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All dancers are evaluated by our certified staff to determine class placement. Instructors will place students in the class that best suits their needs. Please note that competition level does not always dictate class placement.

Beginner Class


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

Mondays - 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Advanced Beginner Class

This class is suited for dancers with previous Irish Dance experience. These dancers will continue to build on their soft shoe and hard shoe skills.

Soft Shoe

Mondays - 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Hard Shoe

Wednesdays - 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Intermediate/Advanced Class

This class are for Novice dancers and up and focuses on helping dancers achieve their competitive goals through an emphasis on technique, style and fitness. 

Mondays - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Wednesdays - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Adult Class

This class is for any new or returning adult dancers who want to learn the basic skills and step work of Irish Dance. This class will focus on solo steps and team dances and building community through dance. 

Wednesdays - 7:30pm to 8:30pm




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.


Contact Us

55 Shiloh Rd Unit 4

Asheville, NC 28803


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