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FAQ Classes


Many of our commonly asked questions are below. If you do not see your answer here, please email audiences@irishartscenter.org.

 

How do I register for a class? Can I sign up for or renew membership at the same time?

Can I register at the first class?

How many weeks of classes in each term? Does the course fee listed cover all classes?

I have taken [instrument or dance] before, but many years ago and I feel a bit rusty. Should I still sign up for Level 1?

Does the IAC rent instruments?

Are scholarships and financial assistance available for classes?

What is your refund policy?

I missed a class. Can I have a make up class?

I am not sure if I want to take the class. May I sit in?

Are there classes on Mondays that fall on holidays?

 


 

How do I register for a class? Can I sign up for or renew membership at the same time?

There are four simple ways to register, and you can select a membership option at the same time to avail of the $30 membership discount immediately:

Online at www.irishartscenter.org. Just click the “register” button next to the class(es) you wish to take.

Mail your completed registration form to:
Irish Arts Center
c/o registration
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Please enclose credit card information or a check made payable to the Irish Arts Center. Registration forms can be downloaded here or taken from the back of the season brochure.

Fax a registration form with credit card information to 212-247-0930. Click here for a downloadable registration form.

Call 866-811-4111 with a credit card. Please note there is an additional call charge.

 

Can I register at the first class?

IAC asks that you register in advance for the class(es) you wish to take, through any of our convenient methods listed above.

We do not like to ask our instructors to take time from class to register students. By registering in advance, you allow us to have up-to-date registration lists for the instructors so that they can begin teaching right away.

 

How many weeks of classes in each term? Does the fee cover all classes?

There are three (3) terms of classes at Irish Arts Center: Winter, Spring, and Fall. Each term is eight (8) weeks long. The fee listed on the website covers all eight (8) weeks of classes. A few classes meet for two (2) hours on alternate weeks, including Banjo and Mandolin. You still get the full eight (8) hours.

 

I have taken [instrument or dance] before, but many years ago and I feel a bit rusty. Should I still sign up for Level 1?

All Level 1 classes are designed for an absolute beginner: someone who has never, for example, held a fiddle before; learned a bit of conversational Irish; or taken a step dance class. In most Level 1 classes, students come away with 2-3 tunes or dances before they move onto the next level. For many, if you have taken the specific dance or instrument previously, even if many years back, we recommend beginning at Level 2.

Should you find within the first two weeks of class you would like to switch levels, we are happy to accommodate providing there is space in the class you wish to move to. We want you to enjoy, and get the most out of, your class experience! Email classes@irishartscenter.org to request a move.

 

Does the IAC rent instruments?

Irish Arts Center does not currently rent instruments, but please check our instrument rental page here for information on locations around the city from which to rent or purchase.

 

Are scholarships and financial assistance available for classes?

Irish Arts Center invites everyone to register for our classes regardless of economic circumstance. Limited scholarship funds and/or work study are available to make participation possible for both children and adults who qualify based on financial need. Email scholarships@irishartscenter.org for more information.

 

What is your refund policy?

Please check our complete refund and credit policy here.

 

I missed a class. Can I have a make up class?

Make up classes are only scheduled if the Irish Arts Center or instructor must cancel a class due to unavoidable reasons. Any make up sessions due to a student missing a class are not the responsibility of the Center or instructor.

 

I am not sure if I want to take the class. May I sit in?

Unfortunately, we cannot currently allow students to audit a class before registering. If you would like more information on a class to help you decide, you can call 212-757-3318.

 

Are there classes on Mondays that fall on holidays?

There are no classes on the following holidays that fall within a term. The Monday missed is automatically added to the end of the term.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
President’s Day
Columbus Day
Memorial Day

 


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Irish Arts Center programs, are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Irish Arts Center programs, are made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide.


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