Best Dance Classes for Kids in Wexford

Last Updated on December 6, 2020

There is such a huge selection of dance studios in Wexford with professional teachers who have lots of enthusiasm to bring to your kids, it’s hard to choose. Dance is a passion and the classes we have selected here are for every passionate little dancer. Whether your child is a beginner or advanced, whether they like to dance to hip hop or ballet. There are classical dance academies such as Wexford School of Dance or less conventional ones such as Aspire Fitness & Dance Academy in Ballyedmond where your child can boogie during a Zumba class. These dance schools are for children as young as two years old up to teenagers.

Read our comprehensive list of best dance classes for kids in Wexford:


Frances Ryan School of Dance – Gorey Dance Studio

With over twenty years of experience, Frances Ryan is running a highly successful and professional dance academy. Her classes are run by her and an assistant teacher to make sure each child gets the attention they need. All teachers at this studio are certified with The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). They offer all the dances you could ever dream of such as Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and more. Classes start for kids as young as three-years-old and are inclusive for boys and girls. Students get to take an official ISTD examination of their learned techniques at the end of each term if they like and are rewarded with entering a new dance grade. At the end of the year, each class choreographed a little show that is presented in a festive setting where all parents are invited to attend. 

Info: Frances Ryan Dance Studio has two outlets in County Wexford, one in Arklow and one in Gorey. In Gorey, you will find the studio at this central location at The Worx Gym, Courtown Road, Gorey, County Wexford. 

The classes are available at Gorey dance studio are:

  • (Pre-) Primary Ballet (3 – 7 years-old)
  • Ballett (Grade 1 – 5)
  • Modern (Grade 1 + 2)
  • Acro Dance (Junior 5+ ,Senior 11+)
  • Contemporary (Junior 7 – 10, Senior 11+)
  • Modern Theatre Dance
  • Private Lessons Available


Got 2 Dance

New dance school just opening in 2020 by two insanely talented dancers Megan and Ciara. As professional dancers in many disciplines, they have the great ability to pass on their skills and their passion for dance to young people. Got 2 Dance offers a modern spin on dance classes for kids to enjoy the great fun Hip Hop and Lyrical/Broadway dance can bring to kids’ life. If your kids love to express themselves through dance, this dance school is exactly right for them. All classes are open to beginners and advanced and are going to focus on incorporating the strengths of each dancer to the class. Here, they will dance to familiar songs by Sia or The Greatest Showman and let loose. 

Info: Gorey Got 2 Dance classes are at Gorey Badminton Hall.

The classes are running Mondays & Tuesdays:

  • Junior & Senior Infants High Hop
  • 1st – 3rd Class Hip Hop
  • 4th – 6th Class Hip Hop
  • Teens Hip Hop
  • 4th – 6th Lyrical/Broadway Class


Aspire Fitness and Dance Academy

A little gem hidden in the depths of County Wexford is Aspire Fitness & Dance Academy. For children who want to learn Ballet following the standard of the Royal Academy of Dance, this is the place to go. Philippa Morgan, the teacher is very focussed on making the classes as fun and engaging for kids as possible. She has completed her training at the Royal Academy of Dance in London and is highly motivated to pass on her passion for dance to her students. She is also a qualified Zumba instructor and offers fun Zumba classes for kids. Zumba is known to be great for increasing fitness levels while dancing your heart out. 

Info: Find the academy in Wells, Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland, 5 mins from Wells House. Good to know for parents is, there is free parking on the premise and a waiting area with free Wifi. 

The kids’ classes are:

  • 3 – 4 years-old Ballet
  • 5 year-olds Ballet
  • 6 year-olds Ballet (Pre-Primary Ballet)
  • 7 year-olds Ballet (Primary Ballet)
  • 8 year-olds Ballet (Grade 1)
  • 9 + years-old Ballet (Grade 2)
  • Kids Zumba open to all ages


Taylor Walker Academy of Dance

This dance academy offers the widest variety of dances. The trainer, Taylor is very welcoming to all her students. Parents and students adore her teaching style and praise her highly. Each student gets a lot of attention at this dance school. Taylor rewards extra great efforts by selecting each week a student that has put a lot of effort into their dancing. At this academy, students can also learn to sing in a group singing class or a musical theatre class to encourage the merging of the arts. A special class Taylor offers is the commercial dance class which is a mix of contemporary dance styles often featured in music videos. 

Info: Find this dance studio at Tinteskin Cl, Cosher, Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford, Y25 F6K5

The classes are: 

  • Dinky’s Mini Movers: Hip Hop class for 3 – 5 year-olds 
  • Dinky’s Ballet 3 – 5 year-olds
  • Dinky’s Tap 3 – 5 year-olds
  • Junior Jazz 6 +
  • Junior Commercial 6 +
  • Junior Tap 6 +
  • Junior Ballet 6+
  • Junior Contemporary 6 +
  • Junior Musical Theatre 6 +
  • Group singing 10 – 12 year-olds 
  • For 8 + year-olds, intermediate classes are available for all disciplines.


Slaneyside School of Dancing

Let your child discover their enthusiasm for dance at Slaneyside School of Dance. Offering ballet, tap, modern, and jazz, these classes are going to keep your child’s feet moving. Miss Sam teaches each child to be part of their group, how to have enjoyment while learning new steps, and that everything is easier with a smile on their face. Trying out a new hobby can be daunting but at this school, beginners are always welcomed and included.  Miss Sam invites children from as young as two-years-old and is experienced as a mother herself to teach children of all ages. 

Info: Classes take place at St Aidan’s Hall, 11-13 Irish St, Ballinapark, Co. Wexford, and at Holy Trinity Hall, N80, Ballinapark, Co. Wexford.

Here are the classes available:

  • Slaney Babies up to Primary Ballet age 2 – 8 
  • Ballet age 9 – 12 (Grade 1 – 3)
  • Ballet age 12 + (Grade 4 +)
  • Primary Modern & Tap age 7 – 8
  • Modern Dance age 5 – 18 (Grade 1 – 6)
  • Bronze & Silver Jazz age 12 +
  • Senior Tap age 12 +

Enniscorthy & Wexford town & New Ross

Wexford School of Ballet & Performing Arts

This exquisite dance school is producing some of Ireland’s top dancers. The teachers are very professional and know how to bring the energy and passion of their students on the dance floor. Wexford School of Ballet stages multiple shows each year at Wexford Opera house. They have three branches in Wexford, including Enniscorthy, Wexford town, and New Ross. From Ballet to Modern Dance, each class is taught with an exceptional amount of detail which makes it perfect for every passionate little dancer. 


  • Enniscorthy address: The Waterfront Pool & Leisure Centre, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy
  • Wexford town address: 14 Upper John St, Townparks, Wexford, Y35 R8D3
  • New Ross address: New Ross Youth Centre, Bishopsland, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Classes: Each class has students that are in an age group of two years apart (e.g. 5 – 7 years-old).


  • Little Princess Ballet Academy age 3 – 4
  • (Pre-) Primary Ballet age 5 – 8
  • Ballet age 9 – 12 (Grade 1 & 2)
  • Modern Fusion Class age 7 +

Wexford town:

  • Modern Dance age 5 – 12 and up (Grade 1 to Gold Medal)
  • Contemporary Dance age 8 – 18 (elementary to advanced)
  • Little Princess Ballet Academy age 3 – 4
  • (Pre-) Primary Ballet age 5 – 8
  • Ballet age 9 – 12 (Grade 1 – 3)
  • Ballet age 12 + (Grade 4 – 7 Royal Academy of Dance)
  • Pointe class age 12 + (Grade 4 +)
  • Tap age 12 +

New Ross:

  • Little Princess Ballet Academy age 3 – 4
  • (Pre-) Primary Ballet age 5 – 8
  • Ballet age 9 – 12 (Grade 1 & 2)

Wexford town:

Wexford Academy of Irish Dance

This dance school is perfect if you would like your little one to learn the traditional art of Irish dancing. Starting from young up, kids at Wexford Academy of Irish Dance get to experience this culturally significant and physically challenging dance form. At the academy, choreographies are being studied to participate in national and international competitions. The academy has won several national and world titles in solo and group performances. The teachers are fully certified and have proven to create great bonds between their students. 

Info: Classes take place in Bree Community Centre, Knocknagross, Co. Wexford, Y21 XF95. Good to know for parents is, the classes are paid as you go. 

The classes start at the age of 5 until 18 + years-old.

If you’re looking for more children activities check our guide on things do in Wexford with kids.