Social Dancing classes are a fantastic way for participants to enjoy Irish culture in a fun, interactive atmosphere. Along with teaching dancing, Mary Beth is a DELTA-qualified English Language teacher, and has worked with international groups for over 15 years. She has taught at University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Columbia University’s American Language Program in New York City, and at the Wellington Institute of Technology in New Zealand.

Social dancing (also called céilí dancing) provides learners with the opportunity to interact in a relaxed environment. Although participants will begin the dance with one partner, they will change partners often throughout the set, as is the nature of traditional Irish social dancing. This gives them the chance to meet and interact with many participants. As a team-building activity for corporate groups, Irish dancing provides a fun framework for communication and relationship-building. Additionally, dancing helps international learners improve their listening skills as they take instruction from the teacher.

With her experience as a language teacher and dancing teacher, Mary Beth can explain the dances in a way that participants can understand, in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The goal is participation and enjoyment rather than perfection!

Mary Beth also works with school groups, corporate groups, hen parties, and wedding parties. Past groups include Workday Dublin, Google Dublin, Facebook Dublin, Decathlon Ireland, Kildare County Library and Arts Service, Kaplan International English, ELSA Summer Law School Maynooth, Friends of the Elderly, Griffith College Dublin, National Geographic Student Expeditions, and Putney Student Travel (USA).

If you would like to book a class for your group, please contact Mary Beth at or phone +353 86 159 4140.