The Maple  Academy of Irish Dance is directed by Bill Maple, ADCRG and Marnie O'Callaghan-Maple ADCRG. Bill, the 1982 North American Senior Men's Champion and World Championship step dancer, and Marnie, also a World Championship dancer, are accredited teachers of Irish dancing with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, in Ireland. Bill and Marnie are both certified adjudicators of Irish Dancing (ADCRG).

Dancers from the Maple Academy have competed successfully at US Southern Region, US National and World Championship competitions. The school was honored to perform at the White House for US President Bush and Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Ahearn. Clips appeared on local news stations and on CNN.  They have also performed at the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, National Geographic, Wolf Trap, on Fox 5 Morning News, and at various cultural festivals.

Maple Academy Dancers have also appeared in the Celtic theatrical performance presented at the Lisner Auditorium with the Washington Revels and the Trinity Irish Dance Company

They have danced at a number of charitable organizations including The N.I.H. Children's Inn and local area nursing homes. Other credits include "Best Irish Dance School" at the Washington, D.C. St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Maple Academy of Irish Dance's Classes This Season

  • Instructor
    Maple Academy of Irish Dance
    Class ID
    F210160
    Member Price
    $200
    Room
    101
    Ages
    Level Based
    Non-Member Price
    $225

    This class is designed to introduce students to the basics of Irish Dance Students will learn reel and light jig dances and the basics of Irish dance technique It is a fun introduction to Irish dance and music. More information about the Maple Academy of Irish Dance is available at www.mapleirishdance.com.

  • Instructor
    Maple Academy of Irish Dance
    Class ID
    F210161
    Member Price
    $320
    Room
    101
    Ages
    Level Based
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    This class is designed for returning Maple Academy dancers who have already learned reel, light jig and slip jig dances Dancers in this class are developing and refining their hard shoe dances. More information about the Maple Academy of Irish Dance is available at www.mapleirishdance.com.

Bill Maple, ADCRG and Marnie O'Callaghan-Maple, ADCRG

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