Regular classes will run on President's Day!
See below for our weekly schedule and our school calendar!
Welcome! The Deirdre Shea School of Irish Dance began in 1989 when a group of Cranford women requested basic party dance instruction. Soon Deirdre Shea began to instruct their children as well. The school began with 15 — we now have over 200 students of all ages and levels. Shea - Jennings classes are held in Garwood, Edison and Spring Lake, New Jersey. Deirdre is a certified teacher (TCRG) with An Coimisium le Rinci Galeacha (The Irish Dancing Commission). Deirdre teaches all levels from 3-4 yrs. old to Champion level. Shea-Jennings has produced dancers who have placed top five at the North American Nationals and top 5 at the World Championships. Deirdre and John are especially proud of their four 1st place Regional Champion dancers from the Shea - Jennings School of Irish Dance Beth Gallagher (2003 Senior Ladies 1st Place Champion), Julianna Harkins (2006 Girls Under 12 1st Place Champion) Joseph Stewart (2009 Boys Under 18 First Place Champion) & Ronan Burke (2011 and 2012 Boys 1st Place Champion) and several World Championship Qualifiers through the years. In 1997, John Jennings joined the school. The School competes under the title Shea-Jennings. John is the 1988 Irish Dancing World Champion, and 5 time North American National Champion. John also was featured in several popular shows such as, Late Night with David Letterman, and the Conan O'Brien show. He and fellow Irish dancers accompanied Shania Twain in her music video, "Don't Be Stupid". John is a certified teacher (TCRG) and adjudicator (ADCRG) with An Coimisium le Rinci Galeacha (The Irish Dancing Commission). Our goal over the years has been to teach our students the proper techniques of Irish dance in a positive atmosphere while providing the cultural aspects and dynamic choreography in a challenging environment. Our students dance on their toes, but they feel the history and exuberance or Irish Dance in their hearts.
FALL IRISH DANCE SCHEDULE 2014-2015
Monday - 4:30 - 5:30 pm (Advanced beginner) Ages 7-9 Garwood
Monday - 5:30 - 6:45 pm (Novice) Garwood
Monday - 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Preliminary Champion) Garwood
Monday - 8:30 - 10:30 pm (Open Champion) Garwood
Tuesday - 4:15 - 5:00 pm (New and YOUNG Beginner I and II) Ages 3-6 Garwood
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:15 pm (Advanced beginner) Must have completed 1 year --Ages 6-8 Garwood
TUESDAY - NEW CLASS at 6 (NOT WEEKLY)
Tuesday - Adult Class (email Deirdre for more info)
Tuesday 7 - 8:30 (ALL LEVELS SPRING LAKE)
Wednesday - 4:30 - 5:45 pm (Novice) Garwood
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Preliminary Champion)
Wednesday 8:30 - 10:30 (Advanced/Open Champion)
Wednesday 5:30 - 6:15 (Ages 4-5) Star Essence Performing Arts Academy in Edison
Wednesday 6:15 - 7 pm (Ages 6-9) Star Essence Performing Arts Academy in Edison
Thursday - 5:30 - 6:45 (Novice) Garwood
Thursday - 6:45 - 8:15 pm (Preliminary Champion) Garwood
Friday - FEIS CLUB AND DRILLS (Scheduled on a week by week basis) Pay as you attend!
Saturday 10:00 - 10:45 am (Beginner I & II)***OPENINGS
Saturday 10:45 am to NOON (All levels) Garwood
School Calendar 2015 school year
Feb 9 - 14 - No classes in Spring Lake
Feb 16 - CLASSES ARE ON!!!
March 7 -Roselle Catholic
March 14 - Union County St. Pat's Parade
March 17 - NO CLASSES in Garwood or Spring Lake !!
March 31 - No classes in Spring Lake
April 7 - No classes in Spring Lake
May 2 - Shea Jennings Feis
May 22 - 25 (Memorial Day Weekend) NO CLASSES
June 9 - SPRING LAKE LAST CLASS
June 12 - RECITAL
June 18 - GARWOOD LAST CLASS