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Firedance Academy 2023
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Kids Classes

No Registration. No Commitment. Drop in classes run YEAR ROUND!

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Beginner Irish Dance


Intro to Irish Dance

(Age 4+)


Mondays 4:30-5:30

Carrillo Recreation Center


Tuesdays 5:00-6:00

Oak Park Stage


Wednesdays 4:30-5:30

Goleta Valley Library


Thursdays 4:00-5:00

Maverick Saloon

Young beginning dancers first learn how to clap their hands to the 8-bar beat of the music, properly stand ready to dance, balance on their toes, and the ways move forward, backward, and side to side - all the basic movements that make up the first 4 beginner Irish dances!

Games and fun music are incorporated to keep young minds and bodies entertained in this class. Older beginner dancers are progressed rapidly once they can demonstrate proficiency so they can be moved into a class that fits their age, ability, and social environment.



Irish Dance

(Age 6+)


Mondays 4:30-5:30

Carrillo Recreation Center


Tuesdays 3:45-4:45

Oak Park Stage


Thursdays 5:00-6:30

Maverick Saloon

This class focuses on practicing the first 4 soft shoe dances:

Reel, Light Jig, Slip Jig, and Single Jig. These dances are made up of hops, skips, and jumps and require a lot of physical energy as well as mental memorization.

We will also introduce hard shoe where students will learn how to create beats with their feet, specifically what we call a "treble". This section of the class requires focus, patience, and coordination to create the correct sounds with their feet. 

Class is energetic, challenging, and FUN!

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Adult Classes

Intro to Irish Dance


8:00-9:00 PM

Wylde Works



Maverick Saloon

This is a class designed to build muscle memory for the basic footwork that makes up all 30 ceili (kay-lee) dances. After 4 classes, dancers should be able to skip forward and back, move side to side while exchanging places with a partner, as well as properly catching hands with people next to and across from them. Once these basic foundations have been mastered, you will be invited to join all our FUN social ceili events!

All Age - Social Ceili


Location: Wylde Works

Irish Ceili (kay-lee) dancing is a community event with live music and dancing, hosted at varied locations in Santa Barbara. Many of the dances are progressive, meaning you’ll dance first with one set of people, and then progress down the line to additional sets of people - encouraging you to meet and dance with multiple partners during the course of a tune! 

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Private Lessons


Do you have a homeschool pod interested in Irish Dance lessons each week? Get in touch about a date and time that works for students, and get a private group class going!

Individual Private Lessons

Not comfortable in a group setting? Want to learn at your own pace with direct instruction? Book a single private lesson, or a series of private lessons to build comfort and confidence, and excel quickly.

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