Join Ruth Shine School of Dance and discover the joy of dance.
Ruth Shine School of Dance offers dance classes for children and adults in Blessington, Co Wicklow and Palmerstown, Dublin 20. Specialising in classical ballet, we offer the highest standards of dance training in a supportive, fun and inclusive environment.
Make Your Soul Shine!
Along with ballet classes, we offer contemporary dance, modern dance and acrobatic arts classes
All Students Welcome
We strive to offer the best quality dance training to all, providing students with the tools to become intelligent, strong, confident individuals, supporting them to shine as the best dancer they can be.
Dublin Dance Studios
Classes in Blessington are held in our purpose built dance studios ‘DanceTrax Studios’ with sprung floors, mirrors and barres throughout. Our Palmerstown classes, which have been running for over 30 years, take place in the Parish Centre, at the heart of Palmerstown village and community.
Designed For Success
Past students have gone on to train and perform professionally in colleges, including The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts and Inchicore College of Further Education.
Classical Ballet Dance Classes
Characterised by light, graceful movements, our ballet classes focus on encouraging a sound basic technique and an understanding of musical interpretation; providing the essentials of a pure classical training.
Modern Dance Classes
This class uses travelling steps, high kicks, leaps and turns which all need strength and flexibility. This is a highly energetic dance style.
Contemporary Dance Classes
This dance style stems from the core of the body and uses elements of contraction, release, spiral, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation. This evolving style has fast become one of the most dominant genres for dancers throughout the world.
Acrobatic Arts Dance Classes
A beautiful fusion of dance
Known also as acro, this is a beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the athleticism of acrobatic elements. Acro’s roots are in traditional Chinese dance, later appearing as a favoured style on Vaudeville stage. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based on flexibility, contortion and strength.
Leaps & Turns Dance Classes
Learn the technique and strength required for those gravity defying leaps and multiple pirouettes in a high energy class.
Progressing Ballet Technique
Focused & Targeted
A strength and conditioning class designed to target muscles required to dance at your very best. Excellent if you are working through an injury or want to improve on your technique.
Preparing the next generation of talent...
We offer students the chance to prepare for external examinations in the internationally recognised Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and Irish Board of Dance Performance. We also prepare students for our biannual show in the Civic Theatre, as well as numerous other performance opportunities.Get in touch →