The Culkin School of Irish Dance was founded iCulkin Claddagh Logon 1997 by Sean and Denise Culkin. At the start, Sean taught classes out of a church basement in Bethesda. Since then, the school has expanded and we now have locations in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Rockville, Kensington, and Glen Echo Park, Maryland with nearly 350 students.
The school prides itself on it’s sense of community and has been able to foster relationships that last a life time through the ties of Irish culture and the interest in Irish dance.
At the Culkin School of Irish Dance, we teach the tradition of Irish dance and music. If your dancer is interested in competing, we will prepare them to compete with confidence and pride. If you’re interested in learning more about Irish dancing, music and culture it is time for you to join the Culkin School!
Our mission is to pass on the tradition of Irish dance, teach the basics of dance and the music it is danced to and to have fun while we learn. While competition is not the sole focus of our school, we prepare students who wish to compete so that they can do so to the best of their ability. If a dancer chooses not to compete, we provide many opportunities for them to utilize the skills they have learned by participating in ceilis and/or performances scheduled throughout the year.