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Specializing in Beginner and Non-Competitive Dancers

Firedance Academy welcomes new and seasoned dancers of all ages to experience the joy of Irish Dance in Santa Barbara. With a variety of group and private classes taught directly by World Champion, Alanna Callaghan, you're bound to find the perfect class to put a skip in your step. Boys and girls, parents and grandparents, singles and couples - Firedance welcomes ALL to join our non-competitive, inclusive community of Irish dancers. Come discover what your feet are capable of!


Kids classes are full of hops, skips, and jumps! High energy steps mixed with lively music - kids are guaranteed to have fun and come home tired!


Keep it low, make it bouncy, dance solo or with a partner - steps are easy, approachable, and fun!

Browse some instructional videos for what to expect in your first class!

What Students Have to Say

"Alanna is a gifted dancer and an amazing teacher. She embraces students of all levels, abilities, and ages in an encouraging and fun environment. By the time class is over, I'm already looking forward to next week! I highly recommend taking her class!"

- Mary (Adult Dancer)

"My daughter loves taking Irish Dance Class with Alanna so much that when her birthday falls on the day she has class, she would rather come to class than go to a dinner of her choice. Side note: she loves food, but apparently, she loves Irish Dance more! ❤️☘️"

- Lovita (Mom)

"As a parent, I really appreciate how Alanna teaches the kids how to set goals and work hard. This isn't just a "fun time" class, it's a real work out with real results, and my daughter loves it. She's so proud of herself and spends the rest of week doing a jig down the sidewalk or through the living room."

- Alicia (Mom)

"What makes Irish Dance fun is I have a fantastic teacher!"

- Zoe (Age 8)

Alanna Callaghan

Alanna Callaghan

Alanna Callaghan is a World Champion Irish dancer who has brought her talent of this art form to the Santa Barbara community. She specializes in teaching the fundamentals of Irish Dancing to beginners, as well as advanced students of ALL ages. Alanna is a passionate teacher spreading the joy of Irish culture through music and dance.

If you would like to meet her outside the studio, come to Alice Keck Park any Sunday between 3-5 to enjoy a LIVE IRISH MUSIC session and see her dance! 

Curious to learn more? We want to hear from you!

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