Traditional Dance

We offer a full range of Irish dancing, in a joyful, traditional classroom environment. Children learn percussive rhythms, traditional footwork, and social figures in a wide range of classes.

Our program is the only one of its kind in the United States, and includes sean-nós dancing, set/social dancing, and old style step.

We also offer social/family dances for the community!

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We offer classes in folklore and drama to help children connect with ancient stories. Explore thrilling centuries-old tales and characters through drama, RolePlay Games. This program partners with Camp Shenanigans.

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Traditional Music & Song

We offer both private lessons and group classes in tin whistle, accordion, concertina, and voice. We also offer a “tunes” class for students of all ages that are proficient on an instrument but would like to learn Irish session tunes.

Or come check out our session or house concerts!

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Connect With Community

Students and supporters of all ages and levels are encouraged to join our community! Even if you don’t take a class, there are other opportunities to connect with our community or your Irish roots.

In the neighborhood, our dancers and musicians host the Eastern Market Family Céilí and are regulars at the H Street Festival.

In DC/MD/VA you can catch a performance or session featuring our teachers and top performers.

For those that want to travel outside of DC, we offer opportunities to attend festivals and competitions as a part of the global Irish music and dance community!

We hope you join us!


A tune is more lasting than the song of the birds, and a word more lasting than the wealth of the world.

— Old Irish Proverb


Reggio Inspired

Exploration, documentation, Hundred Languages of Children, and environment as teacher are all an important part of our program.

Both Ms. Shannon and Mr. Brian have many years of experience working in Reggio Schools, and Mr. Jack was fortunate enough to attend SWS (Mrs. Ricks and Ms. Copeland).