Dance Classes

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

- Vicki Baum

Dance Class Schedule:

  • Term 1  |  10 September – 31 October  |  8 Weeks  |  €110
  • Term 2  |  12 November -  19 December  |  6 weeks  |  €83
  • Term 3  |  14 January – 6 March  |  8 weeks  |  €110
  • Term 4  |  18 March – 8 May  |  8 weeks  |  €110
  • Term 5  |  20 May – 10 July  |  8 weeks  |  €110
  • Term 6  |  22 July – 28 August  |  6 weeks  |  €83
Class Day Time
Contemporary Beginners Tuesdays 6.15-7.30
Jazz Tuesdays 7.45-9.00
Ballet Beginners Wednesdays 6.15-7.30
Ballet Advanced Beginners Wednesdays 7.45-9.00
Contemporary Intermediate Thursdays 6.15-7.30
Ballet Intermediate Thursdays 7.45-9.00

FEES: Drop-in and dance for €15 per class OR sign up for the full term (1 class per week for 8 weeks = €110, 6 weeks = €83)

Please note that places can only be guaranteed with pre-payment. Drop-in places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

BOOK BY THE TERM AND SAVE: 10% discount when booking for 2 or more terms at the same time – available for bookings made by telephone or in person.

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Or contact us at, 01 878 0558.




Graham, Limon and Release techniques. Stretch your mind and body and learn floor, standing and travelling exercises. Enjoy practicing simple dance sequences that build strength, co-ordination and flexibility.

Led by Cathy Coughlan

Cathy is an independent Dance Artist and a professional member of Dance Ireland. Based in Dublin, her practice is divided between dance education, collaborative practice and dance media. In 2011 Cathy was awarded The Arts Council’s Dance Artist in Residence Scheme at The Dunamaise Arts Centre (Portlaoise). This residency culminated in a production involving solo work and collaborations with the Laois community in March 2012. In 2005 Cathy received a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design where her practice, deeply rooted in dance, primarily developed through video installation and performance. During her third and fourth year she received training in collaborative arts practice through NCAD’s partnership with CREATE. As a dance/visual artist working in a community context she has delivered projects/performances in association with Common Ground, CREATE, Focus Ireland, the Fatima Regeneration Project, Dunamaise Arts Centre youth reach programme (YES Scheme 2010), Dublin City Council, Dance Ireland, Laois County Counci, Laois Partnership and CoisCeim Broadreach. Cathy is a qualified Ashtanga Yoga and Pilates mat instructor. Both movement systems have had a huge influence on her teaching practice. As a teacher she has worked for many Dublin based studios/organisations including Dance Theatre of Ireland, Dance Ireland, CoisCeim Dance Theatre, Yoga Dublin, Vocational Educational Colleges (VEC), The Elbowroom Studio’s, Centre Studio’s, Pilates Ireland, The National College of Ireland and more.

This class combines a range of Jazz and Hip Hop dance styles as seen in Musical Theatre performance and on MTV. It is influenced by choreographers such as the legendary Bob Fosse (ChicagoAll That Jazz) and current favourites such as Hip Hop choreographers Rennie Harris and Ashley Banjo from Diversity. Starting with a fast-paced warm up designed to develop rhythm and co-ordination skills, the class includes movement isolation techniques, hi-energy dance phrases and aerobic exercise that will truly get the body working. Set to a soundtrack of Motown Classics, Contemporary Pop and Hip-Hop, the class will end with a fun up-beat dance combination that would rival any Saturday night dance floor.

Led by Nicole McDonald

Nicole began her professional training at Laine Theatre Arts. She has trained in Dance, Singing, Drama and all aspects of Musical Theatre. She has over 15 years teaching experience specialising in Jazz and Tap, and has worked extensively as a Professional Dancer, Creative Director, Tutor and Choreographer both on stage and for television. Her professional career has taken her around the UK, America and Europe. TV and Film Credits include: A Royal Variety Performance – Live from the London Palladium working alongside Riverdance, Celine Dion, Michael Barrymore and Vanessa Mae; The Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ‘Undercover agents’; Channel 4’s pop show – The White Room with Babylon Zoo, Robert Palmer, Blur and Little Richard; and ITV’s Barrymore – my kind of people. She has danced for Nike, Addidas, Reebok and L’Oreal Hair at the Royal Albert Hall and has also performed at the Stuntman’s Ball (Grosvener Hotel – London) for a number of years for many stars including Mel Gibson, Michael Caine and Peter O’Toole. Nicole has also performed in several CSE tours, numerous pantomimes and summer seasons throughout the UK, working with Bobby Davro, Joe Pasqualie and Michael Barrymore.

Nicole has worked extensively as a Jazz Teacher and Choreographer throughout Ireland; she began her teaching career with Julian Benson’s Star Struck School and Westside Performing Arts where she spent eight years teaching Modern, Jazz and Tap. In 2006 Nicole opened her own Performing Arts School and Production Company Steptacular Performing Arts. She is currently head of dance for Bull Alley Theatre Training College, on the faculty as Jazz Teacher for Sallynoggin College of further Education and a regular Jazz teacher with the Monica Loughman Ballet Company and part of the faculty for her full time Ballet School. Nicole also teaches Jazz in Dance House and was part of the team that introduced a transition year dedicated to dance. Choreography credits include: Steptacular’s yearly productions since 2006, Noise Dance Festival, Irish Youth Dance Festival (IYDF) Ragtime, Follies, Steel Pier, Parade, Tommy, Company, Titanic, Evita, Sweeney ToddOzmopolitan, Blondalot, Freaked, Hot Mikado, Pippin, Calamity Jane, Oaklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Oliver, Babes in the Wood, Westside Story, Me & My GirlGrease, Eircom’s Ireland’s got Talent and Wexford Light Opera Society’s award winning show The Witches of Eastwick staged at The Wexford Opera House.


BALLET | BEGINNERS| 6.15pm- 7.45pm
Discover pliés, points and pirouettes and take a step into the world of Ballet.  This class is suitable for people with no previous experience in Ballet.

Led by Jeanette Keane

Jeanette is a former professional dancer from Toronto, Canada, She has danced with Opera Ireland, Cork City Ballet, Xing Dance Theatre, Danny Grossman Dance Company and for various choreographers in Ireland and Canada. She has also choreographed for numerous productions in Toronto including: Muses, and Before, During, and After (an annual festival of duets).


Led by Muirne Bloomer

Muirne Bloomer is from Dublin. Choreographic work includes  Pageant with David Bolger for Coisceim,The Ballet Ruse, nominated for a Total Theatre Award Edinburge Festival Fringe 2011 (with Emma O’Kane), As You Are (CoisCéim), Dancing at Lughnasa (The Gate, An Grianan and the Bucharest National Theatre and Second Age), Dandy Dolls (Peacock),The Tempest, Drama at InishCavalcaders and A Dolls House (Abbey Theatre), The HandMixing it on the MountainThe Star Child (Calypso), WallfloweringHue and CryMaisy Dalys Rainbow and Moment (Tall Tales), Can you catch a Mermaid (Pavilion), The Death of Harry Leon (Ouroboros), The Merchant of Venice (Second Age), Rock Rivals (UTV Television), Leon and the Place BetweenEgg, A Spell of Cold Weather and The Incredible Book Eating Boy (Cahoots),  The Lulu House (Siren Productions) and Little Women (The Gate). Muirne also choreographed the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony in Belfast in 2005. Together with David Bolger she choreographed A Dash of Colour (Special Olympics Croke Park 2004), Intimate Details and Golf Swing (Opening Ceremony Ryder Cup 2006) and The UEFA League Final (Aviva Stadium 2011) .  Recently she choreographed The Lenanshee Musical for Derry City of Culture, Duck, Death and the Tulip for Cahoots NI and The Colleen bawn (with David Bolger) for Druid. She has directed a pageant for St Patricks Festival  annually since 2004, and is currently the  director of the City Fusion  and Brighter Futures project for St Patricks Festival 2013.


Increase your technical ability and learn more complex contemporary dance phrases. Develop understanding of use of the breath and working from the centre of the body. Find out about different styles of contemporary dance.

Led by Monica Munoz Marin

Born in Barcelona, Monica studied dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Germany. Since 1998 she has been dancing professionally in companies throughout Europe including Cie Toula Limnaios, Tanztheater Heidelberg-Freiburg, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Public in Private, Cie. Drift, Rui Horta, Joachim Schlömer, Tabea Martin, Helge Musial and Irina Pauls. In 2002 she was profiled in the critic´s survey of the magazine Ballet International/ Tanz Aktuell as “upcoming female dancer”. In 2011 she finished a MA in Contemporary Dance Pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. Based now in Dublin, she has performed with CoisCéim in Hanging On by a Thread, Out of Harm’s Way, Dodgems, Pageant and most recently in AGNES. She has worked as well with Philippa Donnellan in Pat and Patricia, a dance performance for older people.


Challenge your body, refine your technique and extend your classical vocabulary.

Led by Stephen Brennan & Kilian O’Callaghan

Stephen started dance training at the Elliott-ClarkeSchool in Liverpool, underwent further training at Bush Davies Schools in East Grinstead, Sussex, before graduating from Central School of Ballet, London. His performing career has spanned some twenty-five years, dancing with many of Europe’s ballet companies including London Ballet Theatre, Malmö Stadsteater Balett (Sweden), The National Norwegian Ballet and The Scottish Ballet. Stephen joined Ballet Ireland in 1999 and since his appointment as Education Officer a year later has developed the company’s extensive outreach programme. He has choreographed two short works for Ballet Ireland, Figaro, Factotem (2003) and School for Lovers (2004), and twenty works for performance by children and young adults. In addition to his work with Ballet Ireland, Stephen fulfils regular teaching commitments as advisor on men’s training to the College of Dance, Monkstown, and frequently teaches the professional ballet class at Dance Ireland. He has collaborated several times with productions for Irish National Youth Ballet.

Born in Cork, Kilian trained at Audley School of Dance and Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance before moving to RoyalBalletSchool in London. He then progressed to The Scottish Ballet where he toured UK, Europe, Hong Kong, and PerthWestern Australia, and the Spoleto Festival in CharlestonSouth Carolina. He returned to Perth to join the West Australian Ballet as Soloist Dancer, touring extensively in Western Australia and Northern Territory. He joined Royal New Zealand Ballet as Soloist and was promoted to Principal Dancer. While there, he led the company in tours of New Zealand and Australia, USA and Europe. He also danced lead roles in works by George Balanchine, Jack Carter, John Cranko, Robert North, Garth Welch, and Gray Veredon. Kilian was fulltime tutor at the New Zealand School of Dance for several years, and has freelanced as tutor, choreographer and judge in New Zealand, Australia, UK, and Ireland. On his return to Ireland in 2008, he has been working with Irish National Youth Ballet as tutor and choreographer.


Beginners – for anyone who has: less than 1 year’s dance training, attended classes part-time or had a break from dance training for several years.

Intermediate – for anyone who has two to three years training in dance.

These definitions are a guide and are not definitive.

If you would like to change levels please ask for advice from the class teacher.

If you would like progress assessment or feedback you can also ask Philippa Donnellan, Director of CoisCéim Broadreach


Comfortable clothes, e.g. t-shirt and leggings or tracksuit. All classes can be done barefoot or in soft ballet shoes or thick socks for ballet classes. Trainers with dark-coloured soles are not permitted in the studio.


Please refer to our booking page to pay online with paypal.  We also accept credit and laser card payments made in person or by calling us at 01 878 0558.  Please note that we must receive payment before we can confirm your place in the class.  Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.


CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s Studio is located around the corner from Clerys: on Sackville Place next to Ladbrokes.

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