7 reasons to take Bluegrass Ceili’s Irish dance classes in Lexington

Irish dance classes in Lexington with Bluegrass Ceili Academy

You’ve always wanted to try something new and different — for yourself or your child.  Maybe you danced as a child and now you miss the music and the fun…either way, NOW is the time to sign up for Irish dance classes in Lexington with Bluegrass Ceili Academy!

Click here to register through Lexington Parks & Rec now!

Our Irish dance classes for both children and adults focus on few things: fun, friendship, art and sport. Here are 7 reasons you’ll want to join us!

1. Irish dance gets you moving!

Our classes are a great way to get some exercise every week.  We’ll warm up with stretches and then work on dance basics — foot placement, turnout, movement — and work our way up to choreography.  Don’t worry if you haven’t danced before — if you can skip (think back to elementary school gym class!) you already have half of our basic step down.

Students in Bluegrass Ceili Academy’s adult class practicing their three-hand choreography.

2. You’ll “get jiggy” while “keeping it reel”

Irish music is toe-tapping, lively and lots of fun to dance to.  In our adult Irish dance classes, we’ll introduce you to jigs, reels and we’ll make sure it’s the latest and greatest music, too. Dancing is also a great way to meet and perform with local bands and enjoy their great, live music. We look forward to seeing our adult students out enjoying the local Irish music scene.

3. Our Irish dance classes in Lexington are a best buy!

We are offering two class sessions this year through Artworks — Sept. 25 to

Irish dance classes in Lexington

Dancers from the Bluegrass Ceili Academy participate in the Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival.

Dec. 4 and Jan. 29 to May 7.  Take both sessions and pay only $130 for the whole year.  The fall session is $60 and the spring session is $70.  Parks & Recreation offers scholarships and reduced fees for programs and activities to families that qualify for financial assistance. Find out more on the Parks & Rec website.

4. You don’t have to be Irish to learn Irish dancing!

We get asked all the time if you have to be Irish to learn Irish dancing.  Absolutely not!  All you need to be is willing to have a little fun, learn a little dance and make a few friends!

5. St. Patrick’s Day becomes a major holiday!

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just a throwaway holiday when you’re an Irish dancer!  Our Irish dance classes in Lexington will get you ready to step out and dance a jig or three at locations throughout the community as part of a “traveling troupe” next March. It’s sure to be a lot of fun!

You’ll also be able to join us for the 2018 Lexington St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in downtown Lexington on the “holy day” itself.

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Onstage at Kite Fest, sponsored by Lexington Parks and Recreation.

6. Take to the stage — big or small!

The Bluegrass Ceili Academy is dedicated to promoting traditional Irish dance by providing a supportive learning environment for dancers of all ages and skill levels. Once you’ve mastered the basics, we encourage our dancers to step out onto the stage and show them off.  Whether is a small event, a local festival, a parade or a feature performance or recital, we want to give you the confidence you need to perform what you’ve learned in class.

7. Irish dance friends are like family!

The friendships made through Irish dance are built on mutual goals and mutual respect.  When, as a group of dancers, or a team, you all work towards the same goal, the result is not only a polished performance or winning team, but friendships that can last a lifetime.

At Bluegrass Ceili Academy and through our adult Irish dance classes in Lexington, we hope to build a community of dancers and families who enjoy the dance, music and culture of Ireland… and have a lot of fun and good times along the way.

We are more than just a dance school. We’re a community.

Perspective. Experience. Community. Mission. It’s what matters.

What does that mean?

It’s the way we look at things, the experience we bring to the classroom, it’s building and giving back to our community, and living our mission by providing a supportive learning environment for dancers of all ages and skill levels. If that matters to you, join us this fall for classes with Bluegrass Ceili Academy.

Register now for Irish dance classes in Lexington!

Online registration for Irish dance classes through Bluegrass Ceili Academy begins Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at noon and will continue until all slots fill or classes begin. Go here to set up an account for online registration. You can create your account before registration opens.

You can also register in person, by phone or by mail beginning August 23.