Irish dance March madness in Lexington is on its way!

Irish dance March madness in Lexington

The month of March is made for Irish dancers — so much so that we have our own version of March madness in Lexington, with festivals, parades, performances and lots of fun. Our Bluegrass Ceili Academy is heading into March, as they say, like a lion — with a full lineup of events where you can meet and dance with us!

Check out our March madness in Lexington schedule

Here are some of the places you’ll find us this March.

  • March 10 – Irish Dance at MovementLust (workshop): Get your jig on just before St. Patrick’s Day with this family-friendly Irish dance class at Movementlust. Join Central Kentucky’s community-based Irish dance school at Lexington’s hottest new dance studio to learn the basics of Irish step and group dancing. This special class is happening just before the St. Patrick’s holiday so you can dance along to the music and have fun at the 39th Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival.
  • March 16 – Gallery Hop at Global LEX : The Bluegrass Ceili Academy brings its dancers to the international art gallery at Global LEX to open their new exhibit featuring Irish arts and crafts. Kickstart your St. Patrick’s weekend and join us for dance demonstrations, and even learn a jig or two, at the March Gallery Hop event.
  • March 17 – Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival: This is where March madness in Lexington kicks into high gear. Join us at the 39th Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. Bluegrass Ceili Academy, a partner with Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation in providing Irish dance classes to children and adults through Artworks at the Carver School is proud to return to this year’s festival.  Stop by our festival booth to say hello.  Come to our 11 a.m. show — and maybe you’ll find yourself on stage dancing a jig, too! Then cheer for us in the parade at 1 p.m.

But wait… there’s more!

We’re keeping the excitement of March madness in Lexington going all spring.  Save the date on your calendar for these great events, too.

  • April 14 – Central Kentucky Ceili Ceilidh (2-4 p.m.) It’s an Irish & Scottish ceili ceilidh! Join the Bluegrass Ceili Academy, Kentucky McTeggart Irish Dancers and the Central Kentucky Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society for a Celtic music and dance fest! Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.
  • May 5 – Mission Fest in Campton, KY (11 a.m) Join us as we take our traditional Irish dancing back to meet its Scots-Irish mountain roots at Mission Fest, a fundraising event for the Bethany Christian Mission & School in Wolfe County. We’ll be dancing and teaching traditional Irish dance — with a Kentucky twist — so save the date to join us!
  • May 12 – Kiddie Kapers Spring Recital (7 p.m) Our Irish dancers will be joining the Kiddie Kapers & Company Dance Program for its spring recital.
  • May 18 – Bluegrass Ceili Academy Showcase (7 p.m.) Join Lexington’s community Irish dance program on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Arts Center. Watch our dancers perform and then join us on stage to learn an Irish ceili dance. This free event is part of LexArts 2018 Arts Showcase Weekend.

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It’s the way we look at things, the experience and legacy 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.

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