The Shining Shamrocks Program


Holden Days 2018


Dancers ages 3.5-5yrs old

Classes in Grafton

Mondays 4:30-5:15

Thursdays 5:00-6:00 (combo soft shoe/hard shoe)

Classes in Holden

Mondays 5:15-6:15 (combo soft shoe/hard shoe)

Wednesdays 5:15-6:15 (combo soft shoe/hard shoe)


Perfect for new beginners and returning dancers!

Dancers are not required to take more than one class a week, but are welcome to! Classes begin the week of September 9th.

Description: In the Shining Shamrocks Program dancers will start their introductory exploration of Irish dancing. Dancers will build upon their gross motor skills while learning the traditional steps of Irish dancing. Dancers will learn the beginner reel, light jig, slip jig, and hop jig. In our hour long classes combine with our Mini Murph Program, dancers will learn basics of hard shoe dancing including trebles and stamps. 

Smiles at class!

Additional Classes:

Drills and Technique

Saturday Feis Prep

Class Attire: Dancers are asked to wear either a leotard, tank top, or tshirt on top, with either a skirt, shorts, or leggings. No denim. Hair pulled back.

Shoes: Dancers are asked to wear socks or poodle socks (Irish dancing socks) with black ballet shoes or ghillies (Irish dancing shoes). We ask that you do not buy ballet shoes from local dance stores as they are often Scottish dancing shoes. Please contact Mary Devlin for proper Irish dancing ghillies.


Hard shoes are NOT required for this class. Although we will introduce hard shoe dancers are welcome to wear sneakers or tap shoes. If you wish to purchase hard shoes for your dancer, please contact Mary Devlin

Register Today: All Murphy Academy policies must be read and acknowledged digitally through our online registration. Completed registration includes: submitted registration form due by the time of first class, $25 registration fee and first month's tuition submitted online. 

Tuition: $55/month per Shining Shamrock's Class