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
Phone: 732-814-5744
Irish Dance classes for adults and children, beginner though champion.

Whelan-Kennelly Academy of Irish Dance - Irish ceilidh and step dancing classes for adults & children in
Sacramento and Folsom - (415) 665-0554 -

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

O'Sullivan's Academy of Irish Dance - Irish step dance in Roseville
Melissa O’Sullivan T.C.R.G. owner – director
1308 Cirby Way, Suite #2, Roseville, CA 95661
Email: or Phone: (916) 780-5270

Cape Breton Step Dance lessons in West Sacramento.  Teachers are Lauren Davis-Todd and Kelle O'Brien. 
See Stepping Out 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 - Offering traditional Irish Step and Ceili dancing for all ages in the Sierra Foothills, Loomis and Grass Valley/Nevada City areas.
Phone: (91)408-7319
Kathleen Desmond T.C.R.G. : founder and Director.

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 



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 Highland Dance class for teenagers and adults located in Palo Alto, Thursday evenings from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm. Cost is $30 per semester and class is open to experienced male and female Highland Dancers at the intermediate and advanced levels. Primary focus of the class is Highland Dance for performance purposes. Note: this is a non competitive dance oriented class. E-mail contact is

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


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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