Classes for Novice/PW dancers starting August 31st
Dancers invited to join Clare Company are required to attend class on both Monday + Thursday for a minimum of 4 hours of class time per week. Clare Company classes include warm-ups and dance drills focused on Irish dance posture and technique. Class is split between soft & hard shoe dancing, teaching both competitive and performance based choreography. Our Clare Company dancers are expected to participate in our holiday performance, Merry & Bright, as well as our year end showcase, The KSID Spring Recital. Most Clare Company dancers chose to participate in Irish Dance competitions, as such class time will be geared in part to Feis Prep and Ceili team formations. Clare Company dancers are offered additional performance opportunities throughout the year, including our 2020 March Shows, Dancing in Ireland and Dancing in Disney performances.
Participation in Irish Dance competitions is never required.
Did you know Clare Company gets its name from a river in Ireland? Our top classes are named after Irish rivers in homage to Riverdance the Show.
All KSID policies must be read and acknowledged digitally through our online registration form. Completed registration includes: submitted registration form, payment of annual registration fee, and payment of Fall tuition.
KSID tank or t-shirt
Leggings, spandex shorts, or skort
color: any color
Optional: warm up layer
style example: zip jacket or sweatshirt
Irish Dance poodle socks
Reusable water bottle
style: glass or metal preferred
please no plastic water bottles or fast food cups
Hair tied up, off face for class
Shoe / Dance bag
filled with: dance shoes, add’l poodle socks, bandaids, bobby pins, hair elastics, deodorant, & healthy snack
TIP: remember to label all items with your dancer’s name!
KSID Prime Dress
worn with: black bikini cut, bloomers
KSID dress is required for participation in Clare Company
KSID “Pub Skirt”
worn with tank or lace leotard
White Irish Dance poodle socks
Performers in Merry & Bright will need:
holiday hair accessories + Gold sequin tank
optional for our Prizewinner level dancers
all solo dresses purchases must be approved by KSID (KSID policies)
Costume / Dance bag
filled with: dance shoes, add’l poodle socks, bandaids, add’l shoe laces, bobby pins, hair elastics, hair pouf comb, hair spray, deodorant, lip gloss
Clare Company dancers interested in additional class time we recommend any of the following supplemental class options. Additional class offerings vary with each dance season.
Feis Prep: Novice / PW
Feis Prep: Mixed level
Feis Prep: Oireachtas Trad Set