Enabling development at a child’s own pace in our classes is so important, as they make life-long friends & enjoy learning dance whilst they grow their skills & begin learning brilliant basics!
Embracing the idea that anyone interested in irish dance should be able to have access to terrrific training, both traditional & with workshops to access to new teaching concepts, we have brought a new irish dance teaching system to Melbourne. Artz Collective become part of global organisation, WIDA, the World Irish Dance Association.
WIDA was established in 2004 and now has membership in over 20 countries. The aim of W.I.D.A. is to encourage those who have an interest or a history in Irish Dance to assist in teaching the next generation of teachers & dancers – luckily for us here in Australia so far from the world organising body, no matter where that may be in the world.
This way of teaching allows students to move up through their levels & progress along through an easy to follow system, not reliant on children competing in competitions to “grade out” of their current class, and regardless of their financial background.
Students can easily elect to do grade exams to move up through their levels, or competitions, or both! Our students have opportunities to dance at events in Melbourne & at local displays. Forget what you’ve seen on TV about expensive dresses, fake tan & outrageous bouncing wigs! Here at Artz Collective, Altona North’s only Irish dance school, competitions are completely optional & a simple class uniform is all that’s required to participate in all of the above!
From our tiny preschoolers to our adult students, all ages are welcome at the Artz Collective, as we actively encourage everyone to have a go. Whether you are dancing for fun, for fitness or just a way to meet new faces, we know you will love being a part of our dynamic & friendly irish dance family.