Winter Irish Dance Extravaganza in Lafayette, IN

Free Irish dance classes are being offered at the Winter Irish Dance Extravaganza in Lafayette, IN. The event is a great opportunity to learn about traditional Irish dancing, meet new people, and participate in a fun weekend activity. Classes are available for preschoolers and beginners aged 2-17 at various locations. Come and join the fun-filled weekend of Irish dance!

Join us for FREE Irish dance classes at our studio. This event is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the traditional dance form. Whether you're a fan of dancing, making friends, or just looking for a fun and engaging weekend activity, the Irish Dance Extravaganza has something for everyone. Don't miss out on a weekend filled with vibrant culture, amazing dance, and unforgettable memories!

Schedule & Locations

Northend Community Ctr. Hartford Hub
2000 Elmwood Ave - Jesco Hills Community Room
 Lafayette, IN 47904

Friday Feb 2
5:30 - 6:00 Jump’n Jig Preschool Irish Dance for ages 2 - 5
6:00 - 6:45 Free Beginner Irish Dance Class for ages 6 - 17

Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North St.
Lafayette IN  47901

Saturday Feb 3
10:00 - 10:30 Jump’n Jig Preschool Irish Dance for ages 2 - 5
10:30 - 11:15 Free Beginner Irish Dance Class for ages 6 - 17
12:45 - 1:30  Free Beginner Irish Dance Class for Adults Ages 18+

Sunday Feb 4
12:00 - 12:45 Free Beginner Irish Dance Class for ages 6 - 17

Spaces are limited so sign up today and join us for a fun filled weekend of Irish dance!

Preschool Irish Dance Classes!
Interested in Irish Dance Classes for Ages 2 - 5?

Our dance program is perfect for little ones aged 2 to 5 who love to move and groove. Packed with rhythm, music, and play, preschoolers will develop coordination, confidence, and social skills.

Class sizes are limited.  Reserve your spot today!

Learn More and Register Here

Current Member Workshop Info

Ohio Winter Workshop
Ohio $75 per dancer.  Indiana is $60 per dancer  If you want to do both $100 per dancer.  You come to the sessions that apply to you.  After you register for your workshop, your account will be updated.  Payment will be due on or before January 10.  Discounts will be given to families with 3 or more dancers.

If you are a beginner dancer your Winter workhop will be $40 since there are less Beginner sessions.

Dancers from any studio location are welcome to any of the classes.  If you are in Ohio and want to travel with me, please let me know so I can make arrangements for car rental/hotel.  Be prepared to share the travel expenses.


Nationals Teams Practices
All dancers signed up to do solos will be assigned a team dance.  ALL Nationals dancers are required to participate in the entire workshop including the TEAMS practices.

Team Practice Schedule
Thursdays @ 6:30 - 7:30
    Jan 18, 25, Feb 1.
    Feb 8 will cover Teams, Award Dances and Championships
Saturdays ! 12:15 - 1:00
    Jan 13, 20, 27


Ohio Schedule
McGovern Irish Dance -  818 Linden Ave Dayton OH  45410


Indiana Schedule
Tippecanoe Arts Federation 638 North St.  Lafayette IN  47901


Thursday Jan. 11, 2024

5:45 - 6:30 Beginners 
6:30 - 7:15 Bun Grad/Beginner Adults
7:15 - 8:00 Ullmhuchan and up  Soft Shoe
8:00 -8:30 Ullmhuchan and up Hard Shoe


Friday Jan. 12, 2024
5:45 - 6:30 Beginners

6:30 - 7:15  Bun Grad/Beginner Adults
7:15 - 8:00 Ullmhuchan and up Soft Shoe
8:00 -8:30 Ullmhuchan and up Hard Shoe

Saturday Jan. 13, 2024
Regular Class Schedule, but all Nationals dancers should come to the 12:15 - 1:00 Ceil & Performance Team class


Sunday Jan. 14, 2024
1:00 - 1:45 Bun Grad
1:45 - 3:00 Teams
3:00 - 4:30 Ullmuchan/Mean Grad
4:30 - 6:00 Ard/Craobh

Monday Jan. 15, 2023
10:00 - 10:45 Bun Grad
10:45 - 12:45 Ullhmuchan/Mean Grad
12:45 - 1:15 Break for Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 Teams
2:15 - 4:15 Ards/Craobhs

Friday February 2, 2024
Northend Community Ctr. Hartford Hub

2000 Elmwood Ave - Jesco Hills Community Room
 Lafayette, IN 47904

5:30 - 6:00 Jump’n Jig Free Trial Class
6:00 - 6:45 Free Beginners Class
6:45 - 8:00 Bun - Mean Grad

Saturday February 3, 2024 (at the TAF)
10:00 - 10:30 Jump’n Jig Class Free Trial Class
10:30 - 11:15 - Free Beginners Class
11:15 - 12:30 Bun Grad/Level One
12:30 - 1:30 Ullmhuchan, Mean Grad, Ard Grad including adults

Sunday February 4, 2024 (at the TAF
12:00 - 12:45 Free Beginners Class
12:45 - 1:30 Bun Grad
1:30 - 2:15 Ullmhuchan and Up (including hardshoe work)

The workshop fee covers ALL of the above classes that apply to your level.  If your plan is to NOT take advantage of the workshop and  your classes coincide with the FREE TRIAL CLASS OFFERINGS, please come to your regularly scheduled class, or the one that most closely matches your level.  If you have questions ,please ask your instructor.

Friday's classes will be held at the Northend Community Center and Saturday and Sunday will be at the Tippecanor Arts Federation (TAF)


Travel to Indiana Schedule

Friday February 2 Leave Ohio

12 NOON Leave from studio -  ETA to hotel approx 2:00/3:00

Workshop 6:00 - 8:30

(there will be some sort of dinner - either ordered in room (pizza etc) or we might go somewhere right after which is another reason I want us to look put together if we stop in somewhere)


Sunday February 4, 2024

We would leave at approximately 2:30PM,  it just depends if there are things I need to take care of for current Indiana members.  It takes about 3 ish hours (not counting gas and potty stops to get to and from)


What to wear/pack for ALL CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Please bring your black white and pink MID gear for the workshops, NOT competition shirts, NOT St. Patrick's shirtsYou will be participating as a dancer as well as an instructor and I want us to look like a team and professional, If you don't have  "Official" MID gea then plain black white or pink clothing

  • I would prefer black leggings if you have them or black shorts. 

  • Make sure shorts are an appropriate length. 

     I have been noticing some of the shorts at the Dayton studio are getting a little too short.

  • Both pairs of shoes

  • Gym shoes you can dance in, in case your feet get tired and sore

  • Air mattress/sleeping bag pillows/blanket

  • Spending money for dinner/lunch/snack and incidentals and your travel money if you are traveling with me