The Brightburn Academy of Irish Dance is a CLRG affiliated Irish Dance School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, just outside of picturesque Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We offer classes for dancers from 4 years old on up, including a variety of adult dance options.  We are excited to share the beauty, the grace, the strength, the fitness, and the passion of Irish Dance with You!




This class is for children ages 4-5 years old who have no prior dance experience.   Classes consist of teaching basic Irish Dance skills through games and play.




This class is for our Pre-Beginners who have "graduated" as well as any child age 6 and up who has no experience in Irish Dance. 


3:30-4:30pm:  Soft Shoe

4:30-5:30pm:  Hard Shoe  (For those whom the teacher has determined can start Hard Shoe)


This class is for dancers who know both their beginner reel and beginner light jig, minimum. 


4:30-6:00pm, Thursdays 

& 4:30-6:00pm, Fridays

This class is for dancers who know all of their 4 beginner soft shoe dances, as well as their novice reel and novice light jig, minimum. 



6:00-8:00pm, Thursdays

6:00-8:00pm, Fridays

This class is for dancers who have reached the preliminary or open championship level of dancers. 

Adult Solo Fitness



No prior dance experience required!

Adult Ceili Fitness

This is a social group dancing class based on the 30 traditional Ceili dances done within Irish culture.

Due to New Mexico health restrictions, this class is currently not meeting, but we will update this schedule in the future as conditions allow.

Upcoming Events

During the month of January, we are celebrating New Mexico's 109th birthday as part of the US.  Brightburn Academy is New Mexico True! 


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