Originating in Ireland, this genre is a traditional dance form that is both social and performance oriented. It encompasses a wide variety of styles including reels, slip jigs and hornpipes for solo, pair, and groups. Variations of Irish dances can be enjoyed and mastered from a young age.  Our favourite is the soft shoe, Performance Irish Dance, traditionally referred to as “step dance,” which became popular in 1994 with the creation of the world-famous show “Riverdance.”This style is recognizable for its rapid leg movements, precise footwork accompanied by controlled upper bodies and arms.



Our Classes

We offer a wide range of dance classes for girls and boys from 2 1/2 through adult.
From beginner through advanced and professional.

David Walker is a Toronto based photographer specializing in performance photography. He also cottages in Muskoka and called us out of the blue one day looking for dancers to shoot. Since then we have formed a great relationship and he has photographed many of our students and instructors. The Ballet School is fortunate indeed to have David as a friend.
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Bracebridge School Of Ballet

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