Chelsea Holloway

Chelsea is a certified TCRG and has taught Irish dance for over 12 years to dancers of all ages and levels. She has coached and mentored dancers from a beginner to the World Championship's stage.  She emphasizes first and foremost having FUN.  She believes there's a way to teach with providing the perfect balance of fun while learning discipline, respect for yourself and others, responsibility, and developing yourself not only as a dancer but as a person. Her teaching style offers support emotionally and mentally, breaking down material or corrections in as many different ways as the dancer needs to truly understand, and inspiration through encouragement. She believes strongly in teaching dancers to not only be the best dancers they can be technically, but also teaches them how to take care of their bodies to allow them to perform to the best of their abilities; as well as how to deal with and overcome challenges that may arise. 

Past Achievements

Chelsea's achievements in competitive Irish dance include:

  • Mid America Champion 

  • Multiple time World Medalist  

  • Top 5 in North America

  • Multiple time World Qualifier

  • Multiple time team medalists at Regionals, Nationals and Worlds 

  • Performed locally, nationally, and internationally

Owner & Artistic Director

Samantha Krieger

KATHLEEN WATSON

#BELLATORMENTALITY 
 

Sam was an Irish dancer for 13 years and has been teaching for over 6 years.  Throughout her years of dancing, she competed as a soloist at the Mid-America Irish Dance Championships 6 times, placing as high as 10th in our region. Sam has also attended the North American Irish Dance Championships and the World Championships. Sam continues to share her passion for Irish dance through teaching dancers of all ages and levels. 

Sam is one of our main teachers who is working toward her TCRG and is almost finished completing her Grade Exams. Outside of teaching Sam attends MIAD and is working toward a Graphic Design Degree.

Kathleen has embraced every aspect of Irish dance from the age of 5. She has enjoyed performing and competing on local, national, and international stages. Throughout her competitive career, Kathleen earned placements of 1st place at the Mid-America Oireachtas, Top 10 Nationally, and Top 25 in the World. She has performed with Studio2Stage and Riverdance Summer School, and has a lot of fun choreographing nontraditional Irish dance numbers for her Instagram account. Kathleen loves sharing her passion for dance through teaching younger dancers and helping them be the best they can be while developing their own joy in the sport. To further her knowledge of mental and physical self-care, Kathleen earned her 200 Hour Power Yoga and 50 Hour Extension Training certifications in 2017. She continues to teach yoga and share her enthusiasm for dance at the University of Notre Dame, where she attends college.

CLasses

We offer classes for those just starting out  to experience the Irish culture to those looking to dance on the World Championship stage one day. Every class is taught by a certified TCRG and driller. Making sure your dancer truly enjoys their experience is our goal. For our beginner warriors having FUN, learning and cultivating a love for dance is what we strive for! If your dancer decides to take this further and join our competition route; classes will entail a well-rounded approach encompassing not only technique, but mental preparedness and emotional endurance while building friendships that last a lifetime

Saturday Intro Beginner Class  9:00 - 9:30am $25/Month

Adult Classes

Tuesdays

7:00 - 7:45pm

Contact us for Pricing!

Intro Beginners (ages 4+) 

Tuesdays, Thursdays
4:30pm – 5pm

Saturday 9:45 - 10:15

This class is for dancers who have no previous knowledge of Irish Dance or very little. They will learn about timing, posture, and basic technique. They will be introduced to the soft shoe dances, the "Jig" and "the Reel." 

Beginner II

Tuesday, Thursdays, Optional Saturday

 5:00pm - 5:45pm

This class is for dancers who have mastered all soft shoe dances and Hard shoe basics. The traditional hornpipe and treble jig will be introduced!

Prizewinner 

Tuesday, Thursday, Optional Saturday

5:45pm -7:00pm

For dancers who have mastered all their dances at the novice leve. Dancers will begin to learn increasingly more advanced material. 

Beginner I 

Tuesdays, Thursdays
5pm-5:45pm

Dancers have mastered their soft shoes dances and will learn a new soft shoe dance called the "Slip Jig" as well..hard shoe! 

Dancers will learn hard shoe drills to prepare for hardshoe dances. 

Novice 

Tuesday,Thursday, Optional Saturday

5:45pm -7:00pm

For dancers that have mastered all soft shoe and hardshoe dances. Choreograpy will become more advanced. 

Championship

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Optional Saturday Set Class

This is the highest level of Irish Dance.  Both hard and soft shoe will be drilled 3x a week for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Optional Set class is offered on the weekends. 

 

N112 W15800 West Mequon Rd

Germantown, WI 53022

Tel: 414 - 388 - 6133

chelsea@bellatoracademyofirishdance.com

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