What We Do?

Salsa & Latin dances, complete course 3h 1/4 of dancing only €10

Get you to afford to dance...2 classes a week only €6.50 each!

You are looking to socialize, have fun, get fit, lose weight, getting married...? 

Find a fun dance class for your child, Teen?

WE ARE THE ONLY Dance Centre in Galway with a pass option to take as many classes at a low rate of €3 from 2nd course.


Please click in the centre of each picture & scrol up to the top for information on courses (sorry, repaired soon) 


    We offer:
  • Dance courses for children & adults
  • Lose weight program
  • Wedding preparation
  • Hens, stags fun dance session
  • Special Day "crash course" to learn to dance better in one day
  • Private classes (wedding preparation, dance interviews or contests, to gain confidence and improve quickly your dancing
  • Vouchers for presents
  • Students, ununployed special exchange as a class paid by a service instead of €...
  • We keep number of participants in classes limited in small groups
  • Rent of the Dance studio
  • Holiday Camp for children
  • Art exhibition's space
  • Dance Holidays in Cuba
  • Special needs classes

Courses

project 1

Ballet

WednesdayBallet Adults 6.30pm (1h 1/4) 
ThursdayCreative Ballet Children (4yrs - 6yrs) 5pm - 5.45pm
Ballet Children 8yrs up 5.30pm - 6.30pm
SaturdayToddlers dancing 12noon
                    Creative Ballet Children (4yrs - 7yrs) 12.45pm
Ballet Children (7yrs up) 1.15pm

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

Ballroom

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)
ThursdaySenior citizen dancing 1pm to book
Wednesday           Ballroom Adults 8.30pm to book
 

Wedding Preparation 7 days a week  private sessions time to suit
Waltz & Jive see page for info
Salsa see page for info
Tango see page for info

The dances taught at the different Ballroom courses are: Fox trot, quick & slow steps, advanced Waltz, Ballroom waltz.

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

Monday Bachata & Regaeon all level 7.30pm
                    
             
project 4

Bellydance

TuesdayBelly Dance 6.30pm

Bellydance is a perfect form of dancing for women, strenghthening the abdominal muscles, giving poise & elegance

Bellydance 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

Breakdance

Course is closed at present due to the leave of the teacher.
Looking for a Breakdance teacher
MondayBreakdance Adults
FridayBreakdance Children

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

Burlesque

Wednesday    Adults all level  7.30pm to book

The most fun, free dancing but still a good "work out", just try it!
project 7

Creative Dance & Contemporary

Saturday      Creative Dance Tots (from 2yrs 1/2) & Mums  12noon
                    (booking required)
Wednesday  Contemporary & Burlesque Adults all level 7.30pm (booking
                    required)

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

Flamenco


Monday         Flamenco Adults Beginners 8.30pm to book

Flamenco a powerfull & elegant dance to spanish music
project 9

Hip-Hop

Tuesday         Hip-hop Adults Beginners 7.30pm
Saturday Hip-hop Pre Teens 10am
                     Hip-hop late Teens 11am
                     Hip-Hop children 4.45pm
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

Salsa

No partner required

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

During the 3h 1/4 of the class (for only €10!) You will learn to move your hips & arms "Latin way", to spin & balance, learn the different basic steps to the different Latin music, & last but not least learn "moves" for all Latin dances

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 with new moves

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


Thursday      Salsa & all Latin Dances from 7.30pn to 11pm

MondayBachata all level 7.30pm (1h)
                    Salsa practice 8.30pm (1h) €5

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 1997spending 6 months out of each year in Cuba going at regular intervals to Cuba.


project 11

Salsa in Cuba


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

- Next course in Cuba  1st week in November
- following course early January

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

Bollywood Dance

SaturdayAdults Beginners 5.30pm - 6.30pm  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!!!

It is not unusual to see Western pop and pure classical dance numbers side by side in Bollywood file. The international appeal of Bollywood dancing is something that has been in the making for many decades. Originally it was found only in places that had a significant consumption of Indian films. But today it is rising in popularity in the US, Canada and Europe. With the success of films such as the Oscar winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire”, Bollywood films and dance have taken the world by storm and now has come into the global spotlight. Much of this is due to the ever expanding Indian diaspora, but a significant proportion also comes from non-Indians who are fascinated by the exotic, larger than life qualities inherent in it. 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, perhaps even more so today than when it began. Bollywood dance form brings its own fun and fitness along with dance. Evolution of Bollywood Dance is a process that is entirely Indian and yet cross-cultural at the same time.

Galway Dance Centre provides the very best in Bollywood dance training & performances. We cater to all ethnic backgrounds & age groups…AGE IS NO LIMIT!!! We provide professional dance training through our classes. There are classes for all age-groups and skill-levels. 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

Sean-Nos

MondaySean-nos 6.30pm to Book

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

Tap

SaturdayTap Adults Sat 2.15pm
                    Booking required

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

Tango

Sunday         Tango Adults 6.00pm all level

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


project 16

Waltz & Jive

No partner required
ThursdayWaltz & jive (country) Adults
                    6 weeks courses at  6.30pm (1h) to Book
                    
ThursdaySenior citizen dancing 1pm to book

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.

They are 6 weeks courses. Please contact the Dance Centre to enquire for the beginning of the courses and availability in courses.


project 17

Wedding Preparation


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

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

NEWS

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

Prices

These are guide lines please contact us to check.

Children

  • Mum & Tot course
  • Trial €9
  • 5 weeks Mum & Tots €45
  • or 1 week pre paid €11 / or pay as you go €13 /
  • Young children

    45min classes Term based on €9 per week,             2 classes a week €6 each
  • Children & Teens

    1h classes Term based on €10 per week,                2 classes a week €6.50 each

Adults

  • 1h courses
  • Trial €10
  • 5 weeks course's pass €50
  • Pay as you go €13
  • "Top up classes": 2 classes €6.50 each / 3 classes €5.33 each / 4 classes €4.75 each / 5 classes €4.40 each/ 6 classes €4.16 each, a week  


  • Waltz & Jive

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

1h 1/4 courses

  • Trial €12
  • Pay as you go €15
  •    5 weeks Ballet only €60
  • Top up for Ballet valid only with a 1h course's pass: 5 classes €30 / 10 classes €40

Other

  • Private

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

    3-4 people €20 each

    5-6 people €15 each

    7-9 people €10 each

    10-12 people €9 each

    13-15 people €8

    16 people & more €7 each

Children Teens courses: Children can take other classes of their age group FREE with their term Pass and any class missed can be taken in a parallel course of your choice, as long as the full course is paid for.

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.

Contact 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 building in the middle of the Terryland shops' parking. We are above the Wallpaper shop called "colour your world" our floor is painted dark pink. 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 "Aysha" Hair Dresser & on the ground floor the laundry, the frame shop, the medical shop.

Dance Centre above "Paint Rite" Terryland Retail Park, Galway

christina@galwaydancecentre.com

+353 87 99 33 070
I will be unable to take calls between 18th - 28th Sept. But I will be able to reply to texts &  emails. sorry for inconvenience