Southern Academy of Irish Dance - VA

Southern Academy of Irish Dance - VA Southern Academy of Irish Dance has Irish dance lessons for children and adults in Fauquier County, Frederick County and Loudoun County, VA

#thejoyofmovement #theheartoflife #justdance #irishdance #irishdancetogether #dancerlife #dancelife #danceforever #irish...
06/16/2020

#thejoyofmovement #theheartoflife #justdance #irishdance #irishdancetogether #dancerlife #dancelife #danceforever #irishdancelife #irishdancing

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:Megan Brosan.Megan is a senior at Stone Bridge High School and will be studying psychology at James Mad...
06/10/2020

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:
Megan Brosan.

Megan is a senior at Stone Bridge High School and will be studying psychology at James Madison University in the fall. She has loved every second of her 14 year dance career and has enjoyed making so many memories with her studio. Over the years she has loved traveling to feiseanna with her sisters, walking in the Washington DC and Manassas Virginia St. Patrick’s day parades, performing around the community, competing at Nationals, and being on two World Championships teams and numerous Oireachtas teams. Most importantly she loved going to feiseana with all of her friends and cheering on all of the younger dancers. She recalls looking up to the “older girls” in the studio as a young dancer and is honored to be a role model for SAID’s younger dancers. Her favorite memory was coming off the stage after qualifying for her first Nationals to be greeted with warm hugs from her teachers.

Megan is a joy to teach. She always arrives prepared for class and has a positive attitude. Her teamwork, organization and commitment to excellence exemplifies her great work ethic. We have loved watching her perform not only with professional groups Gaelic Storm and Cherish the Ladies, but also in our local libraries, schools, fire stations, assisted living homes, and local businesses. Megan is a natural leader, a reliable and confident dance captain who has led many performances.
Outside of dance, Megan was involved in her county’s youth advisory council, her community swim team, and a member of her school’s National Honor Society.
Megan would like to thank her teachers for the constant encouragement and helping her reach her goals and all her classmates and friends for pushing her to be her best. We know Megan will always remember her roots, and we can’t wait to see her spread her wings and fly.

Please join us in congratulating @megan_brosan on her graduation day today!

#2020senior #graduation #2020seniorspotlight #graduate #senior #irishdancer #rolemodel #teacher #leader #dancecaptain #friend #positiveattitude #achiever #believeinyourself #southernacademyofirishdance #irishdancetogether #irishdancefriendsarethebestfriend #idm #idtana

When trying to explain the floor pattern of a step on zoom, sometimes a drawn map helps. #dryeraseboard #whichwaydoigo #...
06/05/2020

When trying to explain the floor pattern of a step on zoom, sometimes a drawn map helps.
#dryeraseboard #whichwaydoigo #drawtheroute #irishdancing #irishdancetogether #idm #themaphelps #useeveryresource #irishdancelife #irishdancetraining #slipjig

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.-Martin Luther King Jr. #blackouttuesday
06/03/2020

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.-Martin Luther King Jr.
#blackouttuesday

We know it is blackout Tuesday. We will post a black picture later today. We had planned for a month to honor one of our...
06/02/2020

We know it is blackout Tuesday. We will post a black picture later today. We had planned for a month to honor one of our seniors today, because it’s her 18th birthday! 🎂
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Ava Proehl.

Ava is a senior at Freedom High School and is headed to University of Virginia, (UVA), in the fall to study Business (with a possible double major in Psychology or minor in Spanish). She has been dancing "for the joy of it" since 2009. She has so many favorite memories: participating in the Washington, DC, St. Patrick's Day parade; being a member of two Worlds teams and a member of numerous Oireachtas ceili teams; competing at feiseanna in VA, MD, DE, NJ, and PA; performing at community events; and dancing with Gaelic Storm and Cherish the Ladies. In addition, it has meant so much to Ava to mentor SAID's younger dancers. She says she will miss all of her dance family at Southern Academy. Ava plans to continue to help our dancers and teams through her college years.

Ava has been a true role model during her high school years but especially during quarantine. She helps us stay positive, makes videos for younger dancers, and she is a fabulous leader for our fitness Friday classes! Ava is also pursuing grade exam 11, having completed the first 10 with As! We have watched her grow into a remarkable young lady. Ava is amazing at balancing school with AP classes, track, Irish dance, and DECA. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. We know she will always remember her roots and we can’t wait to see her spread her wings and fly.

Please join us in giving her the praise she deserves as a senior with a comment or emoji. ❤️🎉🎓 Let’s give this dancing queen an 18th birthday to remember! 👑 @avacad0_o @treemacpro
#2020senior #2020seniorspotlight #graduate #senior #irishdancer #rolemodel #teacher #leader #friend #positiveattitude #achiever #believeinyourself #18inquarantine #18thbirthday #southernacademyofirishdance #irishdancetogether #irishdancefriendsarethebestfriends

We love this sketch by our friend @stylishsketchesbyshelley. Shelley is a fabulous artist and a creative genius! ❤️ We b...
06/02/2020

We love this sketch by our friend @stylishsketchesbyshelley. Shelley is a fabulous artist and a creative genius! ❤️ We believe in diversity, inclusion, and love. No one is better than anyone else and everyone is equal.
#togetherwejumphigher #everyoneisequal #stylishsketchesbyshelley #abeautifulmessage #teachingmorethandance #bekind #lovenothate #irishdancetogether #showlove #spreadkindness #positvity #peace #wearestrongertogether

We would like to thank @cabeacademy for being our 1000th follower!!! They will receive a $10.00 gift card!! Thank you to...
05/26/2020

We would like to thank @cabeacademy for being our 1000th follower!!! They will receive a $10.00 gift card!! Thank you to ALL our followers!! More prizes every 100th follower to 2000!! 🎉🎁💲🎊💐
#1000thfollower #thankyouforfollowing #winner #10dollargiftcard #cabeacademy #irishdanceschool #irishdancefriends #southernacademyofirishdance #irishdancetogether #prizesforfollowers #irishdancelife🍀 #irishdanceforlife

Memorial Day: We remember all those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We honor them. We never forget. For e...
05/25/2020

Memorial Day: We remember all those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We honor them. We never forget. For everyone who lost someone in service, we lift you up always, but especially today. For Lt Michael Murphy, thank you to those who completed the MURPH wod. If you haven’t done it, please consider it and think of all those who gave their lives:
1 mile run
100 pull ups
200 push ups
300 squats
1 mile run
Please comment the name of a friend or family member you lost in service and we will honor them today and always. ❤️🇺🇸💙🇺🇸
#memorialday #honorthefallen #rememberthesoldiers #murphchallenge #memorialdaymurph #irishdancershonorthefallen #southerndancers #southernacademyofirishdance #irishdancers #irishdanceforlife #rememberthefallen

There were to be many feiseanna this weekend. It is difficult to miss some of our favorite competitions. We will all be ...
05/24/2020

There were to be many feiseanna this weekend. It is difficult to miss some of our favorite competitions. We will all be together again. Let’s stay positive and know the best is yet to come. Please comment what your favorite feis is on memorial weekend. 👇🏻#dancingthroughlife #dancingthroughquarantine #irishdancetogether #clrg #bestisyettocome #staypositive #thistooshallpass #irishdancing #strongertogether #teachingmorethandance #positiveattitude #feislife #missingfeisweekends #irishdancefriends

A huge congratulations to a former Southern Academy Dancer, Kate Williams, who was married on Sunday!  Introducing Ben a...
05/20/2020

A huge congratulations to a former Southern Academy Dancer, Kate Williams, who was married on Sunday! Introducing Ben and Kate Sullivan!! Congrats to the lovely couple!! And of course some Irish dancing at the wedding ❤️ @k.sulllivan
#irishdancerwedding #williamstosullivan #weddingday #misstomrs #mrandmrssullivan #covidwedding #maskson #irishdancerslovetoperform #beautifulbrides #sullibratebenandkate

05/15/2020

Costume day for beginners. Listen to what they say ❤️❤️❤️ comment below on your favorite costume!! #irishdancefun #creativecostumes #irishdancevirginia #makeirishdancefun #teachingmorethandance #irishdance #irishdancebeginners #irishdancers #irishdancelife #irishdancezoom #dressupfordance #iloveirishdance #livetodance

Last week, a few of us made a sweet 16 birthday even sweeter! We surprised Kate with a social distance birthday!! And fr...
05/13/2020

Last week, a few of us made a sweet 16 birthday even sweeter! We surprised Kate with a social distance birthday!! And frisbee is the best social distance party game!! Our dancers are family and we love celebrating birthdays any way we can! #socialdistancebirthday #birthdaysurprise #sweet16 #irishdancefriends #irishdancefriendsarethebestfriends #cantkeepusapart #frisbeeforthewin #playfrisbee #socialdistancehugs #16inquarantine #irishdanceismorethandancing #teachingmorethandance #friendsforlife #irishdancefamily #irishdancevirginia #irishdancewestvirginia #irishdanceforever #irishdancerbirthday

This Mother’s Day, we send happy wishes to all the mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, moms-to-be...
05/10/2020

This Mother’s Day, we send happy wishes to all the mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, moms-to-be, those trying to be moms, and those who fill shoes as moms. We hope your day has been filled with love and blessings. Thank you to all our Southern Academy moms for being supportive and encouraging to your children. #mothersday #mothersday2020 #irishdancemoms #celebratemoms #loveyourmom #weloveourmoms #momsforthewin #momstodayandeveryday #honormom #southernacademyofirishdance #southernisourname #irishdancingisourgame #irishdancevirginia #irishdanceforlife #irishdanceforever #weloveirishdance #irishdancefamily

We wish Mrs. Denise the happiest of birthdays!!! From supporting our dancers at Oireachtas, to participating in EVERY St...
05/04/2020

We wish Mrs. Denise the happiest of birthdays!!! From supporting our dancers at Oireachtas, to participating in EVERY St. Patrick’s Day Parade, to performing WITH her dancers, to attending feises, and now teaching classes online...she goes above and beyond for every dancer!! She truly brings JOY to all her students. She is a leader, a friend, a teacher with the biggest heart and reminds us to always be mentally flexible! Swipe to the end to see Mrs. Denise as a young dancer ❤️☘️ thanks to @qtippmama @christinefry87 and Leslie B for some of the pictures!
#maythefourthbeyourbirthday #maythefourth #happybirthday #irishdancefamily #irishdancebirthday #youteachussomuch #teachingmorethandance #irishdanceteacher #bestirishdanceteachersever #bestirishdanceschool #irishdancevirginia #irishdancewestvirginia #irishdance

05/04/2020
Lord of the Dance

What an amazing video!!! Original cast and so much talent!!! 🤩❤️👏🏻

Follow Your Dream, Day #322: Dance For Hope II -- The OG Troupe

Please share this video. It comes with a special note from the original 1996 Troupe:
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We are the original troupe of Lord of the Dance and we need your help!

In honour of our loved ones affected by Covid-19, Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and their amazing carers, please join with us to raise money for Dementia and Alzheimer’s charities in our home countries of Ireland, the UK and the USA, by making any donation you can….

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/danceforhope

… because when lockdown lifts, most people will get back to normal life. But for carers of people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s...lockdown *is* normal life.

Carers are often confined to the house as they cannot leave their loved one alone, and often become increasingly isolated from family, friends and society. This can be their life, not just for months but for many years.

Our nominated charities are:

* The Alzheimer Society of Ireland - www.alzheimer.ie
* Dementia UK - www.dementiauk.org
* The Alzheimer's Association of America – www.alz.org

Reunite, remember, dance, sing, laugh, cry and donate -- for hope.
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In 1996, Michael Flatley assembled the greatest team of Irish dancers the world had ever seen. Many of them left their jobs to take a chance on Michael; they believed in him when no one else did, and they had only ten weeks to build a show -- or the dream would die forever.

The show: LORD OF THE DANCE.

It worked.

The 1996 #LordOfTheDance OG Troupe are the rock stars of the Irish dance world. They achieved the impossible: the billion-dollar dance show.

No one has seen them perform for years. In some cases, decades.

Now, at last -- they return.

This #IrishDance video is dedicated to the medical personnel and essential front-line services keeping us all safe. They are the true heroes, and it is for them that the OG Troupe assembles now to pay tribute.

#FollowYourDream

We visited and wished one of our families farewell today as they prepare for their move from Virginia to Colorado. Our d...
05/03/2020

We visited and wished one of our families farewell today as they prepare for their move from Virginia to Colorado. Our dance families are forever so we wanted to make sure they knew they are forever dancing in our hearts! Thank you to @stylishsketchesbyshelley for their beautiful send off gifts!! 3 personalized Luggage tags, an 8x10 print, a coffee mug, and a tumbler. Beautiful work!
#irishdancefamily #irishdancefriendsforlife #irishdanceforever #irishdancing #idm #stylishsketchesbyshelley #virginiatocolorado #foreverdancinginourhearts #southernfamily #southernacademyofirishdance

Happy International Dance Day!! Way back Wednesday: Our teachers, Mrs. Denise (1984 World Championships and Mrs. Kristin...
04/30/2020

Happy International Dance Day!! Way back Wednesday: Our teachers, Mrs. Denise (1984 World Championships and Mrs. Kristin (1991 World Championships). #internationaldanceday #waybackwednesday #irishdancing #idm #irishdancersforlife #irishdancersforever #lovetoirishdance #clrgworlds #irishdancememories #irishdanceteacher #irishdancevirginia #irishdancewestvirginia #ireland

Happy International Dance Day!! Way back Wednesday: Our teachers, Mrs. Denise (1984 World Championships) and Mrs. Kristi...
04/30/2020

Happy International Dance Day!! Way back Wednesday: Our teachers, Mrs. Denise (1984 World Championships) and Mrs. Kristin (1991 World Championships). #internationaldanceday #waybackwednesday #irishdancing #idm #irishdancersforlife #irishdancersforever #lovetoirishdance #clrgworlds #irishdancememories #irishdanceteacher #irishdancevirginia #irishdancewestvirginia #ireland

We are so honored that our very own Garet was chosen as the feis app dancer of the month! Thank you for the amazing arti...
04/27/2020

We are so honored that our very own Garet was chosen as the feis app dancer of the month! Thank you for the amazing article, @feistheapp. We appreciate you!!! ❤️👏🏻🎶David, thank you for inspiring all dancers, especially Garet. 😍@davidgeaney94
#irishdancerdreamsbig #irishdancevirginia #garetzagorski #irishdancers #idm #bemotivated #beinspired #irishdancechamp #littlemanbigdreams #southernacademyofirishdance

#stongertogether #keepdancing #irishdancefamily #wecareaboutourdancers #staystrong #stayhome #staysafe #quarantineirishd...
04/24/2020

#stongertogether #keepdancing #irishdancefamily #wecareaboutourdancers #staystrong #stayhome #staysafe #quarantineirishdance #teachingmorethandance #irishdanceathome

04/24/2020
Happy birthday 🎶

Happy birthday to 3 of our dancers!

We hope you had a great birthday and enjoyed the singing during zoom class!

Memory TRAYning! It’s the  memory tray game! Dance teachers: play this with your students on zoom to increase memory ski...
04/22/2020

Memory TRAYning! It’s the memory tray game! Dance teachers: play this with your students on zoom to increase memory skills! Put 30 items on a tray, show the items for 30 seconds, then ask dancers to write down as many items as possible that they remember. (They can write in a piece of paper, or type it in the chat box)! Then, have dancers’ family members make trays at home, cover with a towel, then uncover to play at home with everyone! What is easiest to remember? The bright colors? The bigger items? How can you remember more items? Have fun!! Congrats to Lara, Abby S, & Maggie and Zuzu for making trays right after class! ❤️👏🏻
#memorytray #memorytraining #memorygame #trainyourbrain #memoryskills #memoryskillsgame #teachingmorethandance #southernacademyofirishdance #southernirishdancers #irishdancevirginia #irishdancewestvirginia #irishdancezoomstyle #irishdanceismorethandancing #lifeskills #buildingskills #buildingskillsforlife

Be yourself. #beyourself #trustyourself #beunique #beyou #youareyou #loveyoujustthewayyouare #youmatter #youarebeautiful...
04/20/2020

Be yourself.
#beyourself #trustyourself #beunique #beyou #youareyou #loveyoujustthewayyouare #youmatter #youarebeautiful #bethebestyou #lovewhoyouare #youareworthit

We have many pictures to post from our successful “Dance Master Road Trip” for throwback Thursday! Our dancers were beyo...
04/17/2020

We have many pictures to post from our successful “Dance Master Road Trip” for throwback Thursday! Our dancers were beyond happy to see us!! We love our dance family!! Stay tuned for a complete video collage. And Mrs. Kristin danced 17 times today!! Keep dancing! ❤️☘️🎶
#throwbackthursday #irishdancingthroughquarantine #irishdancefamily #southernacademyofirishdance #southernirishdancefamily #irishdancevirginia #irishdancewestvirginia #irishdancewithyourteacher #irishdance #irishdancing #lovetoirishdance #webringirishdancetoyou #socialdistancedancetogether #irishdanceinyourdriveway #irishdancemasters #irishdancewarrenton #irishdanceculpepper #irishdancebealeton #irishdancefrontroyal #irishdancevienna #irishdancesterling #irishdanceashburn #irishdancegainesvilleva #irishdancebristow #irishdancepurcellville #irishdanceleesburg #irishdancealdie #irishdancesouthriding #irishdancewinchester #irishdancecharlestownwv

Our dance teachers are doing a throwback Thursday! Taking it back to our roots when the dance master visited the towns a...
04/16/2020

Our dance teachers are doing a throwback Thursday! Taking it back to our roots when the dance master visited the towns and taught dancers. We are all over northern Virginia and West Virginia today visiting our students from a safe distance. Stay tuned for videos of our visits!
#throwbackthursday #visitingourdancers #wemissyou #irishdancevirginia #irishdancewestvirginia #southernacademyofirishdance #weloveirishdance #irishdancinginthedriveway #bringingirishdancetoyou #irishdance #irishdancing #welovetoirishdance #milesandmilesforirishdance #idm

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23521 Overland Dr
Sterling, VA
20166

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Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00

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I will be bringing THE LIFFEY RIVERS IRISH DANCER MYSTERIES to the McGrath Feis on April 22nd. Hope to meet up with some of you then. You can go to www.liffeyrivers.com to have a look at the books. See you soon!
For those going to Tall Oaks Assisted Living tomorrow: The address listed on Sign Up Genius is different from Tall Oaks website. Sign Up Genius has the address as 12022 N Shore Dr Reston but I found the number address to be 12052. 12022 is the address for Tall Oaks Shopping Center.
We just happened to be going through the drive-thru at CFA tonight. Such a treat to see such talented dancers while we waited!