Irish Dance for all in Melbourne’s West

Irish Dancing Classes

Your child will love taking our classes in super-exciting irish dance! With fabulous music & rhythm plus experienced teachers to bring out your budding River-dancer’s talent,  you can watch as they dance their hearts out with artistry, fitness & flare!

Learning irish dancing in our classes is done in our simple step-by-step system, making yours or your child’s progression & development easy for them to see & exciting to achieve!

Our classes & programs are led by qualified Irish Dance teacher & Adjudicator (ADCRG) Ms Ziggy Clements and having been on the judging panel for World Championships Ziggy knows what you need to succeed in irish dancing!

And this means you can relax knowing you have fully trained teachers with a duty of care for your or your child’s development. 

We train our dancers how to grow their skills beyond brilliant basics up to incredible high flying moves, tricky team dances & steps that seem to defy gravity itself!

Book in Your Intro Class for your child to experience this amazing and athletic dance style today!

*No-one in your family is irish?

*Your parents never danced a step?

*No idea why your child just wants to be Emma Wiggle & irish dance all day long?

*Danced as a child & want your child to experience the best of irish dance without a super-competitive atmosphere?

No  matter what your dance or ethnic background,  we love teaching irish dance to all here in melbourne’s western suburbs, so your child can find friends in class and be so proud of themselves as they grow in their skills as they learn!

AND – you’ll be learning through both tried & tested teaching methods AND terrific new & modern teaching techniques.

You’re joining in a long line of tradition in our classes as we pass our heritage of irish dancing on and legacy of our own teachers lives on!

Seeing students burst out in big grins as they conquer a new step in their dancing is why we love teaching irish dance.

Well, that plus those uber-infectious, toe-tapping rhythms of irish music that simply make you feel HAPPY!

Fulfil your dance dream as you learn from qualified & experienced teachers who care about your child’s development.  So Book in your child now for an Intro Class to experience irish dance for themselves TODAY!

Join our Artz Collective family and belong to our dynamic & friendly irish dance community here in the western suburbs today.

Using both traditional styles alongside new innovative steps and concepts from international world champions and experts, we access the latest teaching concepts by being part of large global organisation, WIDA (World Irish Dance Association).

WIDA has membership in over 23 countries with an aim to encourage those who have an interest or a history in Irish Dance, and to assist in teaching the next generation of teachers & dancers no matter where that may be in the world.

Students can easily elect to do grade exams in our step by step system, designed to help them move up a grade each year. Your child may grow to participate in our performances at festivals and  shows.

Our students have opportunities to dance at events in Melbourne & at local displays, festivals, corporate events & community days.

Based at our purpose-built studios in Altona North, we are melbourne’s only Irish dance school in the inner western suburbs.

Any competitions are optional & our simple class uniform -(which is part of your Monthly Tuition Package) –  plus your dancing shoes are all you need to take part in any and all of our exams, feis (competitions) festival performances & events.

And our Beginners and Preschool irish dance programs are a super-fun yet traditionally based start to your child’s dancing journey!

From our gorgeous tiny preschool dancers right up through tween, pre-teen & teenage dancers, and even our adult irish dance students, we teach technique, artistry, fitness and flare.

All ages are welcome at the Artz Collective in irish dance, right up to our adult dance community which is full of dancers new to irish dance as adults and those who want to reconnect with irish dancing now, for fitness, for friendship, for connection and definitely for the love of it!

So whatever your age, we actively encourage everyone to step up & have a go.

Our teaching & syllabus system allows all students to move up through their levels & progress along through an easy to follow system.

If you’ve experienced irish dance before, you may have needed to go to competitions to move up a grade or class, – not here at the Artz Collective.

Your young dancer will move with their class and group, and Feis competitions are completely optional..

PLUS – Our simple accessible uniform requirements mean children are able to participate fully without expensive sparkly dresses, big wigs, tiaras and fake tan!

We keep it simple so it’s ALL about the legacy, tradition, heritage and of course – the dancing!