The Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy is a strong, supportive, and safe community that is united by our passion for Irish dancing, music, and culture.

Our Philosophy

We believe that Irish dancing is for all ages and stages! Our main goal at NPIDA is to pass on the passion for Irish dance, music, and culture while inspiring today’s children, youth, and young adults to become “the absolute best they can be” in life.

Our instructors help our students develop their talents to their highest level while continuously helping them improve their confidence, physical strength, endurance, flexibility, and performance in a disciplined class environment. Our goal is to empower our students to dream big, to grow, and to envision themselves being way beyond where they are today!

To achieve this excellence, NPIDA has a goal-oriented but fun teaching philosophy. Dancers are challenged to strive for excellence in a safe environment and receive amazing support from our instructors, staff members, and fellow dance families. Creating and fostering great life-long dance friendships is a key aspect of our dance community.

Dancers that stick with the Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy over the long term are given the opportunity to develop leadership skills with our unique mentoring and teacher training program.  NPIDA continues to nurture and foster the strong, positive, and supportive family-oriented dance community that we have built together for over 20 years! 

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Commitment to Excellence

With 21 years of dance teaching experience, we are dedicated to developing talent at recreational, competitive, and performance levels. We provide every student with a solid foundation for Irish dance and empower them to discover and develop their own personal strengths in order to reach their highest potential.

Commitment to Inspire

We are all students of Irish dance, of performance, and of life. Through our shared learning experiences at NPIDA we strive to inspire our students and to also be inspired by our students. We grow, learn, teach, create, develop, and have fun while passing on our passions and love for Irish dance.

Commitment to the Team!

Together as a team (dancers, instructors, staff members, parents, and friends), we share the responsibility for building a supportive community.  As a team we commit to working together in order to empower, train, and develop our dancers to reach their full potential in both dance and life. We place the highest value on respect – respect for each other and respect for ourselves. Our goal is to provide each dance student with a positive experience that will be looked back upon as an important and wonderful part of their life.

Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy Ltd.
Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy Ltd.October 1st, 2016 at 11:53am
Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy Ltd.
Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy Ltd.October 1st, 2016 at 11:53am
Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy Ltd.
Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy Ltd.October 1st, 2016 at 11:53am
Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy Ltd.
Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy Ltd.October 1st, 2016 at 11:53am
Congrats to our Eire Born Irish Dance Performance Co. dancers, guest dancers, production teams, parent volunteers, and to all their friends and families! 17 fun Summer shows are now done! Now that's what we call a strong community! Amazing team effort and beautiful smiles! Good luck to our Sophie as she heads off to university this week! 🎉😃🍀👍
Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy Ltd.
Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy Ltd.October 1st, 2016 at 11:53am