Choose from Three Options
- $19 for four beginners' Irish dancing classes ($65 value)
- $29 for eight beginners' Irish dancing classes ($130 value)
- $39 for 12 beginners' Irish dancing classes ($195 value)
- See the class schedule
Painter Larson Academy of Irish Dance
Starting at age four, Michelle Larson dedicated herself to Irish dance, quickly ascending the ranks from regional to world championship-level dancing. But at 21, hungry for a change of pace, she focused her energy on interior design. It didn't take long, however, for the rhythmic patter of soft shoes to lure her back like a siren song, and in 1990 she founded the Painter Larson Academy of Irish Dance. Here, she trains children in Irish dance fundamentals, such as foot placement and timing, before teaching basic dances such as the light jig. Michelle's adult students learn these skills, too, as well as group dances that culminate in a traditional Irish dogpile.