The Foley Academy offers lessons in Traditional Irish Step Dancing and Ceili Dancing 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 inaugural year!


Registration is OPEN for our Spring 2018 Beginner Irish Dance Session 

Click HERE for information, class days/times, and FAQs for our Spring Session

All classes held at South Lakes High School’s Dance Studio
All New Students Receive a Free Foley Academy T-Shirt

Beginner Irish Dance Movements & Technique
Solo & Ceili Dances
Fitness, Fun, and Friendships




Spring 2018 Session is Underway!

Our Spring 2018 Session start on April 3 with all of our dancers returning from our February session! We also have a handful of new dancers joining us in both our Beginner I and Beginner II classes. Our dancers will be learning new steps, both reels and jigs, as well as one or two Ceili Read More


Performance at Paddy Barry’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

On Friday, March 16, we had a wonderful time performing at Paddy Barry’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. We had a couple of dancers perform with us for the first time, and we were able to showcase our reels, light jigs, slip jigs, and treble reels. We also had a three had reel, a sister two Read More


Sunrise Fair Oaks St. Patrick’s Day Party 2018

On Saturday, March 10 we performed at Sunrise Fair Oaks’ St. Patrick’s Day Party. This was a wonderful event for our dancers and we were delighted to entertain the residents. The dancers performed their reels and jigs, and we even had a sister 3-hand dance! Our dancers put on a great performance, but the amazing Read More


Manasseh Lodge Early St. Patrick’s Day Party & Ceili

Foley Academy had a successful first performance at the Manasseh Lodge Early St. Patrick’s Day party & Ceili. Our dance school performed as a group for the first time, and all of our dancers did a great job! The dancers demonstrated their reel steps and were able to participate in a few Ceili dances hosted Read More


Foley Academy in the News! Around Reston Magazine

Our dance school was recently featured in the Around Reston Magazine Winter/Spring 2018 Issue! All Reston residents received a copy of the Magazine in the mail a few weeks ago, but if you missed the article, you can view a digital version at: Check out pg. 74 for the wonderful write up about our growing Read More