Bluegrass Ceili named Readers' Choice for favorite Lexington dance studio

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The Lexington Herald Leader’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards were announced August 15 and thanks to our community, Bluegrass Ceili Academy was named your favorite Lexington dance studio.

“We feel the love and we thank you for voting for us,” said academy director Megan Moloney.

The Reader’s Choice Award was the second big recognition for Central Kentucky’s community-based Irish dance program in August. Earlier in the month, Irish Dancing Magazine named Moloney one of 23 teachers worldwide receiving their 2021 Excellence in Teaching award.

“One of my favorite quotes from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is ‘though she be but little, she is fierce.,” Moloney explained. “I think it fits Bluegrass Ceili Academy perfectly — though we are a small, community-based program, it’s clear that what we are doing here in Lexington is being recognized both locally and globally.”

Bluegrass Ceili Academy: A Lexington dance studio focused on you

Founded in Lexington in 2015, Bluegrass Ceili Academy’s community-based Irish dance program is certified under An Coimisuin le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin, the Irish Dance Teachers Association of Mid-America and is a member of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America Southern Region.

“Providing affordable access to quality instruction is central to our mission, whether through classes, workshops or performances,” Moloney said. “Our dancers, families and community have embraced that mission and welcomed the perspective and experience we provide.”

Classes for both youth and adults are offered in partnership with Lexington Parks and Recreation through the Artworks at the Carver School program. Fall classes begin Sept. 20 at our Lexington dance studio. Registration is currently open at