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Heather Gallagher


Asheville Director

A lover of musical theatre and Irish dance, Heather Gallagher brings her unique theatrical creativity to the Carpenter Academy. Her experience in the theatre helps students express themselves through dance in unique ways while also staying true to traditional Irish Dance.


All dancers are evaluated by our certified staff to determine which class would best suit their needs. Be aware that competition level does not determine class placement.

Beginner Class

The Beginner Class is designed to introduce new students to the unique style of Irish Dance. Students will learn basic skills and step work. 

Beginner Soft Shoe

Monday - 5:15pm to 6:00pm

Advanced Beginner Class

The Advanced Beginner Class is suited for dancers with previous Irish Dance experience. These dancers will continue to build on their soft shoe skills and stepwork and will also be introduced to basic hard shoe movements.

Advanced Beginner Soft Shoe

Monday - 5:15pm to 6:30pm

Advanced Beginner Hard Shoe

Wednesday - 5:45pm to 6:45pm

Advanced Grades - Champ Class

This class is for Novice, Prizewinner, Preliminary Champion, and Open Champion Level dancers and focuses on helping dancers achieve their competitive goals through an emphasis on technique, style, and fitness.

Monday - 6:45pm to 8:30pm

Wednesday - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Friday - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Contact Us

55 Shiloh Rd Unit 4

Asheville, NC 28803


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