Misneach Irish Dance Academy believes all dancers should strive for greatness! Classes offered in Ashburn, Va, Purcellville, Va, and Inwood, Wv.
Operating as usual
After roughly 7 months, our dancers finally were back on stage at the Pittsburgh Feiseanna! Thank you so much to the organizers and volunteers for making this event possible! Congratulations to our Misneach Dancers for taking the stage pushing themselves to do better! We know we have some rust to shake off but we look forward to the hard work ahead! Special congratulations to Caleigh who won her Prelim and is now qualified for Open! And to Jet who won all firsts in her Prizewinner competitions and is now qualified for Prelim! Well done dancers!
Teachers, Nurses, Doctors, Essential Workers, and more! We appreciate all that you have gone through and want to show our thanks! Offering classes for kids and adults! We also offer gift certificates! Find an activity that offers fitness, friendship, and fun!
Happy International Irish Dance Day!
As part of International Irish Dance Day 2020, you are invited to take part in the “Great Global Step About” scheduled for September 17 at 17:00 (5 pm) local time.
Wherever you are at 5:00 pm - at home, in the studio, or on the go - post a video, share a picture or go live with Irish dance pride!
Get creative, wear your country / city / dance school colours, dance anything Irish and celebrate!
Be sure to tag IIDD on Instagram and Facebook and let's flood the internet with Irish dance!
#internationalirishdanceday #irishdance #iidd2020
Fall Registration is now OPEN! Contact us today to find out more information on our in-person and online classes! We have classes for dancers aged 4 to adult. Beginners through Champions welcome!
Ecstatic for these four for passing their grade exams this weekend! There were more than the normal nerves going into this event, but the wonderful organizers and volunteers at O'Neill-James School of Irish Dancing and Southern Academy of Irish Dance - VA were great and kept everyone safe and calm! Thank you for giving dancers an opportunity to further their knowledge and for giving them a safe event to come together and set goals around! Looking forward to moving into the future and helping our dancers achieve!
We have new intro classes this Summer! Limited class size and other safety precautions in place! Contact us to find out more and get started with Irish Dance!
We are so proud of the five champs that would have represented us at our first North American Irish Dance Championship this past week. These girls have shown that their love of dance can surpass any obstacle put in front of them. They dance for the joy and pride it brings! I know you'll have your time to shine, if not on a competition stage, at whatever you set your heart into next! Remember that passion and never let anything stand in your way!
[05/13/20] Our dancers did it again! Showing how they keep dancing! "Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room!"
[04/20/20] Thank you to A Taste of Ireland Show for starting the Toilet Paper Challenge! Our dancers had so much fun putting together their videos! Remember to stay safe and help each other out!
[04/18/20] Thank you to A Taste of Ireland Show for starting the Toilet Paper Challenge! Our dancers had so much fun putting together their videos! Remember to stay safe and help each other out!
Online classes are live! It has been a bright part of my day to log on and see all of our dancers working to improve. As we are all stuck in our homes, remember to keep setting goals and staying motivated!
Do you know someone who needs to find some new motivation? Invite them to try an Irish Dance Class! The beauty of online classes is that you don't need to drive to a studio, you can dance in the comfort of your own home! Interested? Contact us today to find out how to attend your first lesson! We have classes for kids and adults!
Congratulations to all of our dancers this past weekend at both the RoseandShamrock Feis and the Virginia Colonial Feis! One of the many times we wish we could be two places at once! Our dancers thoroughly enjoyed the preview competitions of Friday in Lancaster and the future champ competitions on Saturday in Williamsburg! Well done to all of the organizers and volunteers for providing such positive experiences for all of our dancers!!! And congratulations to those who competed! We have more work to do, but getting off to a great start!
Our dancers went boldly into the new decade! Scooping up 1sts and more in some of their toughest dances! Way to go! Setting the tone for what's to come! From the Pittsburgh Winter feis, Academy Feis and Feis na Cara! Our dancers love to travel and compete!
Thrilled with our dancers at the 2019 Southern Region Oireachtas Championship! Not only am I proud of the dancing you put on stage, but also the camaraderie and decorum demonstrated by our entire Misneach family! Our recaller highlights include:
🏆*Ava Brenneke - 1st out of 49 in u10 Trad
🥉*Bridget McNally - 3rd out of 37 in u14 Trad
🏅*Madison Wilkes - 5th out of 39 in u12 Trad
🌟*Emma Stiles - 6th out of 54 in u9 Trad
🌟*Eve Clark - 12th out of 50 in u11 Trad
🌟*Eliza McCarthy - 14th out of 49 in u10 Trad
🌟*Lauren DeFilippis - 15th out of 37 in u 14 Trad
🌟*Isabella Vaughn - 25th out of 50 in u11 Trad
🌟Brigid Nalls - 41st out of 118 in u16 Solo
🌟*Caleigh Campbell - 52nd out of 121 in u13 Solo
🌟*Allison Campbell - 54th out of 125 in u15 Solo
🌟Reagan Tibbs - 57th out of 118 in u16 Solo
🌟*Georgia Brenneke - 68th out of in 135 u14 Solo
*denotes first time Oireachtas dancer
This weekend marked our school's 6-month anniversary. Though the school has only been in existence for a brief period of time, the mindset has been in place since the first class. Dance for yourself and let go of everything else. Enjoy the moment on stage and the process of becoming the best you can be. Then, regardless of the result, you will have succeeded!
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Great weekend in Williamsburg at The Cumascaigh Celtic Holiday Feis! From the holiday theme of Friday to the 3-panel comps on Saturday and Sunday! Our dancers are feeling prepared for Oireachtas in less than a month! Congratulations to the Feis and our dancers for the successful weekend!
Congratulations to our dancers at the Hooley Red Rose Feis! Our older teams braved their first competition and came away determined to work harder than ever. Well done to our grades dancers who all came away with placements in huge and challenging groups! And to our champ dancer who held their own in tough competitions! Roughly 4 weeks to go til the SRO! Keep working hard!
Finding the perfect gift is easy with our Winter Dance Sessions! Perfect for that grandchild that won't sit still, a spouse looking for a way to get active, or your shy son/daughter wanting to gain more confidence! We have beginner classes for kids and adults. Now is the perfect time to start, classes run from January to March, just in time for St.
Patrick's Day! Gift Certificates available! Contact us today as spaces are limited.
Thank you Goin' Green Feis! Our dancers had a great time and really enjoyed the feis and festival! Congrats to all, from our little 4-hand to our champs working hard! The succulents were a huge hit and we are looking forward to next year!
Busy weekend for our dancers, from performances, competitions, and extra classes on a holiday! So proud of how each and every one of you is growing your dancing and stage presence! We had great success at Ryan Kilcoyne and Kotelnicki feisanna, and our dancers soaked in the limelight at the Loudoun International festival!
Come check us out! We will be performing at noon! Bring the whole family and enjoy a great day!
Loudoun County International Festival. Food, vendors, children's activities and performances from around the world.
Congratulations to our dancers who attended the Greensboro feis on September 28th-29th! You brought home your personal bests and we couldn't be more proud!
Congratulations to our dancers who had a busy weekend competing in Pittsburgh and Baltimore! Great times were had with friends! And some major successes for our dancers receiving first places in their prizewinner categories!
Congratulations on the 20th anniversary of the ROI Feis 2019! Thank you so much for all of your hospitality and for a well-run feis! And congratulations to the Misneach Dancers! Each of our grade dancers brought home a first and our champion dancers loved the round awards of electrical tape and the top placements of the Moravian star!
ROI feis 2019
Come celebrate with us!
misneachirishdance.com Sign up in now available for all of our locations! We have classes for beginners, advanced dancers, and adults! Irish dance is a great way to learn coordination and focus, gain confidence...
Congratulations to all of our dancers at the Delaware Feis and the Irish Culture Club of Delaware on the 40th anniversary of the Feis! You continue to show your improvement and what can come to those who don't give up!
Fall Schedule now available! Contact us today for full list of classes for the 2019/2020 school year!
[07/29/19] Congratulations to all of our dancers at Nation's Capital Feis! You have really shown the amount of work you've been putting in this Summer! Can not wait to get back in this week to continue the improvement! Thank you O'Neill-James School of Irish Dancing for hosting a beautiful event and providing so many opportunities to dancers beyond competition, with grade exams and the fusion fighters workshop as well!
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Summer Class Schedule now available! Registration will be from July 1st - July 19th! Sign up before you miss your chance!
Perfect way to try Irish dance over a short week long session!
Contact us for details!
Teaching Charles Washington a few steps at WVfest! Our dancers had a great time showing off and handing out lollipops to anyone willing to learn a bit of Irish Dance! Thank you The City of Charles Town and Charles Town Now for putting this great event together!
Contact us today about our free "Try it out!" Classes!
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Misneach Irish Dance Academy
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