It’s St. Patrick’s Day this month and that makes us all a little Irish. If you’d like to take your celebrations up a notch consider enrolling your boy or girl in an Irish dance class. Here are a few programs to choose from.
Deirdre O’Mara School of Irish Dance
Classes are offered at their new and expanded studio located at 265 Central Park Ave. in Yonkers for boys and girls ages 3 and up. Competition is an option, but not required. They also offer ballet classes and Irish dance or ballet themed birthday parties at the dance studio. 201-679-1450. deirdreomara.com.
LY NN Academy of Irish Dance
The Academy has several locations that offer a variety of classes. Students, ages 4 through adult, start at the beginning and progress through a variety of levels.
LYNN Academy of Irish Dance offers classes in Larchmont at the New Rochelle Racquet Club and Tarrytown at 38 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow and at the LYNN Dance Studio, 42 Magee Ave. in Stamford, Conn. 877-946-5966. Lynnacademy.com.
McGough Academy School of Irish Dance
McGough Academy offers classes at three locations: 957 McLean Ave., Yonkers, Andrea’s Dance Studio, 209 Brook St., Scarsdale and Platinum Performance Studio in Huntington, Long Island. View the Student/Parent Handbook on their website for comprehensive coverage of Irish dance origins, helpful websites and specific Academy information. 917-757-4187. mcgoughacademy.com.
O’Rourke Academy of Irish Dance
Children ages 3 to 4 are welcome in the Preschool class and those entering kindergarten can start with Beginner lessons. Students progress through a variety of levels that can lead to competition if desired. Adult classes are also available. The Academy offers a Summer Camp and invites all students to participate in several St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the area. Classes are held at 77 Tarrytown Road, White Plains and 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights. 917-453-0375. orourkeirishdancers.com.