About Darcy Ballet & Modern Theatre Dance School Dublin

We provide classes in Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Modern Dance Classes for Children and Teenagers, Students and Adults.  We offer options for  Recreational and Professional Dance Training.

Children’s Dance Classes are about learning to dance, in a positive and happy environment.   Being guided and encouraged to develop at a pace suitable to each students needs.

The school aims to promote physical, intellectual, creative and emotional well-being through dance.  All classes provide a professional approach with expert tuition to stimulate and inspire each individual.

Providing an atmosphere of encouragement, friendship and commitment, is at the foundation of every class, which gives each dancer the opportunity to achieve their true potential.

Above all great importance is placed on nurturing self-belief, fostering confidence and good self-esteem.

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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Professional Standard

Expert is delivered through support and encouragement and a commitment to giving each and every dancer the opportunity to achieve their true potential.

All teachers at Darcy Dance firstly have a deep love of dance and teaching and are highly skilled and professionally qualified. Darcy Dance is a member of the Irish Ballet Teachers Association and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance UK.

Student Input

Student participation is part of Darcy Dance training and this prompted and encouraged during class forming a positive mental attitude and a good working environment among peers.  Teamwork  is part of our programme encouraging creative thinking and strengthening camaraderie.

Events and Collaborations

A great way for students to enrich their dance knowledge and gain wider exposure to the dance community. Our students are given many opportunities to perform on stage and in more casual settings.

Some regular performance outings include:   Dance Platform Performances at The Helix, Darcy Dance Shows using local theatres, Community Projects, Nursing Homes, Laura Lynn House Charity Projects and Smock Alley – Collaboration with Ballet Áthas Youth Ballet Company.

Transferable Life Skills – Performance Training

All Students who perform regularly develop confidence and valuable life skills. Performance Skills are essential for aspiring dancers.

Being able to recognise and reduce anxiety is a life skill which can be developed through performance training. This is delivered organically throughout each class and by encouraging individual and group performance goals.

Goal Setting

All classes work towards specific short and long-term goals

Having clear goals teaches our students to embrace challenges giving them something to aim for and look forward to. Students work towards mastering individual goals as well as group objectives.