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 2022 classes is opens Aug. 24!

Fall 2022 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 exams and recital/performance material. This class is open to students with some previous dance or Irish dance experience. Mondays
6 - 6:55 p.m., Artworks at Tates Creek

$70Sept. 19 - Dec. 12
Register online
Adult Irish Dance
(ages 16+)
Specific instruction will include instruction focused on successful completion of dances required for Irish dance grade exams, ceili dances and performance material. Students with or without previous dance or Irish dance experience are welcome. (In person; virtual options with permission of instructor.)Mondays
7 - 7:55 p.m. ET, Artworks at Tates Creek
$70Sept. 19 - Dec. 12Register online

Virtual Option - Limited space available

Contact info@bluegrassceili.com to inquire about virtual options for adult dancers.
Beginner Irish Dance (ages 5-12)Specific instruction will include instruction focused on the fundamentals of Irish dance, including recital material. Students without previous dance or Irish dance experience are welcome. Wednesdays
5:30 - 6:15 p.m., Artworks at the Carver School
$70Sept. 21 - Dec. 13
Irish Dance Teams ClassWeekly technique session for youth and adult dancers enrolled in Monday classes. (With permission of instructor)Wednesdays
6:15 - 7 p.m. (Youth)
7 - 7:45 p.m. (Adults)
N/ASept. 21 - Dec. 13With permission of instructor. Contact info@bluegrassceili.com to inquire. Students must register for the Monday class in order to attend the Wednesday teams class.
Virtual Irish Dance - AdultsOnline class for adults. Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m. ET$70Sept. 22 - Dec. 14With permission of instructor. Contact info@bluegrassceili.com to inquire.

Get signed up for Irish dance classes in Lexington

Registration for Fall 2022 classes is through the Lexington Parks and Recreation website opens Aug. 24 at noon.


* 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.