(updated 2024/04/15)

Adult social dances – Ceili

Greater Washington Ceili Club
Thursdays, 7 to 8 pm beginners
8 to 930 pm advanced
Ann Marie Breheny email
Argyle Park Bldg
Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring, MD
set dances and ceili dances
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
Tuesdays, 7 to 845 pm
instructor tbd email
Ridgeview Middle School
Gaithersburg, MD
ceili dances and set dances
Tuesday Night Ceili Club
Hugh Conway email
Fairfax, VA set dances and ceili dances
Irish Set Dance lessons
Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Anne Marie Russell email
Catonsville Clubhouse
Catonsville, MD
set dancesnew

Traditional Irish Music

Group Classes

Washington Conservatory of Music
Irish fiddle, Irish flute, tin whistle, Irish banjo/mandolin, guitar, bodhran, Irish folk songs
DC metro area
Baltimore Irish Music School (formerly BWAIC)
Irish tin whistle
Baltimore metro area
Sligo Creek Hedge School
hammered dulcimer. Irish tin whistle
DC metro area301-655-0103
Baltimore Irish Arts CenterBaltimore metro area443-629-8699

Individual Classes

Keith Carrprivate lessons on bouzouki and Irish tenor banjo
in Falls Church, VA
Tina Eck   private lessons on Irish flute and tin whistle
in Cabin John, MD Zoom classes available.
Mitch Fanningprivate lessons on fiddle
in Silver Spring, MD
Elise KressPrivate lessons on Irish flute and tin whistle
in Alexandria, VA
Pauline Lerner    private lessons on fiddle
in Rockville, MD
Alex Catonprivate lessons on fiddle
in Charlottesville/Gordonsville area
Brian Conwayprivate lessons on fiddle
Zoom classes
New York City

Stepdance schools

Boyle School of Irish Dance3 Northern VA locationsAlannah Boyle Sweeney, ADCRG and Ellen Boyle Gibbons, ADCRG.703-791-0800
Culkin School of Traditional Irish DanceGlen Echo and Rockville, MDSean Culkin, TCRG301-593-9600
District Irish Dance AcademyWashington, DCJoe Duffy. TCRG202-525-6091
Foley Academy of Irish DanceReston, VAShannon Foley Dilles, TCRG703-375-9369
Hunt School of Irish DanceCrofton, MDSheila Hunt Murray, TCRG410-212-7955
Maple Academy of Irish DanceVienna, VA and Annapolis, MDBill Maple, ADCRG and Marnie O’Callaghan-Maple ADCRG
McGrath Academy of Irish Dance7 VA and MD locationsLauren McGrath Dutton, ACDRG703-772-1236
McHale School of Irish DanceLutherville, MDLinda McHale Poggi, TCRG410-252-8459
Doherty Petri School of Irish DancingParkville, MDLisa Petri, ADCRG
Karen Petri, ADCRG
Casey O’Connor Kelly, TCRG
O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish DanceOwings, MDJoanie Feeney Ohrt, TCRG
O’Neill-James School of Irish DancingArlington and Falls Church, VALaureen O’Neill James
Teelin School of Irish DanceColumbia, MDMaureen Berry, TCRG and
Kathleen Young, TCRG