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Culkin School opens at the Strathmore for Eileen Ivers!

Culkin School opens at the Strathmore for Eileen Ivers!

The Culkin School is busy throughout the year bringing traditional Irish dance to the Washington, D.C., area.

The school has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Strathmore, the Irish Embassy Residence, Wolf Trap National Park and Black Rock Center for the Arts. The Culkin School dancers have also performed with many internationally renowned Irish musicians, including the Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, Eileen Ivers, Lúnasa and Natalie MacMaster.  Our dancers have participated at many local festivals, including the Potomac Celtic Festival, the Maryland Renaissance Festival and the Washington Irish Festival.

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If you’d like to book us for a performance, all you have to do is email us. In your email, please provide the performance date, location, company/organization name and performance duration. We will be in touch within 48 hours.

Booking the Culkin School is just a click away! Don’t hesitate to contact us for your special performance! Please make sure to include the following information:

  1. Date and time of performance
  2. Address of venue and parking details
  3. Type of venue (please include flooring type–wooden floor, marley, concrete, tile, carpeting, etc…)
  4. Type of performance (professional theater, school children, assisting living center, pub, private party and/or wedding, etc…)
  5. Duration of performance
  6. Music and/or sound equipment available at the venue
  7. Teaching element needs (if any)


Watch a Performance!


Check out more by visiting our YouTube page to see a wide variety of Culkin School performances — stage shows, festivals and more.

Streaming video from the Culkin School’s performance as part of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Series is available online. Go to Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Performance Streaming Video

Book The Culkin School!

The Culkin School dancers will thrill your audience with the traditional dances of Ireland. No show, wedding or birthday party is too small or too large!

Concerts: Culkin School dancers are available for special appearances with a wide range of performers. Our dancers have been on stages large and small with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, Eileen Ivers, Natalie MacMaster, Téada, and Lúnasa among others.

Do you have a performance venue and want to book a full-length show? We’ve performed full-length dance shows at Black Rock Center for the Arts, Strathmore, Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts, National Geographic, and at the Kennedy Center that range between 30 minutes and one hour. Contact the Culkin School for more information on whether we can bring our show to you!

Corporate and Government Events: Our dancers can help bring the lively dance and music of Ireland to your event or attract attention to your trade show booth, just as we have done for groups like Kaiser Permanente, Disney, the Department of Transportation, NIH, Tourism Ireland at the Convention Center, Martin O’Malley’s Gubernatorial Inauguration, and the FBI. We can tailor a performance to meet your needs.

Traditional Shows: As a part of the Washington, D.C. metro area, our traditional shows are perfect for a wide range of groups, including churches, retirement homes, local festivals, fundraisers, clubs and parties. We’ll even get your guests into the act with group ceili dances we can teach on site! Dancers from age 6 to adults are available and bring their unique skills to your venue.

Weddings: Let the Culkin School Irish Dancers add a touch of Irish tradition to your special day! These appearances are most often 5-15 minutes long, and feature either experienced youth dancers or our award-winning adults and champion soloists. We’re also happy to teach a ceili to get your guests up on their feet to something other than the “Electric Slide.” Private lessons for the bride and groom are available in advance of the wedding.

Want to surprise your guests (or the bride and groom)? No problem. Just let us know and we will work discreetly to plan this special entertainment experience.

Educational Programs: Educating your group about Irish dance is also something we can do and our instructors are available for on-site dance workshops, which include dance demonstrations, musical instrument education, interactive dance instruction and learning. We’ve even created educational support material available here on our website.

Festivals: Our dancers have performed at many area festivals throughout the area; including The Kids Eurofestival at the French Embassy, Renaissance Festival, Worlds Children’s Festival on the Mall, Potomac Irish Festival, the Washington Folk Festival, the Washington Irish Festival and Shamrockfest.

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