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. Each year, students from the AFAD participate in our production of ‘Dance Offering’ at one of the large theatres in Cork City including the Cork Opera House or the Everyman Theatre - accompanied by professional dancers from Cork City Ballet. Other School activities include masterclasses with some of the world’s finest dancers and guest teachers.
Our mission is to nurture, train and educate young dancers and to inspire the future of dance training.
- Student focused: Students are at the heart of everything we do at the School and their training and welfare are the basis of all decisions.
- Innovative and pioneering: We approach all areas of our work with the utmost integrity.
- Promoting excellence: We strive to maintain the highest standards in dance training.
- One team: We support each other, creating a warm, nurturing environment for students to maximise their potential.