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FALL CLASSES BEGINNING SOON!

KANSAS CITY, OMAHA AND LINCOLN

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Why choose Dowds Irish Dance Academy?

We are the Irish dance school in Omaha, Kansas City and Lincoln where students will be taught by a world champion Irish step dancer and former lead dancer with Riverdance who follows a proven traditional Irish method of instruction.  The Academy’s owner, Marty Dowds, was also a successful professional Irish dancer.  This makes a big difference to every student.  At our Academy you or your child will learn each step from a master.  His philosophy is that each student should be successful at each level before progressing to the next.  Those basic skills set the foundation for great dance and future success.

What do students and parents of students say about our instructor?

Parents surveyed for the Academy responded with resounding praise.  They said their kids really liked and respected their instructor.  The parents overwhelmingly felt our instructor challenged their child to do better, but was still compassionate and understanding.  They felt the level of excellence in instruction at Dowds Irish Dance Academy was exceptional.  Adult students also felt that Marty Dowds was an excellent instructor and have enjoyed Marty’s teaching and Irish humor.

Certified Instructor

Marty Dowds is a TCRG (Commission Certified Irish Dance Teacher) and the school is certified with Irish Dance Commission (An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha - CLRG) offering students the opportunity to competitively dance. Marty Dowds’ career in Irish dance started at the “late” age of 9.  During his competition years he won Worlds, All Ireland, Ulster and British Nationals competitions before heading off to dance professionally with Riverdance for 13 years. His combined Irish dance experience spans 24 years.  Many of those years were spent as a lead dancer. It’s his goal to pass on his love of Irish dance and culture to people of all backgrounds.

Bottom Line

You or your child want to receive excellent instruction in Irish step dancing in a positive, safe, friendly environment.    Where did the school’s teachers learn to Irish dance?  At Dowds Irish Dance Academy your teacher with 9 years of professional Irish step dance training in Ireland, certification from the CLRG, and 13 years of professional dance experience offers you or your child superior results and heck of a lot of fun in the process. Please call or email us today to visit the Academy, meet our instructor, students and parents, and attend a class for free.

Open House and Fall Classes

I can’t believe the school year is going to begin soon.  Summer seems like it just started.  Our open houses are a great way for you to come meet me, see the studio and have an opportunity to ask questions.  Our open house schedule is as follows:

Omaha – 9 August 3-5pm  at the Omaha Irish Cultural Center, 2436 South 120th Street, Omaha, NE

Omaha – 10 August 2-4pm  at the Omaha Irish Cultural Center, 2436 South 120th Street, Omaha, NE

Kansas City – 31 August 2-4pm  at 6106 Martway Street, Misssion, KS

Lincoln –   17 August 2-4pm at  Club Kicks, 4820 Rent Worth Dr # 3, Lincoln, NE 

Just to stay ahead of the curve here at Dowds Irish Dance, fall classes will be 1 September in Omaha, on 4 September in Kansas City and Lincoln on 7 September.  We’ve had a great summer and the students have been working hard.  So many new successes at competitions and personal achievements in class.  I’m looking forward to the start of our 4th year!