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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. 

Monday - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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.

Monday - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Novice - 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 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Wednesday - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Contact Us

376 Hendersonville Road, Suite 3
Asheville, NC 28803


Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance

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