Finland – Helsinki / Espoo

Classes and workshops are available in Helsinki / Espoo, Finland under the direction of Mark Hennessey TCRG. Online classes are held regularly with the students and in person workshops are held throughout the year. Classes available include competitive and hobby classes for children and adults.

Trad Culture

Trad Culture are classes that provide an excellent introduction in to the world of Irish Music, Dance & Culture in a fun and engaging manner. Classes are aimed at young children (ages 4+) with no previous experience in music or dance required. THE COURSE, CREATED AND DEVELOPED BY TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN GRADUATE/LECTURER MARK HENNESSEY, IS BASED ON A SERIES OF ENGAGING GAMES, EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES THAT WILL FACILITATE THEM TO LEARN THE BASICS OF IRISH DANCING, MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (INCLUDING HOW TO READ SHEET MUSIC), AS WELL AS A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO IRISH INSTRUMENTS, TUNES AND RHYTHMS.
Some of our young dancers stretching. Espoo, Finland June 2022 (Photo by Johanna Ruuth-Karvonen)
Workshops are held throughout the year and with regular classes commencing soon in Espoo. If you are interested in Trad Culture classes please get in touch using the contact form below.

Hennessey Irish Dance Finland

Dance students who are registered with hennessey irish dance HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE IN FEISEANNA (COMPETITIONS) BOTH LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY, AS WELL COMPLETING GRADING EXAMS SHOULD THEY WISH TO BECOME A QUALIFIED IRISH DANCE TEACHER.
Competitive and exam preparation classes are delivered by Mark Hennessey TCRG. He is a fully qualified teacher registered with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha in Ireland as well as Mainland Europe branch as RCCEA (Regional Council Continental EuropeAnd Asia). If you are interested in participating in competitive or grading exam classes please fill out the enquiry form below.

Performance Classes

Irish dance performance classes are also available. These classes cover solo, group and heavy shoe routines. Members are welcome to join the classes for fun but also have the opportunity to join our performance group rince revontulet in our performances.
Mark Hennessey with the Rince Revontulet dancers. (Photo by Tero Terunen)
The group has already performed in Finland alongside the European Irish Music Ensemble and have some very exciting performances coming up in 2023.
Mark Hennessey with the Rince Revontulet dancers & European Irish Music Ensemble musicians. (Photo by Tero Terunen)

Ceilí Classes

Céilí dancing (group/team) classes and workshops are held throughout the year in Finland. These classes are suitable for all ages and abilities from beginners to advanced. Learn fun group dances that have come from the traditional roots of dance in Ireland. Regular classes will be commencing very soon so if you are interested in participating please get in touch using the form below.
Rince Revontulet dancers performing a céilí dance during a performance with the European Irish Music Ensemble @ Sello Espoo June 2022 (Photo by Brian Murphy)

European Irish Music Ensemble

Irishdanceclass.ie is partnered with the European Irish Music Ensemble. The EIME is a new inclusive ensemble for musicians of all backgrounds and levels of musicianship to learn and engage in the world of Irish music and the culture surrounding it.
Virtual lessons, rehearsals and workshops are held throughout the year as well as in person workshops in Ireland and throughout Europe with performance and travel opportunities also available to members.
For more information see IrishMusicEnsemble.eu

Enquiry Form

If you are interested in joining our growing community or would like some more information about any of the classes above please fill out the form below and we will be in touch!