Irish dancing for children, adults

Irish dance classes  in Lexington for adults and children

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 Dance Program, Bluegrass Ceili Academy teaches both children and adults.  Classes focus on group choreography — known as ceili dancing — for fun, for performance and for competition.

Registration for Fall 2021 classes opens soon!

Spring 2021 Bluegrass Ceili Academy Classes

ClassDescriptionDayCostDatesRegistration Link
Youth Irish Dance
(ages 6-15)
Specific instruction will include instruction focused on successful completion of dances required for Irish dance Grade 1 exams. Students with or without previous dance or Irish dance experience are welcome.Mondays
6 - 6:45 p.m.

(In person if possible with virtual options)
$75March 1 - May 17In-Person Class - FULL
Virtual Option - Limited space available

Contact Artworks at (859) 425-2057 to register for the virtual option or register online.
Adult Irish Dance
(ages 16+)
Specific instruction will include instruction focused on successful completion of dances required for Irish dance grade exams. Students with or without previous dance or Irish dance experience are welcome.Mondays
7 - 7:45 p.m.

(In person if possible with virtual options)
$75March 1 - May 17In-Person Class - FULL
Virtual Option - Limited space available

Contact Artworks at (859) 425-2057 to register for the virtual option or register online
Adult Irish Dance Step Review
(ages 16+)
Weekly virtual review session for dancers enrolled in Monday adult classes.Wednesdays
8 - 8:45 p.m.

(Virtual only)
N/AMarch 3 - May 19With permission of instructor
Grade Exam Review Monthly virtual review session for youth and adult dancers on material learned in weekly classes.Saturdays

9 a.m. Youth
9:30 a.m. Adults
(Virtual only)
$5 per person per sessionDetermined by the instructorWith permission of instructor

Get signed up for Irish dance classes in Lexington

Registration for Fall 2021 classes is through the Lexington Parks and Recreation website and will open soon. 


* Instruction by the Bluegrass Ceili Academy, which is certified under An Coimisuin le Rinci Gaelacha (CLRG), is open to dancers not currently affiliated with another CLRG school. Dancers who previously danced with a CLRG-affiliated school must follow the transfer rules if they wish to take classes with Bluegrass Ceili Academy.