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!

Currently, all classes are available via our Virtual Irish Dance Studio so that dancers can take their classes from home.

Pre-Registration for our Virtual Summer Session begins May 22! CLICK HERE for more information or email

When Foley Academy is able to resume in-studio classes in compliance with local, state, and federal laws/orders, the Summer Session will transition to a mix of in-studio and virtual classes.

All New Students Receive a Free Foley Academy T-Shirt




Foley Academy Goes Virtual!

Foley Academy officially opened its Virtual Studio on March 23, 2020! Our Virtual Studio offers live virtual classes for dancers to attend, weekly video challenges (and prizes) for all levels, weekly Irish Dance worksheets, and pre-recorded tutorial videos for dancers to review and learn movements and steps. A huge THANK YOU to the amazing technology available

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Recap

We had a strong and exciting kick-off to our 2020 St. Patrick’s Day performance season this year, and the dancers had an amazing time at each show demonstrating the routines that they had been preparing since January. Foley Academy celebrated St. Patrick’s Day during the weekend of March 6, 7, and 8, 2020. We had a

2020 Wolf Trap Performance

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Foley Academy performed at Wolf Trap for the opening of their 2020 Summer Season Ticket Sales and to help promote Riverdance. There was a long line of people waiting for the ticket sales to open, and our dancers had fun entertaining them with a variety of soft shoe and hard

2019 Reston Holiday Parade

On Friday, November 29, 2019, Foley Academy participated in the Reston Holiday Parade in Reston Town Center. This was our 2nd time participating in the Reston Holiday Parade, and the dancers did a wonderful job performing at the grandstands along the parade route! The weather was great, so there were many spectators lining the streets to

2019 Fall Performances

We had many exciting performances this Fall! On Saturday, September 21, Foley Academy performed at the SVES 40th Birthday Party. The weather was great, and the dancers were able to enjoy the food trucks and games after their performance! The following weekend, September 28, we performed at the 2019 Reston Multicultural Festival. This is our 2nd time performing