Central Kentucky Irish dancers celebrate a centennial

It was a day when Central Kentucky Irish dancers came together to celebrate a centennial, 100 years since the 1916 Easter Rising put Ireland on the path to independence. Dancers from four schools joined together for an afternoon of music and dancing.

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We had a great turnout!  From all around Kentucky Irish dancers, friends, family and our local Irish community joined in, including folks from the Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Kentucky McTeggart Irish Dancers, Inc., the Lexington Irish Dancers and the Louisville Irish Dancers.

Kentucky Irish dancers join for Centennial Ceili

The Bluegrass Ceili Academy family turned out for our Centennial Ceili. Check out more photos from the event on Tops in Lexington.

A big thank you to the band’s Liam Fancy and to our sponsors, the Bluegrass Irish Society, Lexington Celtic Association, the Kentucky Rose of Tralee Center and Failte Irish Shop. The ceili was hosted in association with CLRG Irish Dancing Commission and its Worldwide 1916 Commemoration Ceili.

Kentucky Irish dancers keep on dancing

There are plenty of opportunities for Lexington, Kentucky Irish dancers to keep their feet moving, including classes with Bluegrass Ceili Academy. At this time, Bluegrass Ceili Academy is offering individual or small group lessons and workshops. If you’re interested in either, please complete our workshop registration form online.

Beginning this fall, Bluegrass Ceili Academy will be offering Irish dance classes in Lexington through Lexington Parks & Recreation and Artworks at the Carver School, a community cultural arts facility.  Through the program, Bluegrass Ceili Academy will offer group Irish dance classes in Lexington for both children and adults.  Classes will focus on group choreography — known as ceili dancing — for fun, for performance and for competition.

We’ll send out a reminder when registration opens, so be sure to connect with us via email or social media to stay up to date!