Ballet & Modern Theatre Dance including: Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Musical Theatre Dance

Darcy Dance School

Ballet Classes for children & young adults in south Dublin

Providing Ballet Classes to children and young adults in south Dublin for both recreational and professional training.

Including contemporary, jazz and lyrical dance classes for teens and young adults, plus adult ballet and pilates classes.

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Meet Louise D’Arcy

Louise brings over 30 years of knowledge from a broad range of dance genres with specific emphasis on Classical Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance to her pupils and audiences.

Her experience covers performing, teaching, mentoring, choreography, theatre production and direction plus the running of a busy dance school.

Louise’s message is simple: “if you want to dance, then dance – let nobody and nothing stop you!”

Louise trained in classical ballet with many schools including the College of Dance, the Dublin Russian Ballet Academy and the Martha Graham School New York.

Her range of study in classical ballet technique includes Royal Academy, Imperial Ballet and Russian Ballet Classical technique and repetoire. Performances include Musicals, NY Lyrical Dance Company, Ballet Áthas and community dance projects.

Happy Dancers

Some of our kind reviews below

The highlight of my entire TY must have been dance module. The entire class loved every second of it and I’d highly recommend it
Rory S.
Rory S.
Louise came to our school for the TY dance module. I can safely say, and I think I speak for my whole year group when I say it was the highlight of our transition year. Ms Darcy did more than just come in every Thursday morning to teach us dance moves. She was supportive, inspirational in more ways than one, patient, had so much craic with us and produced 3 incredible dances for us. She would teach us how dance has an impact on life, she taught us breathing exercises to reduce stress or nervousness. Dance class was an escape from all the B.S going on in school, from teachers or any stress in life. A bond formed in the group, everyone had each-other's backs. Louise truly cares for her students and her passion for teaching dance really shines and everyone was so into it. . The majority of the group were boys and there was no bad attitude, no awkwardness or hesitation, just having fun. Parents, students, if there was any dance school to join I cannot recommend Darcy Dance enough. We can’t thank her enough for her time and her hard work. Louise, we owe it all to you!
Ben T.
Ben T.
At Darcy Dance School, students are welcomed and are nurtured to perform to the best of their abilities. Even if students don't have much experience starting out, like myself, Darcy Dance School ensured that I thoroughly enjoyed learning ballet and other dance styles. Darcy Dance offers an environment were students can dance recreationally, or if they wish to, competitively. Attending this school, allows me to feel graceful and powerful doing something I love, with excellent teachers and coaches.
Melora C.
Melora C.
Darcy Dance School is a wonderful ballet school for dancers of all ages. Louise and her team are dedicated, nurturing and passionate. Children come from class with smiles on their faces. I would highly recommend Darcy Dance School to anyone who wants to persue ballet as a career, a hobby or just for the pure love of dance. 10/10!
Aine M.
Aine M.
Incredible professional and positive environment. Darcy Dance is everything you could ask for in an amazing dance school. The enthusiastic teaching and constant individual support means all the students are able to grow and improve in their own unique way, while also building great teamwork skills. I have thoroughly enjoyed every class, performance, and show I've taken part in at Darcy Dance, and look forward to many more. I have gained many lifelong friendships and memorable experiences. I couldn't recommend this school more for anyone looking to grow as a dancer or as a person!!!
Ella K.
Ella K.
Legitimately one of the best things I decided to do was go to the classes of Darcy danceReally helped with my confidence in general and also obviously made me improve a lot with my coordination in dancingThe people are some of the best people you can meet and it’s a wonderful environment to make friends but also be able to concentrate on the tasks at handI never knew that I was a person that was able to dance until I came to this schoolI recommend this school to anyone who is able to stand on their 2 feet because not only will you have a good time but also a great healthy body 🙂
Clara
Clara
I began dancing with Ms Darcy at 10 years old and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute since. Ms Darcy nurtures her students as she opens up a world of possibility through her love of dance. Darcy Dance creates a fun, warm and supportive atmosphere while also maintaining a professional environment where students can explore all avenues of dance.
rachel B.
rachel B.
I've been a student of Ms D'Arcy's for 8 years. Throughout this time Ms D'Arcy has been an incredibly supportive and encouraging teacher. Ms D'Arcy creates an environment within her classes which always made me feel comfortable becuause of this I've formed many important friendships within her classes. I found her classes to be an excellent way to relax and exercise.
Abigail S.
Abigail S.
Incredible warm and welcoming environment in class. I’ve been a student for nearly a decade and I’ve enjoyed every minute. I’ve made so many new friends and had many experiences with darcy dance such as shows, exams and trips. Amazing quality of teaching and support.
Sinead G.
Sinead G.
Amazing school. Louise has always shown a genuine interest in my daughter's emotional and physical growth. She brings out the best in her students.
Georgia L.
Georgia L.
I am very happy with my experience , Darcy Dance School is a wonderful school, very friendly, lovely atmosphere and an excellent team of teachers. My daughter really enjoys her classes, she has grown in ability and confidence and has made lovely friends.
Adrienne K.
Adrienne K.
Amazing teen ballet classes, lovely group of people and very friendly environment. 🙂
Pheobe H.
Pheobe H.
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Contemporary, jazz and lyrical dance classes for teens and young adults, plus ballet and Pilates classes for adults of any experience level

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Ballet Classes for Children 4 to 6

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Ballet Classes for Children 7 to 9

Ballet Age 10 to 12

Ballet Classes for Children 10 to 12

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Ballet Classes for Teenagers

Transition Year Dance Classes

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Strength & Conditioning

Adult Ballet Classes

Ballet Classes for Adults

Ladies Pilates Class

Pilates Classes

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