Kids' Irish Dance Classes

Children's Irish Dance Classes

 Ages 8-12

Irish dance classes from American Dance Institute perform annually at the Sagebrook Home in Ballard and the Norse Home Senior Living Center in Greenwood.

Class Schedules & Studio Locations

Winter/Spring Session Classes

Session Dates: February 12, 2024 - June 20, 2024

Fall Session Classes

Session Dates: September 18, 2023 - February 11, 2024

About Our Children's Irish Dance Class 

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Continuous learning

A fun, energetic introduction to the basic steps in Reels and Jigs.

This traditional Irish dance form will include both solo and ceili dances.

Irish Dance Dress Code

Black shorts or Skort, white T-shirt, White Irish socks.

Black ghillies for girls, and black jazz shoes for boys.

If students have Ballet slippers, they may be worn instead of the ghillies. 

However if you need to purchase foot wear, it is recommended that you buy the ghillies.

Attire is available as Centerstage Dance Shop, or check our shoe swap box.

Meet Your Teachers

Becky Leary
Becky Leary

Non-Competitive Irish Dancing Instructor
Becky, a former child student of The American Dance Institute,  has recently returned as a teacher and is thrilled to be passing along her love of Irish Step in the very same studio where it blossomed. 


Becky started her Irish dancing career with the American Dance Institute as a young child in the late 90's after watching the highly acclaimed Riverdance performance over and over and over again on VHS.

Her fondness for Irish Step only grew from there and she remained an ADI student through high school.

In her down time Becky enjoys crocheting, playing board games, watching her husband barbeque, and reluctantly rooting on the Mariners. She works for a local non-profit that provides camps and programs for families impacted by childhood cancer.

What Are Children's Irish Dance Classes Like at American Dance Institute?

Kids Irish dance students ages 8-14 perform at the May 2018 ArtWalk Festival at American Dance Institute along with adults, teens and the wee ones. Watch and enjoy! 

Learn More About Our Irish Dance Program

Testimonial: I am definitely a fan!

My daughter has taken pre-Irish, and now Irish dance, and a creative dance class for a birthday party where we rented a studio at ADI for a couple of hours. In all cases, I was impressed with the instructors... and they are great with the kids. The office is very helpful and responsive as well. The prices are reasonable.

From my experience with the classes we've taken, they focus on teaching the dance and not doing showy performances with fancy costumes (where your child is on stage for 3 minutes).  My daughter is enjoying dance and learning a lot. I'm definitely a fan.

Nancy M.ADI Parent

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