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Culkin School Summer Camps: Registration open now!

The Culkin School will hold our summer camps at Glen Echo Park. We have many options for our current dancers and new beginner children, no experience necessary! Click here to be brought to the Glen Echo site to sign up; select SUMMER season, and DANCE – IRISH DANCE as the subject to see our camps. The camps are listed by start date (not title) so scroll till you find the camp you want!

NEW BEGINNERS: Footworks & Figures: Beginning Irish Dance Camp

Have fun while learning Irish Dance! Its all about timing, foot placement, movement! Open to new beginners and students up through level 2. Camp can be repeated so students can refine steps and learn new ones. Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:00am

• Class 1: Jul 8 – 12

• Class 2: Jul 15 – 19

• Class 3: Jul 29 – Aug 2

CURRENT CULKIN DANCERS:

Culkin Camp for Levels 2 & 3: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:30pm

This extended program is for Culkin Dancers in levels 2 & 3. The program will include dance instruction and practice, fitness and stretching, and Irish cultural activities. Let’s have some fun! Campers are instructed to bring their lunch, which will overlap with our more advanced dancers!

• Class 1: Jul 8 – 12

• Class 2: Jul 15 – 19

• Class 3: Jul 29 – Aug 2

Culkin Camp for Levels 4-7 Half Day: Monday-Friday, 12:00pm-4:00pm

This half day program is for Culkin Dancers in levels 4-7. The program will include  dance instruction and practice, fitness and stretching, team building, and Irish cultural activities. It will overlap with younger dancers for lunch and teambuilding. Let’s have some fun! Campers are instructed to bring their lunch.

• Class 1: Jul 29 – Aug 2

Culkin Camp for Levels 4-7 Full Day: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm

This extended program is for Culkin Dancers in levels 4-7. The program will include dance instruction and practice, fitness and stretching, team building, and Irish cultural activities. Let’s have some fun! Campers are instructed to bring their lunch

• Class 1: Jul 22 – 26

• Class 2: Aug 12 – 16

Culkin Dancers: SRO Prep: Aug 20 – 29, Tu & Th, 6 – 8pm

Open to Culkin Dancers planning to compete at the Southern Region Oireachtas.

Fall Class Schedule 2024

The Culkin School fall session classes run from September 3-November 26 at Glen Echo Park and Rockville United Methodist Church. Registration will open in early August, but below will be the class options. Questions? email denise@culkinschool.com!

Culkin Tots: For the Wee Ones ages 3-5      

Rockville

  • Saturdays, Sep 7-Nov 23, no class 10/12, 9:00-9:30am

Open to all pre-school students who want to jig and reel! No experience necessary!

Culkin Kid Dancers: New Beginners and Level 1 (Ages 5-10)    

Glen Echo Park:

  • Mondays, Sep 9 – Nov 25; No class Oct 14, 5 – 5:45pm
  • Wednesdays, Sep 4 – Nov 20; 5 – 5:45pm

Rockville

  • Saturdays, Sep 7-Nov 23, no class 10/12, 9:30-10:15am

Open to all new children ages 5 – 10 who want to try Irish dance with the Culkin School. Culkin Tots are welcome. Focus will be on the basics and soft shoe dances.

Culkin Kid Dancers: Level 2

Glen Echo Park

  • Mondays, Sep 9 – Nov 25; No class Oct 14, 5:45 – 6:45pm
  • Wednesdays, Sep 4 – Nov 20; 5:45 – 6:45pm

Rockville

  • Saturdays, Sep 7-Nov 23, no class 10/12, 10:15-11:15am

Open to all returning Culkin Irish Dancers at level 2. Focus will be on the basics and soft shoe dances, and hard shoe material if the dancers enrolled are ready for it, and ceili dances.

Culkin Kid Dancers: Level 3  

Glen Echo Park

  • Tuesdays, Sep 3 – Nov 26, 5 – 6pm
  • Wednesdays, Sep 4 – Nov 20; 6:45 – 7:45pm

Rockville

  • Saturdays, Sep 7-Nov 23, no class 10/12, 11:15am-12:15pm

Open to all returning Culkin Irish Dancers at level 3. Focus will be on the basics and soft shoe dances, and begin hard shoe material, and ceili dances.

Culkin Kid Dancers: Competition Teams               

  • Thursdays, Sep 5 – Nov 21; No class Oct 31, , 6:30 – 7:30pm

Open to all Culkin Irish Dancers who will compete at the regional level on teams.

Culkin Kid Dancers: Level 4/5  

  • Tuesdays, Sep 3 –Nov 26, 6 – 7:30pm
  • Thursdays, Sep 5 – Nov 21, 5 – 6:30pm

Open to Culkin Irish Dancers in levels 4 & 5. Focus will be on hard shoe, soft shoe and ceili dances.

Culkin Kid Dancers: Trad Set – Level 4/5                          

  • Sundays, Sep 8 – Nov 24; No class Oct 13, Nov 3, 12:15 – 2:15pm

Open to Culkin Irish Dancers in levels 4 & 5 who are competing. Focus will be on new material, Trad Sets and team practices.

Culkin Kid Dancers: Level 6/7

  • Tuesdays, Sep 3 – Nov 26, 7:30 – 9pm,
  • Thursdays, Sep 5 – Nov 21; No class Oct 31, 7:30 – 9pm,

Open to all returning Culkin Irish Dancers in level 6 & &. Focus will be on championship level material, and ceili dances.

Culkin Kid Dancers: Solos – Level 6/7                   

  • Sundays, Sep 8 – Nov 24; No class Oct 13, Nov 3, 2:15 – 4:5pm

Open to all Culkin Champ Irish Dancers in levels 6 and 7 who are competing. Focus will be on solo material and team practices

Irish Dance Solos & Figures for Adults All Levels  

  • Mondays, Sep 9 – Nov 25, 6:45 – 8pm

Open to students 16+, both those who are new to Irish dance and those who have danced before. N experience necessary Irish Dance is a jumping, stamping, fast moving, fun traditional dance form with intricate footwork.