Ashley and Cian Smith

Ashley and Cian Smith

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Ashley and Cian Smith are an Irish Step Dancing Brother and Sister duo. They both started dancing at a young age, with their parents Michael and Noreen Smith owners of the Smith-Houlihan Academy of Irish Dance in Boston, MA. Both Ashley and Cian have won numerous Regional and National titles and have traveled the world with their Irish Step Dancing. Ashley is a three-time World Irish Step Dancing Champion and one of the top Irish Americans. She recently returned home from more

Class Descriptions

All Levels Irish Step Dancing

This is an ALL LEVELS Irish Step Dancing Class. The goal of this class is to enrich the Irish culture. Dancers will learn basic Irish steps such as the Reel and the Jig. They will dance to traditional Irish tunes which will help them enhance their rhythm and timing. This class will consist of a warm up, short across the floor and some fun group dancing also know as “Ceili” dancing. Appropriate footwear includes traditional Irish "pumps" (soft shoes), ballet flats, or jazz shoes (no socks or bare feet). The Smith siblings are proud of their Irish heritage and are extremely honored to be sharing their love of Irish music and dance with you all! Come join us!


BDC offers more than 350 drop-in classes a week!
Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.


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