Class Descriptions

At Heavey-Quinn Irish Dance, we offer classes for all levels! View below for class descriptions, then visit our class schedules for each location. Students can register online here.


Jump'n Jig - Preschool Program





Jump'n Jig is a complete Irish Dance Program for Preschoolers age 2.5 - 5.  Jump’n Jig is designed to help preschoolers develop coordination, self-esteem and social skills through dance, music and play.

The program is divided into levels to ensure classes can be modified for children of different ages and gross motor skills development.

Children will learn how to point, flex, jump, count to music, stand on toes, skipping, and much more.


Irish Step

There is something for everyone at Heavey Quinn from beginners to champion dancers! Dancers will learn how todance a reel, jig, slip jig, and so much more.  Ceili or team dancing is an important part of our mission. All of these dances are determined by the dancer’s level and ability. 

Beginner (Level I)

Dancers age 6 and above with no Irish Step experience.

Advanced Beginner (Level II and III)

Dancers with 2 years of Irish Step experience.

Dancers who have participated in Irish dance for 3 years and above.

Dancers who have completed the Novice level or have competed in Novice at a fes and have placed 1st in their respective dances.

Championship Level - Preliminary and Open

As dancers progress through the levels in Irish step, they can become a championship dancer.  The first championship level is Preliminary where a dancer competes in a hard and soft shoe dance. Once a dancer has obtained their two first place awards, and with their teacher's approval, they move to the next level of Open Championship.  

Ceili Dancing
Dancers participate in team dancing. Dancers will learn the 4 Hand Reel, Humours of Bandon, Cross Reel, High Caul Cap and many more. These dances are performed at competitions throughout the year. Dancers must have a minimum of one year dancing experience to participate.

Adult Ceili & Step 

Class is open to beginner and experienced dancers.  Class focuses on learning reels, jigs, hornpipe, traditional sets along with ceili (group) dancing.  Adult classes are held at Metrowest Dance Academy on Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:30.




Adult Ballet (Intermediate & above)

Adult ballet classes for intermediate level and above taught by former professional dancer, Judith Koeckhoven. Join us for classes that focus on alignmnent, efficient movement, gentle stretching, and artistry specifically geared for adults with previous experience.

Classes are held Thursdays at our Chelmsford location, 6:30 - 8:00.  Zoom classes available too. REGISTER!


Adult Tap

Join Jan Gallagher for some fun and friendly adult tap classes. No recital, no stress, just a great way to keep your body and brain active! All classes are open level, with modifications for varying abilities. Drop-in rate $15.00.

Contact Jan Gallagher at for any questions. (Registration is not done through Heavey Quinn Irish Dance.)

Class Schedule:

*Thursday and Friday afternoon classes are on hiatus until October.