The Ruddock Academy of Irish Dancing opened it's doors in September 2017, with classes being taught in Newbury and Thatcham. 

The aim of the Ruddock Academy is to ensure that all students experience dance in a friendly, positive and safe environment. 

Whether you're attending classes for fun, fitness, or you want to become the next World Champion, we offer excellent tuition for all standards!

The Ruddock Academy of Irish Dancing currently offers classes to both adults and children aged 4+ in Newbury and Thatcham.

FIRST CLASS FREE to anyone who would like to come and give it a go!

Class Info

Why do Irish dancing?

There is an endless list of reasons why you should come and join one of our fantastic Irish dancing classes but we've put our favourite 5 below:

  • Make new friends
  • Excellent for fitness
  • Helps to build confidence and discipline
  • Learn a new skill
  • IT'S FUN!

Whether you're a beginner who wants to learn the basics or someone more experienced who wants to develop their talent, you'll find our dancing classes the perfect choice.


Is Irish Dancing for me?

Irish dancing is for anyone and everyone!

Our classes cater for both children and adults. The children's class is aimed for dancers aged 4 and over where teaching is focused on basic skills and choreography required for grades and competition dancing. Adult classes aim to teach traditional céili (team) dances which are danced at competitions and social events likes weddings and festivals!

If you're still not sure, come and give it a go. We offer the first class FREE!

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