Irish Dance as part of PE Curriculum

Fionan Cogan, has been teaching ceili classes since 1994 and has specifically designed a Primary School Ceili Experience, which fits in with the PE curriculum and to suit all budgets.

Classes are typically of 25-40 minute duration.

Options for Multiple class groups:

  • Over one day.
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge
  • Over a number of consecutive weeks.
  • Over a school term or a school year.
  • Can be tailored to meet school needs.

Dances to be taught include:

  • The 3’s, 7’s and swings
  • Two Hand Reel & Jig.
  • Siege of Ennis & Walls of Limerick
  • Shoe the Donkey

Upon completion pupils may have achieved some of the following:

  • An appreciation of Traditional Irish music.
  • Increased awareness of Irish dances and culture.
  • Enhanced self-esteem.
  • An appreciation of personal space, tolerance and how to interact with others while in very close proximity.
  • A Social skill, with the possibility of becoming a lifelong leisure activity.
  • Enhanced self-image and self-discipline, as they will have the confidence to dance in a competent and well behaved manner.

The School may also receive the following:

  • Exclusive access to our private online tutorial library of the dances the pupils will have completed.
  • Videos of each dance to review with the pupils in between the sessions.
  • Written instructions of the dances to review in between the sessions and for use at a céilí in the school at a later date, if required.
  • Audio tracks of the music used, which can be used to learn the music for the céilí dances if they wish.
  • Music notation can also be provided for those that don’t play by ear.

Optional Extras

  • Dance tutor can put together a short demonstration of some of the dances that they have learned for use at a Parents night, School Open day or Seachtain na Gaeilge.
  • If there are multiple class groupings that complete the Primary School Céilí Experience Dance Module, they can all be combined together on a separate occasion to have a Céilí within the school, as they will all have done the same dances.
  • This Céilí could include pupils from nearby schools for more social interaction.
  • Live music can be added for a Céilí to increase the cultural experience of a Traditional Irish Céilí Band.


Contact Us

Fionan Cogan TMRC
Mobile: +353 87 818 5111
Email: [email protected]