Traditional Irish Dance

The Northern Lights is the only traditional Irish Dance Academy in all of northern Michigan (north of Grand Rapids). We take pride in continuing on the tradition of Irish dance through steps, technique, language, culture, music, ceilis (traditional folk dances), set dances, and more!

Classes are held in the traditional Irish style, with encouragement, strict guidance and energy.  There is a clear path that the Irish dancer takes, so the dancer at any age advances and feels a sense of accomplishment.  Culture and the teaching of Gaelic is done in every class to carry on the traditions of Ireland.

Irish Dance in Northern Michigan

Students may be selected to join the Northern Lights Irish Dancers (NLID), the school’s Irish Dance Company. The NLID has performed for tens of thousands of people throughout Northern Michigan over the past 16 years. We love sharing our love of Irish Dance with our community and beyond!

A large part (although optional) of Irish dance is competing. A Feis, an Irish Dance competition, is a great way for students to master their steps and progress.