Class Descriptions

At Heavey-Quinn Academy of 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.


Learn Irish ReelIrish Step
Dancers learn how to dance the reel, jig, slip jig, and hornpipe along with traditional set pieces. All of these dances are determined by the dancer’s level and ability.

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.


Beginner (Level I)

Dancers age 6 and above with no Irish Step exp

Advanced Beginner (Level II and III)

Dancers with 2 to 3 years of Irish Step experience

Dancers who have competed at the advanced beginner level and have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their respective dances.

Dancers who have competed at the Novice level 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 our Natick location on Thursdays, 615 - 730.


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2019 Adult Traditional Set Winners                                                   2021 Adult Traditional Set Winners

Adult Ballet

Adult ballet classes with a focus on efficient movement, body placement, posture, artistry and gentle stretching.  Zoom classes available too!