Beginners Hard Shoe Technique & Performance - Wednesday Evenings

Every Wednesday from Wed 20 Sep 2023 - Wed 25 Oct 2023
18:15 - 19:00
Please Note:
Please note, you must have Irish dancing shoes or tap shoes in order to participate in these classes.
Beginner: €70 for 6 weeks

Welcome to the world of percussive Irish dance! Dancing in hard shoes is loud, exciting, challenging, and extremely rewarding. These classes provide adult dancers with the unique opportunity to learn Irish hard shoe dancing at three distinct levels - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced - and help students improve their technique, rhythm, and confidence, along with learning steps and routines for performance.

Please note, you must have Irish dancing shoes or tap shoes in order to participate in these classes.


This level is suitable for people who are completely new to Irish dancing / hard shoes, or for people who have been dancing in hard shoes for less than one year. 

Timetable, Course Dates & Fees

Wednesday evenings, 20 September - 25 October (6 weeks)

Beginner 6.15 - 7.00 PM 
€70 for 6 weeks


Online registration opens 06 September 2023.

Classes can be booked at:

For more information, please contact 

About the Teachers

Mary Beth Taylor

Founding Director of Irish Dance Dublin, Mary Beth Taylor is a registered Irish dancing teacher (TCRG) with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha. A dancer and educator with more than twenty years of experience, Mary Beth has enjoyed many different opportunities as a performer, tutor, and choreographer. Along with running weekly classes in Dublin, she has danced all over the world, having taught and performed throughout Ireland, the USA, Canada, Western Europe, Cyprus, Albania, Mexico, New Zealand, and Oman. Mary Beth enjoys teaching adults of all ages and skill levels, and providing opportunities for learners to re-engage with Irish dancing, or to try it for the very first time. She is passionate about promoting dance as a lifelong past-time and giving adult learners the chance to develop in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Sitara Bakirova

Having begun Irish dancing lessons at the age of 12 in her native Kazakhstan, Sitara later joined "Altyn Batyr," the country's first Irish dancing company. At age 19, Sitara became a full-time member and instructor at the company, dancing at major events, which included a performance for the former president of Kazakhstan. Upon moving to Bulgaria in adulthood, Sitara joined the Tanya Cunningham Academy, where she continued teaching and performing, including engagements at arts festivals, TV and radio work, and performances with the Embassy of Ireland in Sofia. Sitara later moved to Dublin, where she has continued training and teaching with Irish Dance Dublin. Sitara has learned from many luminaries of the Irish dancing world, including workshops taught by Colin Dunne, Jean Butler, Shane McAvinchey, and Breandán de Gallaí, and has performed with acclaimed Irish dance company Fusion Fighters.  

Delaney Coppola

A dancer with nearly 20 years of experience, Delaney first began her journey with the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance in Maryland, USA. There, she competed nationally and internationally as both a soloist and céilí team member, performed throughout the Washington DC area, and taught students of varying ages and skill levels. While living in Philadelphia during her university years, Delaney founded an Irish Dance Team for collegiate students, choreographing and teaching routines for national competitions, collegiate sport half-time shows, and cultural arts showcases. After moving to Cork for a short while, Delaney settled in Dublin a few years ago and is excited to continue her artistic and teaching journey with Irish Dance Dublin.

For further information:

  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: