Céad Míle Fáilte

"One hundred thousand welcomes"

 

Where it all began...

Riverdance - Eurovision 1994 (skip ahead to 2:10)

 

The best of the best

Jig - 2010 World Championship Documentary

 

A little bit of fun!

World Champions showing why they're the best!

 

Irish Dance

With its intricate, fast-paced, rhythmic footwork and precise timing, Irish Dancing is an exciting, constantly evolving dance form with a long history and a strong sense of tradition.

Practiced in Ireland for many centuries, it wasn’t until Riverdance was first performed in Dublin at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, that it captured the world’s attention.

Today thousands regularly attend Irish Dance classes - both solo dancing and teams (traditional ceili dancing and contemporary choreography).

Celtic Academy

Celtic Academy is primarily located in Victoria Park - south of the Swan River and close to Perth's CBD. Victoria Park classes are currently being held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Additional classes are held in the Perth hills suburb of Karragullen on a Tuesday.

Celtic Academy is registered with AIDA Inc. – Australian Irish Dancing Association and An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha - The World Irish Dancing Commission in Dublin, Ireland.

Siobhan Collis T.C.R.G.

Siobhan has danced for over 20 years - competing on the state, national and international stage. She began her Irish Dance career at the Joyce Studio in Perth at the age of six. Following closure of the school in 2003, she moved to Trinity Studio where she danced and competed for a further 12 years.

Siobhan is also an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a strong background in exercise rehabilitation and strength and conditioning.

Opening an Irish Dance school of her own has always been an ambition.

"I’m blessed to have the opportunity to pass on my love of dancing to a new generation of wee Irish dancers.”

Qualifications

Teagascóir Choimisiúin le Rinci Gaelacha (Commission Certified Irish Dance Teacher)

Bachelor of Science - Exercise & Health (University of Western Australia)

Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science (University of Western Australia)

Accredited Exercise Physiologist
ESSA (Exercise & Sport Science Australia) 

 

Our Emblem: 
Crann Bethadh - The Tree of Life

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The Celts believed the Tree of Life possessed special powers and credited it with qualities including wisdom, strength and longevity.

Just as the Tree of Life is associated with spiritual growth, Celtic Academy aims to nurture its students - setting and achieving goals, building self-confidence and encouraging life-long friendships. 

Come join us at Celtic Academy to dance, make friends and most importantly, have fun! Irish Dancing is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step!