About Ardan Academy

Welcome to the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, where we nurture the love for Irish dance in a friendly and supportive environment. Our dedicated team of talented teachers and staff are committed to helping students reach their full potential in both dance and life. With a strong foundation in traditional Irish dance techniques and a focus on personal growth, our students excel both on and off the dance floor.

Our Team

The Ardan Academy boasts an exceptional team of experienced and passionate teachers who have dedicated their lives to the art of Irish dance. Our instructors are certified by the Irish Dancing Commission and have achieved remarkable accomplishments in their own dancing careers. They strive to inspire, motivate, and bring out the best in each of our students.

Meet our talented team:

  • John Heinzman II, A.D.C.R.G.
  • Liz Heinzman, T.C.R.G.
  • Marie Heinzman T.M.R.F.
  • Kitty Heinzman T.M.R.F.
  • Shannon Thoms T.C.R.G.
  • Jourdy Bancroft, TCRG
  • Christopher Stefani, TCRG
  • Megan McParland-May
  • Kimberly Bell Darke
  • Brenna Kummer
  • Michaela Cosgrove

For more information about our teachers and their backgrounds, please visit our [Teachers] page.

Join the Ardan Academy Community

Embrace the vibrant spirit of Ardan Academy by becoming a member or logging in to our thriving online community. This interactive platform, powered by Open Social, has been designed to bring together students, faculty, and alumni to celebrate the joy of Irish dance. Unite with fellow dance enthusiasts, share your experiences, and contribute to engaging social posts that will boost our website and showcase the unique essence of the Ardan Academy. Sign up or log in now to explore the exciting world of the Ardan Academy School of Irish Dance community.

Ceili Dancing

Experience the fun and camaraderie of Ceili dancing at Ardan Academy! Our Ceili classes, led by the wonderful Kitty Heinzman, are perfect for those interested in trying Irish dance without the pressure of solo steps or competition. These traditional folk dances have a "follow-the-leader" pattern that new dancers can quickly pick up, and the lively atmosphere is perfect for making new friends and memories. Come and try Ceili dancing - we're confident you'll love it!

Ardán Academy of Irish Dance Booster Club

Support the Ardan Academy family by joining our Booster Club for just $15 per year! Our Booster Club holds numerous events throughout the year to support our dancers and their families, and your membership grants you access to several benefits and discounts. Become a part of our extended family and help us continue to create memorable experiences for our community.

Get Started with Ardan Academy

If you or someone you know would like to get started dancing, know more about our classes, or would like to book our Irish dancers for a performance at your next event, please contact:

We look forward to welcoming you to the Ardan Academy family and sharing our passion for Irish dance with you!