The Foley Academy offers Traditional Irish Dance lessons and Ceili Dancing classes in Reston, VA.

We cultivate a positive, interactive, and motivating atmosphere that inspires our dancers to conquer their goals. Whether you are looking to Irish Dance for fun, fitness, performance, or competition, we will be right by your side for every step along your journey!

We are excited to welcome all dancers and parents, and we are looking forward to a fun and successful dance season!

2019 Fall Registration NOW OPEN: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

All New Students Receive a Free Foley Academy T-Shirt


Take a look at highlights from our 2018 Winter Recital! We had a wonderful evening!


We had a fun and successful first recital to celebrate our dancers finishing the Spring 2018 Season! Here’s a recap:



2019 Summer Performances

We performed at two wonderful events this summer. The first was at Chantilly Library in July. We performed for a lovely audience and then provided a 20 minute lesson to the kids in the audience. The second performance was at the 2019 Alexandria Irish Festival at the end of August. This is one of our Read More


Spring Performances

We had several fun performances around Reston this Spring, which included the Reston Children’s Center Carnival, the 2019 Taste of Reston, and the Reston Station Summerbration with Sineadh Fada. We lucked out with beautiful weather for all of these outdoor shows! Check out our Picture Gallery to see how much fun our dancers had! We hope to Read More


Foley Academy has a New Home!

On April 22, 2019, all classes officially moved to the Foley Academy Dance Studio! During the Spring Break, Ms. Shannon and Mr. Jacob finalized the studio renovations so that we could make our move before our dancers returned to classes from the break. Our studio is located in Reston at: 11260 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite Read More


2019 Reston Founder’s Day

On Saturday, April 6, 2019 we performed at Reston Founder’s Day. This event is held annually at Lake Anne Plaza to celebrate the anniversary of Reston’s founding with the Reston Historic Trust and Museum. Our dancers performed on the plaza in front of the beautiful Lake Anne. We showcased our Ceili routines, as well as Read More


2019 St. Patrick’s Day Recap

Our St. Paddy’s Day celebrations started with the Old Town Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 2). The weather turned out to be perfect parade weather, so there were many spectators lining the streets to watch the parade. We had a great group of dancers participate in the parade, all of whom attended extra practices Read More