Triggle Academy is an Award-Winning Irish Dance Academy that offers competitive and non-competitive lessons for all ages to learn the craft of Irish Dancing, an energetic and beautiful dance practice that has been handed down in Irish culture for hundreds of years. We provide a fun, healthy environment that builds Confidence, Strength, Endurance, Focus, and Friendships.
Each and every student, teacher and parent is a very special and treasured part of our "Triggle Family". I love providing them with an activity that they're so passionate about that also builds confidence, character and encourages goal-setting.
Our TCRG instructors Daniel Triggle and Andrew O'Reilly are World Champions and professional Riverdance performers and truly enjoy sharing and teaching the exciting "artistic sport" of Irish dance to children, teens and adults.
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Students start Irish Dance at Triggle Academy in the Beginner 1 class, the Teen/Adult class or sometimes even start right away in the Beginner 2 class.
Beg1 teaches the basics of Irish dance such as foot position, arms, and beginner reel steps. Once the student can dance the 2 beginner reels fairly well to music, they move into the 1-hour Beginner 2 class where they learn 3 more soft shoe steps.
Our TCRG ceritified instructors have extensive experience in Irish Dance. They are World Champions as well as professional Riverdance performers, which provides them with experience on both competitive and entertainment stages.
Annual fall registration is $50, but is discounted January through June.
The Beginner 1 class is a 30-minute class for $65 per month (4 classes per month).
Our Teen/Adult class is a 1-hour class for $80 per month (4 classes per month).
More options are available to attend more frequently than just once a week. Make up classes are also encouraged and easily scheduled.
We welcome students of all backgrounds (gender, race, religion, etc) and generally accept new students at age 4 and older, including adults of any age. We're currently looking at adding some toddle and preschool classes, so please stay tuned!
Our students enjoy learning Irish dance at both the recreational level as well as the competitive level. Our instructors provide challenging and fun classes and have helped each dancer achieve their own personal dance goals.
We are extremely proud of our teachers and dancers of our Over 16 Senior Choreography Team that won 1st place at the North American Irish Dance Championships in July of 2016!
We also really love performing at local pubs and festivals such as the Sept 2016 Raleigh Irish Music Festival in Wake Forest.
We strongly suggest choosing an Irish dance teacher that is truly qualified and will teach proper Irish step dance, whether for recreation or for compeition later on.
Points to ponder:
1. What do you initially want to learn in Irish dance?
2. Or, if continuing Irish dance with a new teacher, what are your dance goals?
3. What are classes like and how often should I consider attending based on what you'd like to achieve?