Junior & Teen Irish Dance Classes

This video of our Jr/Teen Irish dance class at a recent performance.

Teen Irish Dancing is so inspirational.

Irish dancing is fun, energetic, and highly aerobic. We’ll get you started in this wonderful Irish tradition that mesmerized the world through the River Dance performances.

Teens in beginning Irish dance classes will learn the basic jig and reel steps and put them together in simple solo and ceili (group) dances. Intermediate level teen students will learn more complicated patterning and preparations for hard shoe.

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Class Schedules

  • Masks are optional effective, 3/12/22. **Masks are required for individuals that have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to Covid-19 for a 10 day period following onset of symptoms, positive test results, or Covid-19 exposure.**

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

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Meet Your Irish Dance Teacher

Becky Leary
Becky Leary, Teacher

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. 

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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.

Becky decked out in her Irish dance outfit.

Decked out in her Irish dance outfit.

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.

Becky Leary Seattle Mariners Fan

Becky Leary Seattle Mariners Fan

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Meet Your Irish Dance Teachers

"Like all great schools, the quality of the Irish dancing teacher makes all the difference." 

                       Elizabeth Chayer

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Janelle Jones

"Janelle is a wonderful instructor and caters to all of the experience levels in the class. She makes you feel at ease and that Irish dance is meant to be enjoyable. I had so much fun." Jennifer M.

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