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Amanda Carpenter

TCRG, Director

With over 20 years of competitive, performance, and instructional experience, Amanda Carpenter Gilleland, TCRG has developed her passion for Irish Dance. Through her creativity and drive, she aims to provide the highest quality Irish Dancing experience for all students.




As both a dancer and a musician, Peter Gardner brings a unique element to the academy. His attention to detail and innovative mind cultivates a fun and focused environment where dancers feel confident to express themselves.


All dancers are evaluated by our certified staff to determine class placement. Instructors will place students in the class that best suits their needs.

Beginner Class

The Beginner Class is open to students ages 4 & up. This class is designed for new, Beginner, and Advanced Beginner dancers. Dancers in the Beginner Class are taught the fundamental movements and motions of Irish Dance in a fun and focused environment.

Beginner I Soft Shoe

Wednesday - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Beginner II Soft Shoe

Wednesday - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Beginner Hard Shoe

Monday - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Intermediate Class

The Intermediate Class is open to students at the Novice and Prizewinner level. Dancers will work on more challenging material in both soft and hard shoe dances while perfecting their technique.

Intermediate Soft Shoe

Tuesday - 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Intermediate Hard Shoe

Thursday - 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Champion Class

The Champion Class is open to competitive dancers at the Preliminary and Open Championship level. Students will receive more in-depth and vigorous training with an emphasis on technique, style, and fitness. All Champion Classes aim to prepare dancers for local, national, and world championship competitions throughout the year.

Champ I Soft Shoe

Tuesday - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Champ II Soft Shoe

Tuesday - 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Champ I Set Class

Wednesday - 6:45pm to 7:45pm

Champ II Set Class

Wednesday - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Champ I Hard Shoe

Thursday - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Champ II Hard Shoe

Thursday - 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Adult Class

Our Adult class runs for several 6-week periods throughout the year. This class is geared towards dancers 18 & up and highlights fun and fitness through Irish dance training.

Contact for class availability

Contact Us

4296 Old Suwanee Road, Suite 1

Buford, GA 30518

Email: amanda@carpenteririshdance.com

Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance

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