Welcome to The Clifford-Lightley Academy of Irish Dance

Established in 1968 by Mrs. Kathleen Clifford A.D.C.R.G., and run today in conjunction with her daughter, Ms. Sinéad Lightley T.C.R.G., who is an original Riverdance cast member, the Irish Dancing school has grown across the Irish Sea from the UK to Ireland.

Classes are held in Balbriggan and Stamullen in ireland and in Northampton and Coventry in the UK. All classes are taught by fully qualified teachers with An Coimisiún Rincí Gaelacha.

Stamullen & Balbriggan, Ireland
Wednesday4.00pm - 5.30pm (Beginners)
4.00pm - 6.00pm (Advanced) | St Teresa's Primary School, Balbriggan
Thursday5.00pm - 6.00pm (Beginners)
5.00pm - 7.00pm (Advanced) | St Patrick's GAA, Stamullen
Saturday10.00am - 11.00pm (Beginners)
10.00am - 12.00pm (Advanced) | St Patrick's GAA, Stamullen
Northampton & Kettering, UK
Tuesday6.00pm - 6.30pm (4-7 years)
6.30pm - 8.00pm (7+ years) | St Matthews Parish Hall, Northampton
Wednesday6.00pm - 7.30pm | Ashby School of Dance, 2 Clare Street, Northampton
Wednesday7.30pm - 8.30pm | NEW Adult Class | Ashby School of Dance


❗Following the advice of the government, due to COVID-19, we are temporarily closed until further notice❗

Easter: Closed 7th April - Open 22nd April
May Bank Holiday: Closed 30th April - Open 5th May

EASTER CAMP: Sat 18th April, 10am - 4pm: €40

SHOW 2020: 6th June, Liberty Theatre, Dublin

REHEARSALS: 19th April, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st May

Register for Classes

Registration Days for the coming year


Saturday, August 31st
10am - 12pm, St. Patrick's GAA


Wednesday, September 4th at Class

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The Clifford-Lightley Academy is a member of An Comisiún.

Classes are taught
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Following government guidelines in regards to Covid-19 our studio classes are suspended until further notice.

We are currently teaching classes online.
If you would like more information please contact Miss Sinéad on
086 337 1187

We look forward to seeing you all soon.