Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance

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FORT WALTON BEACH, FL

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Ashley Breihan

TCRG 

Fort Walton Beach Director

Ashley Breihan, TCRG, has over 17 years of dance and competition experience. She aims to share her passion for the sport by encouraging dancers to set and reach their competitive goals through her dedication to Irish dance instruction.

Cindy Brainerd

TCRG

Fort Walton Beach Instructor

With over 20 years of experience in education and Irish dance instruction, Cindy Brainerd, TCRG, creates a unique learning environment by fostering a sense of community amongst dancers and their families.

Classes

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. Ages 5+.

Monday - 4:30pm to 5:15pm

Intermediate I Class

The Intermediate I class is suited for Beginner dancers with 1+ year of 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 - 5:15pm to 6:30pm

Intermediate II Class

This class is geared toward Advanced Beginner and Novice level dancers. Dancers will advance in soft shoe and hard shoe step work while focusing on perfecting their technique.

Tuesday - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Thursday - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Advanced Class

This class is for 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 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Thursday - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Champion Class

Open to dancers who are competing at major championships such as the Oireachtas, National Championships, and World Championships. Dancers will be challenged with more advanced skills and step work in order to meet their competitive goals.

Tuesday - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Contact Us

5 Eglin Parkway NE

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Email: fwb@carpenteririshdance.com