Northern California Celtic Dance



Irish Ceili and Set Dancing Lessons at the Sierra 2 Center for Arts & Community (Studio 1), 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, 7:00pm to 9:00 pm, 1st and 3rd Monday -  Sacramento Ceili Dancers

McKeever School of Irish Dance - Owner and Instructor: Nicole McKeever - Sacramento
email and website
Irish Dance classes for adults and children, beginner though champion.

Kennelly School of Irish Dance - Classes in Irish step dancing, ceili and figure dancing for children and adults. All levels welcome! A great place for your child to grow! Sacramento, Roseville, San Francisco, Burlingame and Reno, Nevada. Call or text 415-823-6210 or write to for information.

Irish Dance lessons in Sacramento Teacher:. Margot Janiak, Studio: BlyueRose Dance Project in Tahoe Park 5990 14th Ave. suite D, Sacramento, CA 95820. Class is for kids - Sundays at 10:00am - (Irish teacher email) - (studio email)

Shirleigh Brannon, Associate Member, CRN - Irish step and figure dance - DAVIS, WOODLAND, and SACRAMENTO (Curtis Park)  SIAMSA le Cheile

Phoenix Rising Irish Dancers - Traditional Irish Dance Team & Classes for ages 4-Adult at the Vacaville Millennium Club on Wednesdays. Additional Workshops in Gualala.  Email phoenixrisingid(at) or roumas1(at)  Phone (707) 449-3760

Cape Breton Step Dance lessons in West Sacramento.  Teachers are Lauren Davis-Todd and Kelle O'Brien. 
Email for more information.

Scottish Highland Dancing - Kyla M. Groeschel - Mondays and Thursdays - FAIR OAKS - Wednesdays – DAVIS - kyla at

Briah McKinney - McKinney School of Highland Dance - Lessons in Roseville at The Anti Gravity Dance Studio, 201 Harding Blvd. Ste. C (near Douglas), Roseville, CA. Classes for children age 4 -16. All classes will be held on Monday evenings. New Highland Dancers 6:30-7PM. Experienced Highland Dancers 7-8PM. Cost is $40 per month. Family discounts available. Lessons in Sacramento at Move Studio, 600 Broadway, Sacramento, CA. Every Tuesday beginning 2 November 2010 at 6:05-6:35 PM. Cost: $40 per month (family discounts available) For information and to sign up for classes contact instructor, Briah McKinney at (916) 813-9919 or:

Sacramento - My name is Jessica Bach, I am a Highland dance instructor and my school's facebook page can be found here: 
I can be contacted at

Contra dancing in SACRAMENTO - featuring live music and dances with roots in Ireland and continental Europe. - First Friday and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month - See Sacramento Country Dance Society for information

Scottish Country Dancing

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - contact membership secretary Janet Kurnick: jkurnick(at)
You can also contact Lynne Lockwood or Martha McCorkell below.

Sacramento Classes:
Beginner and Intermediate Social Dance: YLI Club House - 1400 27th Street (corner of 27th and N Street)
The Sacramento class meets on Friday night at 7:30 There are a couple of teachers: Peggy Hamilton, Lynn Lockwood, and Sandra Kesler. Lynne also teaches the children's class on Saturday at 10:30.
The branch website has a lot more information if anyone is interested in othertypes of dance in the area.
Youth Classes: YLI Club House - 1400 27th Street (corner of 27th and N Street)
 Saturday morning - 9:00-10:00 AM Children K-6, 10:00-11:00 AM Teens & Continuing, 11:00-noon Advanced
 Contact Lynne Lockwood (916)-716-3696

Ranch Cordova Classes:
Address for the Rancho Cordova class: Hagan Community Park, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670
Rancho Cordova class meets Tuesday nights at 7:00. Ed Johnson is the class manager and teacher. His phone number is 530-622-1519


Desmond School of Irish Dance [no longer in business 4/9/2023]

Scottish Ceilidh Dance Classes - First and third Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. - St Luke's Episcopal, 124 Orange St. AUBURN - $5.00 - Sandy and Bill MacGregor 530-346-2196 - macp at  



Scottish Country Dance Lessons - Thursdays  at 6:30 pm.. Millville Grange Hall, PALO CEDRO, Deschutes Rd & Old Hwy 44......across from Palo Cedro Feed Store  (Redding area)      Beginners    $5 ............      Advanced    $6  ...........   Live music Instructor:  Margaret Schlobohm     530-472-1154 



Kennelly School of Irish Dance - Classes in Irish step dancing, ceili and figure dancing for children and adults. All levels welcome! A great place for your child to grow! Sacramento, Roseville, San Francisco, Burlingame and Reno, Nevada. Call or text 415-823-6210 or write to for information.

A lot of links are from and to the San Francisco Celtic website by Jim Scarff so there may be some duplication.


Dance Instruction

These resources are listed under the specific traditions: McBride School of Irish Dance

Scottish Country Dance

Red Thistle Dancers Performance Group: The Red Thistle Dancers are a non profit group that have been performing in the Bay Area (and beyond) for over 40 years. They are dedicated to bringing traditional Scottish Music and dance to the general public as well as raising awareness for ethnic dance and other art forms with an emphasis on the British isles particularly Scotland. Their performances include live music, historical narration, Highland and Scottish Country dance, and audience participation. Visit their website at

Piedmont Scottish Highland Dance Classes (Piedmont is next to Oakland)
Open to adult, youth and children (6-12 years old), male/female participation
Look for us under Highland Dance in the Piedmont Park and Recreation on line catalog or contact us Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels available

Kathi Hennesey is very involved in Irish dance and also has an eBay business selling Irish and Highland dance related gifts and supplying other retailers. Triskelt LLC 

Learn Cape Breton Step Dancing - Please come join us dancing to great Cape Breton-style Scottish music! 2nd Sunday of every month
       Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, Back Studio
       1317 San Pablo Avenue (near Gilman St.)
       Berkeley, CA
       (510) 525-5099 - Website for map & directions: Ashkenaz
Contact information:  Bob Schuldheisz  (209) 745-9063  bobschul(at)  Bob Schuldheisz


Irish dancing classes in Pacific Grove for all ages, including adults. The classes will be held at the Pacific Grove Community Center (515 Junipero Avenue) on Wednesday evenings beginning in March 2020. We are offering a free trial class on February 26th for all ages. For additional information, I can be contacted by email at or (703) 407-0136. Additionally, information regarding the trial class and our class offerings can be found on our website,

Scottish Country Dance Classes, led by Bob McMurtry & fun for all, are held Friday at The Grange Hall, 2800 Porter in Soquel at 7pm. For info, call Bob at 335-7459.

Irish Dance Classes, led by Allison Barnes of The Barnes Academy of Irish Dance, are held on Thursdays at 5:30pm at The Ballet Arts Center, 25 East 5th St. in Watsonville. For info, call Allison at 634-1650.


SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING classes are held on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at First Congregational Church Upper Hall, 900 High St. in Santa Cruz. For info, e-mail or or visit RSCD


Seannos Dance
Ronan Regan                + 353 86 375 1360 (EIRE)
Maldon Meehan           + 1 503 287 5160 (USA)
Myspace Seannos Dance

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