Irish Dance classes improve balance, coordination, strength, stamina, confidence, and teamwork. Through laughter and tears, peers practice and perform with pride in a positive, supportive, and dynamic environment.

The Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy offers recreational, competitive, and performance Irish dance classes, from pre-beginner to open championship level, from ages 3 to adult.

All new dancers are invited to come try a class for free, at any time of the year. We want to make sure you are in the right place – come tour the studio, meet the teachers, and ask any questions you might have before making a commitment.


EireFit Adult Intro Class

EireFit is a 4 week intro class for adults that want to have fun getting fit & learning Irish dance soft and hard shoe moves to some great Irish and modern-style music! This class has a combo of Irish Dancing, fitness, and strength building exercises for the whole body! All levels welcome.

Wednesdays 6:45-7:45 p.m.

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Celtic Fairies – Level 1 Sampler

This is a 4 week sample program for fresh beginners to try out some soft shoe Irish dance classes for fun! Dancers will get some good cardio, learn some good stretches, and learn the basics of 123’s and 7’s with some fun Ceili dancing or movement games at the end. There is no long term commitment required. Just lots of fun and a chance to meet some new friends!

Registration Dates – Anytime from January 2nd to May 1st, 2017

Tuesdays 5:15-6pm
Wednesdays 5:30-6:15pm

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Me & My Little Leprechaun

This is a really fun 8 week intro class for preschool 3-4 year old girls and boys to learn the basics of soft shoe Irish dancing with their Mom, Dad, or caregiver! Creative movement and Ceili dancing are incorporated into the class, so everyone will have lots of fun and get some great exercise!

Fridays 9:30-10:15am

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Level 1 – Pre-Beginner

Learn the basics of Irish dancing (soft shoe only). We begin each class with a proper warm-up, followed by dance drills to learn proper technique, memorization and timing of the first two to three dances, ending with a fun dance and stretching. By the end of the year, Pre-Beginners will have learned at least two to three soft shoe dances to perform at the year-end show.

Tuesdays 5:15-6:00pm
or Wednesdays 5:30-6:15pm

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Level 2 & 3 – Beginner/Advanced Beginner (Soft Shoe)

Dancers in this class will master four soft shoe dances. Each class begins with a warm up, followed by dance drills, technique training, finishing with a fun dance and stretching.

Note: Dancers at this level are encouraged to practice more at home as they are eager to learn more and reach higher levels. They may be in this class for a few years mastering their technique and dances, depending on how much they practice.

Wednesdays 6:15-7:00pm
or Fridays 4:00-4:45pm

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Level 2 & 3 – Beginner/Advanced Beginner (Hard Shoe)

Learning four hard shoe dances, dancers in this class will master increasingly difficult moves with greater intensity, depending on their ability level and progression.

Wednesdays 7:00-7:45pm
or Fridays 4:45-5:30pm

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Novice to Open Championship

Please download and complete the 2016-2017 NPIDA Registration Form and email it to to register dancers in Novice to Open Championship level classes.