Join us and take Irish dance classes in Lexington

Whether you’re looking for someone to teach at your event, searching for a fun way to exercise or wanting to take your dance experience to the next level, the Bluegrass Ceili Academy is the answer.

Founded in Lexington in 2015, the Bluegrass Ceili Academy brings more than a decade of teaching experience and ceili expertise to Central Kentucky.

Irish dance classes in Lexington for children, adults

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.

Fall 2019 Bluegrass Ceili Academy Classes

Beginner Irish Dance
(ages 6+)
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.Monday
5:30-6:15 p.m.
$70Sep. 23 - Dec. 9Register
Children’s Irish Dance
(ages 6-15)
Specific instruction will include standard ceilis for performance and/or competition. Students with or without previous dance or Irish dance experience are welcome.Monday
6:15-7:15 p.m.
$70Sep. 23 - Dec. 9Register
Adult Irish Dance
(ages 16+)
Specific instruction will include standard ceilis for performance and/or competition. Students with or without previous dance or Irish dance experience are welcome.Monday
7:15-8:15 p.m.
$70Sep. 23 - Dec. 9Register

Registration for Fall 2019 is open via the Lexington Parks and Recreation website.

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Irish dance workshops in Lexington

Bluegrass Ceili Academy also offers individual or small group lessons and workshops*.

If you’re interested in booking an Irish dance workshop or individual or small group lessons, please complete our workshop registration form online. (Opens a Google Form in a new window.)

* 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.