Bluegrass Ceili Academy dancers

Bluegrass Ceili Academy‘s Fall 2019 session at Artworks opens for registration this week — so mark your calendars and remember to get signed up!  Our Irish dance classes for children and adults focus on learning and mastering the basics of Irish dancing — we’ll have three classes, plus an extra teams class to choose from this fall. 

  • Beginning Irish Dance (Mondays, 5:30-6:15 p.m.) – This class is for students ages 6+ who have never taken an Irish dance class or those who aren’t quite ready for our regular youth class. Dancers who previously were in our pre-school class may enroll in this class. New students younger than 6 may enroll with instructor permission after an evaluation. 
  • Youth Irish Dance (Mondays, 6:15-7:15 p.m.) – This class is for returning students or those placed in the class with the permission of the instructor. Students in this class should have mastered basic ceili movements and beginner steps as we will be working on expanding their dance material.
  • Adult Irish Dance (Mondays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.) – This class is for beginner and returning students 16+ and will focus on learning new ceili dances. 
  • Youth Teams (Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.) – This class is open to students with permission of the instructor. Students must be enrolled in the Youth Irish Dance class on Monday *OR* are a member of a Dance Attack team. The class will focus on preparing dancers for Irish dance performance and competitions. 
  • Adult Teams (Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.) – This class is open to all adults interested in performing or competing. Students must be enrolled in the Adult Irish Dance class on Monday. 

Registration for Monday classes is available online through Artworks at the Carver School through the Kiddie Kapers program– just go to and follow the instructions to sign up starting on Wednesday.

Bluegrass Ceili Academy is more than just a dance school.

Perspective. Experience. Community. Mission. It’s what matters.

What does that mean?

It’s the way we look at things, the experience we bring to the classroom, it’s building and giving back to our community, and living our mission by providing a supportive learning environment for dancers of all ages and skill levels.

Find out more about Bluegrass Ceili Academy at our August or September open house events at Artworks.