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 nearly two decades 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 2020 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 preliminary and 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)
$75Sept. 21 - Nov. 16In-Person Class - FULL
Virtual Option - Limited space available

Contact Artworks at (859) 425-2057 to register for the virtual option.
Adult Irish Dance
(ages 16+)
Specific instruction will include instruction focused on successful completion of dances required for IrishIrish dance preliminary, Grade 1 and Grade 2 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)
$75Sept. 21 - Nov. 16Register
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/ASept. 23 - Nov. 18With permission of instructor
Grade Exam Review
(ages 16+)
Monthly virtual review session for youth and adult dancers on material learned in weekly classes.Saturdays

9 a.m. Youth
9:45 a.m. Adults
(Virtual only)
$5 per person per sessionTBDTBD

Registration for Fall 2020 classes will be through the Lexington Parks and Recreation website when it opens. 

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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.