Cork Dance Club now run classes in Mayfield on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Photo: DDP

Come dance with them!

With most Covid restrictions now lifted, we’re all looking forward to meeting up with friends and socializing again.

As society opens again, members of Cork Dance Club are looking forward to practising and learning their ballroom and Latin American dance routines each week.

Tutor Anne Hurley said they did organize zoom classes during lockdown, but there’s no comparison to actually taking part in a group class.

Cork Dance Club now run classes in Gaelscoil an Ghort Alainn in Mayfield on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and hope to start a new Introductory Beginners Class on Tuesday 19 April from 7-8pm in the Gaelscoil which is a large airy hall for dance practice. The school has ample secure parking.

People don’t need any experience or partner to get started. So, whether you fancy a bit of socialising or want to get out of your home for a while then why not try us out.

The classes are run in a fun and friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The beginners class will start with easy steps in the Old Time Waltz and will help people get used to dancing with a partner. People will go home being able to dance!

The next week will start with revision of last week's steps and then gradually introduce other dances such as the social foxtrot, quickstep, tango, jive and many more. Their strategy is to give people just enough of each dance to make it around the floor before going back to learn more steps in each one. That way, people can go out and practise as soon as possible without having to sit out the dances you have yet to learn, according to Anne.

The classes feature a mixture of ballroom, Latin American and fun dances in the beginners' courses and regular continuation courses are also available.

Numbers in the beginners’ group are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Details can be found on or by contacting teachers Anne 087-2487696 or Betty and Eddie 087-1239633 or email