Irish Dance

In addition to performances by the Irish dance schools, The Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival also offers set dance lessons in the Temple Bar & Museum. Participating dance schools for 2024 are listed below. Click on the school to view more information, or click here to view the Schedule featuring performance times.

Egan Irish Dance
With a dedicated staff of three certified teachers under The Irish Dancing Commission (CLRG) EID provides a positive, supportive and energetic environment for learning while maintaining structure, discipline and commitment for success as a competitive dancer. We focus on providing world class training in Irish dance and technique by enhancing the strength, flexibility and coordination of every dancer. Our program gives children self-confidence, poise and[...] Read More »

Egan Irish Dance

The Murphy Irish Arts Center was founded in 1978 by Sheila Murphy Crawford. Sheila is a Certified Irish Dance Instructor and Adjudicator of An Commissum, the world governing organization of Irish Dance. The Murphy Irish Arts Center is dedicated to preserving Irish culture and the art of Irish Dance and to sharing our heritage with audiences everywhere. The Murphy Irish Arts Center is staffed by[...] Read More »

Murphy Irish Dancers

If you hear Irish music and it makes you want to skip or kick your heels, then Irish dancing may be perfect for you! The Brady Campbell Irish Dance School welcomes new students—beginning at age 4—all year round to join our family. We welcome you to dance with us! They have two locations on the west side of Cleveland for classes. Their teachers have a[...] Read More »

Brady Campbell Irish Dance School

Celebrating 31 years of dedication to Irish Dance in Cleveland Ohio. The Leneghan Academy was founded in 1992 by Catherine Leneghan. Catherine was trained by two Cleveland legends: Theresa Burke and Bob Masterson. Along the way she had opportunities to train under many prestigious instructors both at home and abroad. Taking her Irish roots from Ballycroy,Tourmekeady and Islandeady Mayo she was steeped in Irish tradition[...] Read More »

Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance

Following in the footsteps of her Irish-born father, Thomas Scott, who in 1942 opened the first Irish Step Dance school in Cleveland, Ohio, Tessie began her own charter school in Cleveland in 1958 after studying in Dublin, Ireland with Master Teachers. For over 60 years, Tessie has taught several thousand students and has judged hundreds of local, regional, national, and World competitions. The Burke School[...] Read More »

Burke School of Irish Dance