shoe - Teen/Adult
Ages 12-Adult by permission
Please contact regarding placement

 

 

 

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7:30-8:30

Beginner Soft Shoe -Teen/Adult
Age 12-Adult

For the absolute beginner.  Students should wear athletic-type shorts or leggings/yoga-type pants.  No Irish dance shoes required; students can dance in bare feet or wear ballet flats.

 

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7:30-8:30 pm

Intermediate Hard Shoe
All Ages

Students must have completed beginner and advanced beginner hard shoe.  Please contact for placement.

 

 

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7:30-8:30 pm

Advanced Hard Shoe
By permission.