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!