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The McKeever School of Irish Dance


Located at the E. Claire Raley Studios in Sacramento, California

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The McKeever School of Irish Dance


Located at the E. Claire Raley Studios in Sacramento, California

We are currently accepting new students in our Monday Intro Beginner Class and Thursday Intro Adult Class! Please Email to register! 

Started in October 2013, the McKeever School of Dance is growing fast and producing quality dancers from the beginner through champion level.

Now with a permanent home in the prestigious new E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts, (CLARA Midtown)! 

 

The McKeever School of Irish Dance is unique in that it offers;

  • Quality informed instruction

  • A positive atmosphere and sense of community

  • Cutting edge, personalized, competitive choreography without relying on expensive workshop teachers

  • Unique performance opportunities for all

  • An understanding of how to train the Irish Dance Athlete in mind and body

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What is Irish Step Dance?


Irish dancing is an ancient art form that is still evolving today. It fuses balletic movements and percussive steps generally without the use of arms and emphasizing an upright and proud posture. Many styles of this dance form existed in Ireland and came to America during Irish Immigration. Irish dance fused with African Dance movements and influenced the creation of American Tap Dance.  In 1994 Riverdance the Show was created and the dance form became a worldwide phenomenon. Riverdance is still in production today and is one of the most successful shows in the world.  Irish Dance is an intense athletic activity and has a highly competitive element. Dancers from around the world compete at the World Championships once a year.

A Short History of Irish Dance, BBC

Changes in Irish Dance Since Riverdance 

Interview With Irish Dance Historian Dr. John Cullinane

What is Irish Step Dance?


Irish dancing is an ancient art form that is still evolving today. It fuses balletic movements and percussive steps generally without the use of arms and emphasizing an upright and proud posture. Many styles of this dance form existed in Ireland and came to America during Irish Immigration. Irish dance fused with African Dance movements and influenced the creation of American Tap Dance.  In 1994 Riverdance the Show was created and the dance form became a worldwide phenomenon. Riverdance is still in production today and is one of the most successful shows in the world.  Irish Dance is an intense athletic activity and has a highly competitive element. Dancers from around the world compete at the World Championships once a year.

A Short History of Irish Dance, BBC

Changes in Irish Dance Since Riverdance 

Interview With Irish Dance Historian Dr. John Cullinane

RAnked 3rd in 2017, 1st 2016 and 4th 2015 for Best Dance Studio in Sacramento out of 65 Entries!


RAnked 3rd in 2017, 1st 2016 and 4th 2015 for Best Dance Studio in Sacramento out of 65 Entries!