Got shoes? Our Lexington Irish dance program will take them!

Got shoes? Our Lexington Irish dance program will take them!

Community
While our community-based Lexington Irish dance program has had a lot of support at filling our used shoe bin over the past year, we can still use your help.  If you have lightly used or outgrown shoes you could donate, we’d be happy to have them. What do our Lexington Irish dance students need? Our students are mostly ages 4-9 and while our bin is full of itty-bitty shoes, we're looking for donations of children's sizes 10 and up. Have other sizes?  We'll be happy to accept those, too. Why do we need your donations? Currently, none of the dance supply stores in Lexington stock ghillies or hard shoes, and local competitions where vendors may be selling shoes are hours (and months) away from the start of our classes. We're also a…
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Join our community-based Lexington Irish dance school – enroll this week!

Join our community-based Lexington Irish dance school – enroll this week!

Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Instruction, Irish Dance Classes in Lexington
You've always wanted to try something new, right? Now is the time to dance with our community-based Lexington Irish dance school where you'll find fun, affordable instruction with a certified teacher for both children and adults. Our classes are offered in partnership with Artworks at the Carver School, a community cultural arts program in downtown Lexington. What is our Lexington Irish dance school like? We focus our dance classes on group choreography — known as ceili dancing — for fun, for exercise, for performance and for competition. Registration for 2018-2019 classes will begin in August 22, 2018 at noon via the Lexington Parks and Recreation website. View the full 2018-2019 Kiddie Kapers & Company Program schedule. New this year!  We’re adding a pre-school Irish Dance class on Mondays for children ages 3-5. Our Lexington Irish dance school…
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9 reasons our Irish dance classes in Lexington will make your heart sing

9 reasons our Irish dance classes in Lexington will make your heart sing

Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Irish Dance Classes in Lexington
“Do what makes your heart sing.” At Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Irish dancing does just that – makes our hearts sing and our spirits soar...and we want to share that with you! If you've been thinking about trying something new and different -- for yourself or your child -- stop by our August or September open house events to learn more about Irish dance classes in Lexington with our community-based program. Our Irish dance classes for both children and adults focus on a few things: fun, friendship, art and sport. Here are 9 reasons you'll want to join us! 1. Perspective matters The love of dance and music knows no age limit. Academy director and fifth generation Lexingtonian Megan Moloney learned Irish dance as an adult, proving that it isn’t just an…
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Another new chapter for our Lexington Irish dance school

Another new chapter for our Lexington Irish dance school

Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Competitions
Sometimes the things staring you right in the face don't stand out as a milestone until someone else points it out. That's the case for our Lexington Irish dance school and the weekend coming up. This Father's Day weekend in Kentucky is also a back-to-back Irish dance competition weekend -- the Louisville Feis is Saturday and Lexington's Bluegrass Feis is Sunday. For those new to Irish dancing, a "feis" (pronounced "fesh") is a local dance competition. At our rehearsal Monday night, I was giving our dancers a pep talk -- you see, it's the first time each of them will be competing in Irish dance. One of the dancers pointed out that not only would it be a first for them, but it’s also the first for our community-based Lexington…
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At Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Irish dance makes our hearts sing all year long

At Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Irish dance makes our hearts sing all year long

Community, Local Events
“Do what makes your heart sing.” At Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Irish dancing does just that – makes our hearts sing and our spirits soar. In honor of a community leader, it’s now our motto.  Alltech’s Dr. Pearse Lyons was an inspiration and a friend to so many in our community. I was fortunate to know him and spend time with him and his wife Deirdre at a number of events over the past decade. While he left this world on March 8, his immense influence carries on. This St. Patrick’s season Bluegrass Ceili Academy’s dancers answered Dr. Lyons’ call to "do what makes our hearts sing.” It’s a charge we will continue to carry with us beyond March, through the rest of this year and as we build our…
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Irish dance March madness in Lexington is on its way!

Irish dance March madness in Lexington is on its way!

Local Events
The month of March is made for Irish dancers -- so much so that we have our own version of March madness in Lexington, with festivals, parades, performances and lots of fun. Our Bluegrass Ceili Academy is heading into March, as they say, like a lion -- with a full lineup of events where you can meet and dance with us! Check out our March madness in Lexington schedule Here are some of the places you'll find us this March. March 10 – Irish Dance at MovementLust (workshop): Get your jig on just before St. Patrick's Day with this family-friendly Irish dance class at Movementlust. Join Central Kentucky's community-based Irish dance school at Lexington's hottest new dance studio to learn the basics of Irish step and group dancing. This special class is…
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It’ll be a foot-stomping good time at our Irish dance workshop in Lexington

It’ll be a foot-stomping good time at our Irish dance workshop in Lexington

Community, Irish Dance Classes in Lexington, Local Events
[caption id="attachment_985" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Mary Beth Taylor brings more than 20 years of experience teaching traditional Irish percussive dance to Central Kentucky for a weekend workshop January 13-14, 2018. Photo courtesy of http://www.irishdancedublin.com/ by Silvia Vitali.[/caption] Do you tap, clog, Irish dance or just enjoy a good toe-tapping tune?  If so, spend your weekend with us making music with your feet at our Irish dance workshop in Lexington. The Bluegrass Irish Society, Bluegrass Ceili Academy and Kentucky McTeggart Irish Dancers are honored to bring Mary Beth Taylor to Lexington from Dublin, Ireland, for two days of traditional old style Irish sĂ©an nos and set dancing classes. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE WORKSHOP Meet the instructor for our Irish dance workshop in Lexington We're excited to bring Mary Beth…
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Give the gift of dance this holiday: Lexington Irish dance classes

Give the gift of dance this holiday: Lexington Irish dance classes

Instruction, Irish Dance Classes in Lexington
With the holiday season upon us, here's one unique gift you can share that lasts for months (and maybe even a lifetime): our Lexington Irish dance classes! With a variety of different classes and events coming up this winter and spring to try, we’re sure you’ll find something you love. Join our Lexington Irish dance school for classes, workshops and more! REGISTER FOR OUR SPRING 2018 ARTWORKS CHILDREN'S, ADULT CLASSES Registration is open now via the Lexington Parks and Recreation website. Click here to register and click here for our schedule.  Classes begin February 5 and go through May 7. Cost for the session is $60. WINTER ADULT INTENSIVE AT MOVEMENTLUST Registration is open now for December and January classes for adults.  We’ll be focusing on material for performance and competition. Read more and register now. Cost for…
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Happy Thanksgiving from our Lexington Irish dance school

Happy Thanksgiving from our Lexington Irish dance school

Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Community
With Thanksgiving 2017 upon us, we at Bluegrass Ceili Academy wanted to thank our Lexington Irish dance school family for all that you bring to our community. We've had a busy year so far and there's still a lot coming up this fall and early in 2018, so we're excited to share some of those events with you. But first... all of the things for which we are thankful: Our students:  From our beginners, to our returning students, to our adults, we are grateful for each and every pair of feet dancing across our studio floor. Our parents:  In case your dancers haven't said so, we say "THANK YOU!" for choosing to make our Irish dance classes part of your child's cultural growth. Our partners: Our Lexington Irish dance school is…
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Get your toes tapping with our percussive Irish dance workshop in Lexington

Get your toes tapping with our percussive Irish dance workshop in Lexington

Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Instruction, Irish Dance Classes in Lexington
We're honored to announce that Bluegrass Ceili Academy is one of the sponsors of an exciting Irish dance workshop in Lexington coming this January 13-14. Whether you tap, clog, Irish dance or just enjoy a good toe-tapping tune, we invite you to spend your weekend with us making music with your feet.  Join us as we bring acclaimed dancer and instructor Mary Beth Taylor to Lexington from Dublin, Ireland, for two days of traditional old style Irish sĂ©an nos and set dancing classes. Visit our Workshop info page for the schedule, registration fees and class descriptions.  What are you going to learn over the two-day workshop?  The older styles of Irish dancing we'll study are perhaps less athletic and demanding on the dancer’s body than its modern competitive counterpart, but…
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