Welcome To Alan Foley Academy Of Dance
Founded in 1991, the Alan Foley Academy of Dance has branches in Skibbereen, Bantry, Clonakilty and Carrigaline. Under the direction of Alan Foley, the School offers a complete range of classes for young children and teens who wish to pursue recreational dance instruction in a supportive and encouraging setting.
West Cork’s premier academy of dance
classes and locations
Classes at the Alan Foley Academy of Dance are held throughout the week in various centres in West Cork and Carrigaline.
Children are taken from 3 years of age and are taught a diverse range of subjects including classical ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop dance by teachers including Miss Ciara and Alan Foley.more about our classes
book a class
All new students can avail of a trial class by simply filling out the attached form and paying €15. This fee will then be deducted from the overall term fee if the child decides to take up their place in the school.book a trial class
Learning and training with the Alan Foley Academy of Dance was an absolute highlight of my life growing up. I trained with the school for 8 years and it was always my favourite time of the week. The training I received was invaluable. Through the encouragement and nurturing from my teachers, what I thought could only be a hobby, blossomed into a full-time dance career. Thanks to the fabulous training I received I was able to set my sights on my dreams.
Kevin HayesProfessional dancer/teacher
I trained at the Alan Foley Academy of Dance from the age of twelve, and my experience there has stood to me in terms of the discipline and dedication I have in my new chosen subjects at Trinity College, Dublin, where I am now studying Business and Economics. The knowledge I gained at the AFAD has been invaluable to me and I am now a proud member of the dance team at Trinity College where my passion and love for dancing continues to shine.
Elena O’ DonovanBusiness & Economics Student at Trinity College, Dublin
It’s hard to think of an aspect of my life now that isn’t affected by the lessons I learned in the AFAD. Aside from the discipline and love of hard work dancing taught me, it gave me a means of expressing myself, something so important, especially as a teenager. Miss Ciara’s class was my favourite place in the world for years, and I would look forward to every Friday – not for the weekend, but the two hours I’d spend perfecting my pliés, dancing away my worries and just having fun.