Welcome to the Slattery School of Irish Dance


Class Levels


BEGINNER
A beginner is a competitor who has not taken Irish dancing lessons from a registered teacher prior to September 1st of the previous year.  


​ADVANCED BEGINNER
An Advanced Beginner is a dancer who has taken lessons from a registered teacher for more than 1 year.  

​NOVICE
A Novice dancer is one who has previously won a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in Advanced Beginner.  

PRIZEWINNER
A prizewinner dancer is a dancer who has previously won a 1st in Novice in a particular dance. 

PRELIMINARY CHAMPIONSHIP
A dancer advances to Preliminary Championship after he/she has won 1st place in both a prizewinner light and hard shoe competition, and consistently placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in all other dances. 

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
A dancer moves to Open Championship after winning three 1st places in Preliminary Championship.