Irish Dancing


Recreational & Competitive Dance for ages 5+


Address: Masonic Hall, 146 Avenue Road Clarence Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia


About Us

Located in Adelaide, Australia, and teaching within the Edwardstown area for nearly 40 years, the Newry Studio of Irish Dancing is run by sisters Julie and Bernadette and their niece/daughter Emilie. All our teachers are registered with CLRG (the international governing body of Irish Dancing), as well as both the Australian Irish Dancing Association and the Australian Irish Dancing Association SA/NT branch.


At the core of our studio ethos is the promotion of a love for Irish Dancing in all its forms as well as relationship and community building between all those at The Newry Studio. We operate under the belief that dance enriches ones life with much more than coordination and fitness and we hope to be able to provide our students with a whole new world they can explore and discover.


Our students at the Newry Studio are able to pursue opportunities that allow them to perform locally, nationally and internationally in solo dancing, team dancing and performance capacities in both traditional and modern styles.


We invite you into the world of Irish Dancing and all that it has to offer you, your family and your community.




Jump'n Jig 

The Newry Studio of Irish Dancing is a proud provider of the Jump'n Jig Irish Dance preschool program. Designed by an Australian Early Learning School Teacher the program focuses on holistically developing children's fundamental physical skills through music and movement. These skills are developed alongside traditional Irish dancing movements and is the perfect way to begin one's Irish Dancing adventure. The program is offered from 2+ years!


The Championship classes are the pinnacle of classes that our students aim to reach. Students in the championship program are required to attend a minimum of two classes per week and are encouraged to attend private lessons. The students learn and master very advanced technique and dances and are invited to perform these at a state, national and international level. These students continue to participate in their dance exams, local competitions, and public performances.


Our Beginner program aims to immerse young children (ages 4+) in Irish Dance. There is a focus on discipline, dancing to music and basic dance technique that they learn through dance games, drills and exercises. These students have the opportunity to be able to participate in exams, competitions and the end of year concert. 


Team dancing participation is encouraged amongst all students from primary/elementary upwards. Here students learn the very traditional aspects of Irish dancing known as Ceili Dancing. Team dancing helps to improve ones dancing technique, fitness and coordination as well as promote collaboration, relationship building and cohesiveness between dancers.






Once the basic Irish Dance technique is mastered, our Beginner students are then invited to join the Primary/Elementary class. In this class students begin to master more advanced technique and dances. Students apply their dance skills in a range of performance aspects including traditional and modern Irish dance, in both a team and solo capacity, at dance exams, competitions and, upon invitation, at public performances around Adelaide.


Our adult classes are for those of a more advanced age who wish to learn how to Irish dance, or for past students who want to return to their love of Irish dancing at a less intense level. In our adults classes we learn basic through to advanced technique, and both traditional and modern solo dances and team dances. It has a goal of socialising, fun and fitness at is core and is a great addition to your fitness routine!









Adult and Teens

Returning Dancers


Junior Championship

Under 13




Soft Shoe Class


Combined Championship class

5:30pm- 8:00pm

Except the last Friday of the month

Jump'n Jig - Baby Jig

Mummy and me style class

9:00am - 9:30am

Championship Conditioning


Senior Championship

13 years +


Jump'n Jig - Tiny and Mini Jig

9:45am - 10:30am

Beginner Class

Ages 5+

10:30am - 11:30am

Term 1: Championship Solo Class

Term 3 & 3: Over 13 teams class

Term 4: Concert Class



Hard Shoe Class

11:30am - 1:00pm

Adult and Teens

Beginner Class


Under 12

Teams Class

1:00pm - 2:30pm


Our Team

Julie Idema TCRG

Bernadette Helbig TCRG

Emilie Helbig

Newry Studio ~ Adelaide Proud Since 1980

Julie Idema TCRG

Bernadette Helbig TCRG

Emilie Helbig BED



Eileen Schultz

Cherie Payne


The Newry Studio of Irish Dancing offers the opportunity to hire the dance troop for special events across Adelaide.


Imagine the surprise and joy of a solo dancer or team stepping into your party, corporate event or special occasion. 

Newry Studio have danced their way across Adelaide for Saint Patrick's Day events at Irish Pubs and the celebrations at Adelaide Oval, weddings, nursing homes and birthday parties. 

Contact us below to book in your next toe tapping entertainment and enjoy the exhilaration of traditional and modern Irish Dancing in Adelaide. 

Newry Studio of Irish Dancing - spreading joy with every step!

Contact Us

Newry Studio of Irish Dancing

​Edwardstown Masonic Hall, Adelaide

146 Avenue Road
Clarence Gardens

South Australia, 5041

Tel: 0417 401 347 / 0403 280 742


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