FREE Irish dancing & Sean-nos, Indian Dance, Tango trials (to enquire to book)
Contemporary improvation & journeydance workshops 15th & 22nd Sept, 20th Oct, 17th Nov. (details below) 

Offer: €35 for 5 classes (salsa new members)

 Wedding preparation, Hens parties, Ballroom, Social, fitness, Ballet, Hip-hop, Contemporary, Tap, Sean-nos, Belly dance, Spanish dancing, Irish dancing, Children, Teens, Adults

info: christinadancecentre@gmail.com

Tel: from 13th to 21st Sept I will not be able to take calls only texts or emails  087 99 33 070

Click in the centre of each course's picture & scroll UP to the TOP of the page for each course's info

  Irregular work hours? We have a flexible "Pass" to take classes when it suits you NO COURSES WITH DATE LIMIT

You are looking to socialize, have fun, get fit, lose weight, a class for Hens, stags, 1st dance preparation, Strictly come Dancing preparation...A fun dance class for your child...You will find the course for you now.

  • TIME TABLE: It is advice to BOOK before to turn up.
    Adults courses:
  • 6.30pm Belly dance
  • 7.15pm Hip-hop  
  • 8pm Irish dancing to book
  .  6.30pm Waltz & Jive to book          
   . 7.30pm Salsa       

  •  Wednesdays:
  • 6.30m Ballet Beginners
  • 7pm Ballet intermediate & Advanced
  • 7.45pm adults pointe work
  • 8.15pm Waltz & Jive to book
  • Thursdays:
  • 5.30pm Ballet Advanced pointe work
  • 6.30pm Contemporary
  • 7.30pm Spanish Dance to book

  • Fridays:
    1.15pm Fitness to book
    . 6.30pm Tap Dancing Adults
    . 7.15pm Musical theatre jazz to book
    . 8pm Burlesque to book


    .  Hens dance sessions


    . 3.30pm Adults Indian Dancing ( to book )
    . 15th & 22nd Sept workshop with Diana (see info below )
    .  15th Sept, 20th Oct, 17th Nov JourneyDance workshops (see info below)
    . 6.30pm Tango to book
Wedding preparation
   .  private sessions every days & time to suit

   Children courses:
   Classes during school terms
  . 4.15pm Creative Ballet 4yrs to 7yrs to book
   . 4.45pm Contemporary 6yrs up

. 5.30pm Ballet teens 
  . 2pm Tots & mums 2yrs 1/2 to 4yrs to book
4pm musicals 7yrs up to book
    . 4.45pm Tap Dancing 6yrs up to book
  . 5.30pm Hip-hop Teens 14yrs up
   . 10.30am Hip-hop kids
   . 11am Hip-hop Pre-Teens

. 12 noon Tots & Mums 2yrs 1/2 up to book
   . 12.45pm Creative Ballet Children 4yrs - 7yrs
. 1.15pm Contemporary Ballet 9yrs up
    .  2.30pm Bollywood kids 6yrs to 12yrs to book

We offer
  • Dance courses for children, teens & adults
  • Loose weight courses
  • Wedding preparation, 1st Dance
  • Hens, stags fun dance session
  • Social dances & Strictly come dancing
  • Post natal get back in shape
  • A Day "crash course" (learn to dance better in one day)
  • Private classes (wedding, interviews, gain confidence)
  • Vouchers
  • Students discount
  • Rent of the Dance studio
  • Holiday Camp for children
  • Dance Holidays in Cuba
  • Special needs classes

Dance teachers! Here at the Dance Centre we're always looking to expand and increase our range of classes.
If you would like to join our dynamic team of teachers, get in touch!



Special Open Dance Classes!

September 15th and 22nd, 2019

11:30 6-9 years old

12:30 10-14 years old

  13:30 15 years up & Adults


With Diana Shepherd at The Galway Dance Centre

Come spend an hour exploring your possibilities, moving your body and enjoying it! Hailing

from the US, and most recently Germany, Diana’s classes are based on elements from classical

styles like ballet and modern, as well as non-dance movement experiences, such as yoga and

pilates. These classes are designed for everyone and anybody who’s brave enough to take the

floor. They start with a fast moving warm up together, then going on to develop some

techniques and tools, and ending with improvisation and some movement patterns danced

together. It’s a little ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, workout, improvisation, and a little

performative for ourselves. Younger groups will be following elements of creative dance

systems and older ones will work on Diana’s concepts of no-editing performances.

Check out more of Diana’s work at: https://djshepherd94.wixsite.com/dianashepherd

Contact Christina:



JourneyDance Autumn Workshops 

3rd Sunday of the month ( 15th Sept, 20th Oct, 17th Nov. )

4-6 p.m. 

BOOKING AHEAD REQUIRED -- 50% deposit & Registration filled in

 These workshops are a chance to get out of your head and into your body, and cultivate a more loving relationship with your Self.  JourneyDance is a guided experience of free-form movement that incorporates elements of yoga, authentic movement, ritual, and dance party, to take you on a journey of physical and emotional transformation. Breathe, sweat, shake loose, release tension, emotion, and stress, and reconnect to your innate inspiration and creativity. There are no moves to learn, no mirrors, and no right way to do it. Set to a playlist of music from around the world, you'll be guided to connect with your own intuitive movement; sense of self, power and freedom. By learning to listen as we move, we build respect, admiration, curiosity, and reverence for the body, and we learn to understand the wisdom it carries. We often experience more joy and freedom in our bodies as we release conditioned ideas and movements. Strength and self-confidence naturally follow. It's fantastic exercise for the body AND soul.

 These classes are for everyone over 14 years old. No dance experience necessary whatsoever. It is also perfect for professional/seasoned dancers who want to shake things up, let loose, have fun dancing for their own sake, and even transform the way they understand and listen to their bodies.


Single workshop €20; OR

Come with a friend: €15 each; OR

Series of 3 classes: €40 per person


 Please contact Christina to book & pay deposit to:


or Tel 087 99 33 070

 Thank you

Anna Swisher

M.A. (CA Institute of Integral Studies,) 200-hr YT


Crann Og Eco Farm



project 1


Wednesday6.30pm Ballet Adults Beginners, 1h 1/4
                      7pm Ballet Adults intermediates, 1h1/4
                       7.45pm adults pointe work

4.15pm Creative Ballet Children 4yrs - 7yrs 45min to book (during school terms)
5.30pm Ballet & pointe work Teens, 1h

Fridays         2pm Toddlers & Mum dancing to book 45min to book (during school terms) 
Saturday12noon Toddlers & Mum dancing to book 45min to book (during school terms)
                     12.45pm Creative Ballet Children 4yrs - 7yrs 45min (during school terms)
1.15pm Ballet Children 8yrs up 1h (during school terms)

Ballet is especially good to develop poise and grace, strength and balance, confidence and expression, harmonious muscles and body good posture, fitness and resistance, coordination and gesture memory.

These qualities are important and used all through out life. Poise and grace will help in social events, strength and balance is needed in all sport or movement demanding a physical action, confidence and expression is essential for interviews, harmonious body to feel good about yourself, good posture is important to avoid back and body problems, fitness and resistance is required in all body activity, coordination and movement memory are necessary in many action such as driving, work and factory work etc...

Ballet should be considered as essential in the education of children (boys and girls) for the above beneficial and not only as a "distraction, an amusement"

Ballet is a specific academic dance form and technique which is taught according to specific methods, various styles of ballet and different techniques. Works of dance choreographed using this technique are called ballets, and usually include dance, mime, acting, and music (usually orchestral but occasionally vocal). Ballet is best known for its unique features and techniques, such as """pointe""" work, turn-out of the legs, and high extensions; its graceful, flowing , precise movements; and its ethereal qualities.

project 2


No partner required

7 days a week   Wedding 1st dance private sessions time to suit
7 days a week   Hens dance session (time to suit)
Tuesday       6.30pm Waltz & jive to book
                     7.30pm Salsa & Latin dances Beginners
                     8.15pm Salsa improvers
                     9.15pm Salsa Advanced   
Wednesday 8.15pm Waltz & Jive to book     

Sunday          6.30pm Tango

Wedding Preparation 7 days a week  private sessions time to suit
Waltz & Jive Wednesdays 8.30pm to book, see Waltz Jive page for info
Salsa Tuesdays 7.30pm, see Salsa page for info
Tango Sundays 6pm, see Tango page for info
Ballroom is a beautiful social dancing allowing to move freely around the floor "lifting" your partner in an exciting and dazzling dance! It is perfect for Wedding 1st dance

project 3

Bachata & Regaeton

Tuesday 7.30pm Bachata & Salsa Beginners
project 4

Belly dance

Monday 6.30pm

Belly dance is a perfect form of dancing for women, strengthening the abdominal muscles, giving poise & elegance

Belly dance is a western term for an Arabic style of dance developed in the middle east.

The Galway Dance Centre offers classes in Belly Dancing for all levels.

project 5


Tuesday        finished at present

Break dance is a perfect form of dancing for "lively" boys & girls. It will "push" them to their limit & gain physical strength with fun.

Break dance, breaking, b-boying or b-girling is a street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement among African American and Puerto Rican youths in the South Bronx of New York City during the early 1970 s. It is normally danced to funk or hip hop music.

project 6


Fiday    8pm to book

Not to be confused with "pole dancing" or sex dancing...It is the most fun, free dancing but still a good "work out", it includes "charleston" "cabaret" type of dancing, just try it!
project 7

Creative Dance & Contemporary

Thursday     4.45pm Contemporary children (during school terms)
                    6.30pm Contemporary Adults
Friday          1.15pm fitness Adults to book
                     2pm Tots & Mums Creative Dance to book (during school terms)
                     8.30pm Burlesque Adults to book         

Saturday     12noon Tots & Mums Creative Dance  to book (during school   terms)
                     12.45pm Creative Ballet 4yrs up (during school terms)
                     1.15pm Contemporary ballet teens
 Sunday 15th & 22nd Sept open dance workshop with Diana (info above)
               15th Sept , 20th Oct, 17th Nov JourneyDance with Anna (info above)

Creative Dance gives a great pleasure with its flowing free movements, it allows expression & interpretation of the music, building up self confidence.
project 8


Thursday 7.30pm         Sevillanas & Spanish Dance Adults Beginners to book

  Sevillanas are a powerful & elegant dance to Spanish music, improve your poise with the Spanish Dance
project 9


Monday  7.15pm Hip-hop Adults                     
Thursday      4.45pm Contemporary children (during school terms)
                     6.30pm Contemporary  Adults             
Friday            5.30pm Hip-hop teens (during school terms)

Saturday10.30am Hip-hop children (during school terms)
                      11am  Hip-hop Pre-Teens (during school terms)
Hip-Hop is one of the dance form that will get you fit, make you loose weight, shape your muscles with lots of fun to the latest music charts.
The classes are for all level.

Slim Fit, all our "fitness" courses (ask us list) will get you a good exercise, it will "boost" your energy but mostly is good fun.

project 10


Tuesday      7.30pm Beginners Salsa & all Latin Dances
                     8.15pm Improvers Salsa
                     9.15pm Advanced Salsa

No partner required

OFFER new Members
5 weeks course only €35 if booking the course on 1st night for new members

The course is offering a complete teaching of Salsa & all Latin dances.

While learning "fancy moves" you will learn to move your hips & arms "Latin style", to spin & balance, learn the different basic steps to the different Latin music, & last but not least dance having fun...a really good social course

We divide the class in 3 levels (Beginners, Intermediates & very advanced) to allow total beginners to start, intermediate to progress & very advanced members to be still challenged.

We treasure a "Social time" with a free drink ( mojito rum cocktail) during the night

Salsa dancing is one of the most fun & popular social dance.

Danced to Latin music it is very relaxing, its rhythm makes your body swing into the dance easily.

Its numerous moves will be fun to learn & to perform with a partner.

The Cuban Salsa not only danced with a partner but also danced in a "rueda" (circle), a caller indicate each move one after an other. It is easy & great fun especially to beginners who can achieve quickly moves & be part of the "salseros"
The Salsa style taught in the Dance Centre is the Cuban style. Christina, principal & main instructor has been going to Cuba since 1997 spending around 6 months out of each year in Cuba going several times a year to Cuba.

project 11

Salsa in Cuba

The Galway Dance Centre organizes Salsa dance courses in Cuba...Salsa "home" & world!

- Next course in Cuba in September 19

Christina will be happy to help you booking a B&B, where to go out, what to visit, explain you its unique economy using 2 currency in different premises, and with what ever you need to prepare for your holiday.

If your dates matches her holiday you will be welcome to join her out if you wish & share a brilliant time!
If your dates are different she can still organize B&B, dance classes & give you info from here.

For information about dancing holidays in Cuba, please drop us an E-Mail.

project 12

Indian classical Dance

Sunday       2.30pm  Children 6yrs to 12yrs to book
Sunday       3.30pm Adults to book

What is Bollywood?

The term Bollywood was created by combining two names, Bombay (the city now called Mumbai in India) and Hollywood. Bollywood based in Mumbai (Bombay), has become internationally popular that it now has its own entry in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Bollywood Dance Form – An International Sensation!!!

Stars like Madonna, Shakira & Britney Spears have incorporated the Bollywood style of dance or music into their songs, videos & stage shows.

Currently Bollywood Dance has flavor of Indian classical, folk & contemporary and is still influenced by Western culture. Bollywood dance form brings its own fun and fitness along with dance.

Galway Dance Centre provides the very best in Bollywood dance training & performances, with a professional tuition…AGE IS NO LIMIT!!!

Whether you want to learn a new style, prepare for a competition, or just try a fun new way to stay in shape – we have the right class for you!

project 13


Monday           8pm Irish dancing Adults to book
Tuesday          4.45pm Irish & Sean-nos children 6yrs up

Dancing to the lively Irish music can only bring you joy & raise your fitness. The Sean-nos & Irish Dancing course is unique in this sense.

Time could be changed to suit better

project 14


Friday4.45pm Tap children to book
                     6.30pm Tap Adults to book                   

Tap is a very lively good fun & energetic dance. if you wish a good lively dance this is it...you will not be disappointed, try one session.

project 15


Sunday         6.30pm Tango Adults all level to book

The Argentinean Tango is a very expressive partner dance to the beautiful Argentinean music. It will "lift" your heart & spirit making you "fly" around the floor with ease!

project 16

Waltz & Jive

No partner required
Tuesday6.30pm Waltz & jive Beginners (country jive) Adults
                        6 weeks courses to Book for next course
Wednesday   8.15pm Beginners (country jive) Adults
                        6 weeks courses to Book for next course
Sunday         Next course Sunday (enquire for date) 1.30pm to 6pm to book

The Waltz & Jive taught at the Dance Centre are the "regular" Waltz & the "country" Jive. They are the two essential dances to all social events & weddings.

Please contact the Dance Centre to enquire for the beginning of the courses and availability in courses.

project 17

Wedding Preparation & Hens sessions

7 days a week   Wedding 1st dance private sessions time to suit
7 days a week   Hens dance session (time to suit)
Strictly come Dancing preparation

The Wedding dance is specially made to suit you & the music you choose.
project 18


Galway Dance Centre's social club meetings (enquire for next one)


These are guide lines please contact us to check.


  • Mum & Tot course
  • Trial €8
  • 5 weeks Mum & Tots €40
  • Flexible Pass €50 for 5 classes unlimited date
  • or pay as you go €12
  • Young children

      45min classes Term based on €9 per week
  • Children & Teens

      1h classes Term based on €10 per week                  


  •  courses
  • Trial:45min €9 / 1h €10
  • 5 weeks course's pass 45min €45 / 1h €50
  • Flexible Pass for 5 classes unlimited date, unlimited courses: 45min €50 / 1h €58
  • Pay as you go 45min €13 / 1h €13
  • Waltz & Jive

    6 weeks only Waltz & jive course €60 per person
  • Sundays Waltz - Jive crash course €60 per person

1h 1/4 courses

  • Trial €12
  • Pay as you go €15
  •    5 weeks Ballet only €60
  • Flexible Pass €68 for 5 classes unlimited date


  • Private

    For one person €40, For two people €60
  • Hens, Stag & special groups

    3-4 people €20 each

    5-6 people €15 each

    7-9 people €12 each

    10-12 people €10 each

    13-15 people €9

    16 people & more €8 each

Children Teens courses: Children can take other classes of their age group for any class missed

One trial class: There is no "drop in" option for children but a child can try 1 class and pay for it, it is €9 for 45min class, €10 for 1h class

The term follows the National School holidays.

Payment for adults & children: All sessions taken must be paid for and up to date, including the 1st class or trial. Cash, cheque or postal order made to Christina Maze, not to "Dance Centre"

sorry no credit card accepted.

Find Us

Dance Centre location:
We are in the side of Galway called Terryland and we are in a shopping complex called "Terryland Retail Park" beside Dunnes Stores Terryland

In Terryland Retail Park we are in the Pink building in the middle of the Terryland shops' parking. We are above the Wallpaper shop "colour your world" . We have black signs above the front glass door & at the back of the building top of the purple fire escape stairs, N.B: In the same building you will find beside us "Abib" Barber & on the ground floor, medical shop, the laundry, the wedding sale

Postal address: Galway Dance Centre,Terryland Retail Park, H91Y8EV, Galway, Ireland


From 13th to 21st Sept I will not be able to take calls, only texts or emails +353 87 99 33 070