2024 Spring Session

Welcome to Foley Academy of Irish Dance! We offer classes in Traditional Irish Step and Ceili Dancing for children ages 5-17 and adults 18+. We are looking forward to a fun and successful 2023-2024 dance season and are excited to meet our new dancers and families! If you have additional questions that have not been addressed here, please email shannon@foleyirishdance.com

2024 Spring Session Registration OPEN!

If you or your dancer has Irish Dance experience, or you are looking for Adult Classes, please contact shannon@foleyirishdance.com to register into the correct class level.

Thank you for your interest in our Irish Dance classes! 

All classes are held at the Foley Academy Studio in Reston, VA

If you or your dancer has Irish Dance experience, or you are looking for Adult Classes, please contact shannon@foleyirishdance.com to register into the correct class level.

NO pre-registration fee!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO REGISTER FOR NEW BEGINNER CLASSES!

Information about the 2024 Spring Session:

  • Dancers in the New Beginner level enroll in either the Monday 5:30-6:30pm class or Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm class based on age:
    • Monday class is for ages 5-7
    • Wednesday class is for ages 7+
  • Spring Session New Beginner Headstart Class: Sunday, March 3 from 9:30-10am
    • NOTE – the sign-up link for the headstart class will be sent after registration is processed. This is not a mandatory class, but it is a chance to get a “head start” in the session and see the studio.
  • Spring Session (12 weeks): March 11, 2024 – June 13, 2024
  • Dancers with classes on Mondays do have classes on May 27, 2024 (Memorial Day)
  • New Beginner dancers perform in the Spring Recital in June!

Irish Dance Class FAQs:

  • What is Irish Dancing?   Irish Dancing is a style of dance that originated in Ireland. Dancers perform steps individually (step dancing) or in a group (Ceili dancing). Irish Step Dancing is characterized by a stiff upper body and quick and precise movements of the feet. Ceili Dancing is a form of folk and social dancing in Ireland that is focused on footwork and the dancers’ interaction with their partners using their arms and hands. Irish Dancing is a fun, exciting, and challenging activity for both children and adults. By taking Irish Dancing lessons, dancers build confidence, set goals for growth and success, develop teamwork and communication skills, benefit from both a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle, meet new people, and make new friends.
  • Who is the Teacher?   Shannon Foley – read her bio on the Owner/Director page.
  • Who can register for the session?   Boys & Girls, Men & Ladies; Children: ages 6-17; Adults: ages 18+; You don’t have to be Irish! No dance experience necessary for beginner classes!
  • What should I wear to class?   Please see the recommendations provided on our Class Attire page.
  • What is the last day to register for classes? March 11, 2024
  • Is there a minimum required age to register?  Yes, the minimum dancer age is 5 years old. If you are interested in classes for a dancer age 3 – 5, email shannon@foleyirishdance.com to inquire about our Tir na nOg class for tots.
  • Is there a maximum age for dancers?   There is no maximum age limit, however dancers should ensure that they are in proper physical condition to participate in the dance sessions.
  • What is NOT included with the class fee?   The Class fee does NOT include: water that the dancer may require during the lesson; clothing, which includes shirts, shorts, pants, etc., that the dancer will need for the lesson; shoes/footwear; transportation and/or travel fees for performances or competitions; costumes
  • Are parents allowed to observe the classes?   Parents are allowed to sit in to watch upon teacher’s discretion.
  • Who should contact if I have any other questions?   shannon@foleyirishdance.com

Family Discount Program:

If you are looking to register more than one child or family member, please email shannon@foleyirishdance.com to receive information regarding our discount program and pricing.

2024 Spring Session Registration OPEN!

You must be 18 or older to register yourself or your child for classes with the Foley Academy of Irish Dance. Click HERE to review our Privacy Policy.

After you submit your pre-registration form, we will contact you within 2 business days to complete your registration and session payment.

Submission Instructions:

PLEASE READ EACH STEP BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PRE-REGISTRATION.

By clicking “Complete Pre-Registration” you certify that you are 18 or older and are aware of the Foley Academy Privacy Policy.

  1. Click the “Complete Pre-Registration” button. The page will redirect you to a confirm page. THIS MAY TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO PROCESS.Please be patient. Do not navigate away from this page or click the “back” button.
  2. Save or print pre-registration confirmation page.
  3. Download the Foley Academy Handbook and complete the Handbook Acknowledgement Form (located at the end).
  4. Complete the Dancer Information Form.
  5. Bring the Handbook Acknowledgement Form and Dancer Information Form to the first class.

Thank you!