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Irish dance classes in Lexington with Bluegrass Ceili Academy

The Bluegrass Ceili Academy offers Irish dance classes in Lexington through Artworks at the Carver School, a community cultural arts facility operated by Lexington Parks & Recreation.  Through its Kiddie Kapers & Company Program, Bluegrass Ceili Academy teaches  classes in Lexington for both children and adults.  Classes focus on group choreography — known as ceili dancing — for fun, for performance and for competition.

Registration for 2017-2018 classes will begin in August 2017 via the Lexington Parks and Recreation website.

New this year!  We’re adding a third class, Irish Dance Beginners, on Wednesday evenings.  For those with no experience who want to give Irish dance classes in Lexington a try… or those who can’t make the Monday class due to schedule conflicts.

Irish dance classes in Lexington for children, adults

The following classes are on the schedule for 2017-2018:

  • Children’s Irish Dance (ages 6-15) – Mondays, 6-6:55 p.m., $175 (for the year)
    • This class will focus on the basic techniques , with an emphasis on group (ceili) dancing. Specific instruction will include standard ceilis  for performance. Some previous dance experience preferred.
  • Adult Irish Dance (ages 16 & up) – Mondays, 7-7:55 p.m., $60 (for the fall term)
    • This class will focus on the basic techniques, including group (ceili) dancing and step dancing. Specific instruction will include standard ceili dances, original choreographies and step for performance. No previous dance experience necessary; students with previous dance or Irish dance experience are welcome.
  • Irish Dance Beginners (ages 6-15) – Wednesdays, 6-6:55 p.m., $60 (for the term)
    • This class will focus teaching beginning dancers the fundamentals of Irish dance, such as foot placement, timing and basic movements. No previous dance experience necessary.

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