How to Get in Step With Irish Dance

Most teachers charge about $25 to $40 a month for weekly classes. Additional costs can include shoes, costumes and travel to and from competitions. For information about Irish dance and local teachers, visit this Web site: Following is a list of some Irish dance teachers in the L.A. area accredited by the Irish Dancing Commission (students of teachers who are not accredited cannot participate in dance competitions).

School: Aniar Academy of Irish Dance, (714) 348-8468 Location: Laguna Nigel Instructor: Theresa LaBlanc

School: Byrne School of Irish Dance, (562) 928-0776 Locations: Arcadia, Downey, Santa Monica Instructors: Christine Byrne

School: Celtic Gold Academy, (714) 840-6719 Locations: Irvine, San Pedro, San Bernardino, Westminster Instructors: Doireanne Maoileidigh, John Hoy

School: Claddagh School of Irish Dance, (805) 644-3927 Locations: Santa Barbara, Ojai, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo Instructor: Moire O'Connell

School: Cleary School of Irish Dance, (818) 503-4677 Locations: Santa Monica, Montrose, North Hollywood, Glendora Instructor: Margaret Cleary

School: Greenway Academy of Irish Dance, (805) 482-2223 Locations: Camarillo, Ventura Instructor: Jackie Greenway

School: Kelly School of Traditional Irish Dance, (310) 322-2802 Locations: El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes Instructor: Joan Kelly

School: Larson Academy of Irish Dance, (562) 947-7707 Locations: Fullerton, La Mirada, Placentia, San Dimas, Whittier Instructor: Michelle Larson

School: McCartan School of Irish Dance, (562) 866-0297 Locations: Lakewood, Bellflower, Long Beach Instructor: Mary Beth McCartan

School: McHugh Irish Dancers, (818) 503-7272 Locations: Burbank, Woodland Hills Instructor: Sheila McHugh

School: Morriessey School of Irish Dance, (818) 343-1151 Location: North Hollywood Instructor: Martin Morriessey

School: O'Connor School of Irish Dance, (805) 495-8562 Locations: Northridge, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks Instructor: Belle Yerina

School: Scoil Rince na hEireann (Dance of Ireland School), (805) 266-9510 Locations: Sherman Oaks, Antelope Valley Instructor: Kathleen O'Connor-Kennedy

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World