Achill Academy.  Irish Dance Classes
(learn Irish Dance, even if you're not Irish)


Welcome to the Achill Academy!

Achill Academy is the premier Irish Dance school in Central Illinois. Under the direction of certified teacher and adjudicator, award-winning choreographer and Champion dancer Sharon Flynn Stidham, Achill Academy is the choice for Irish dance instruction in Central Illinois. Located in Springfield, we offer solo and ceili classes for all ages and abilities. Our Irish dancers have performed at the University of Illinois - Springfield, LLCC, the Illinois State Fair, the Ethnic Festival held annually in Springfield, across the United States, in Hawaii, and at many local community events.

Competitive and performance opportunities are available to all dancers who wish to take advantage of them. Let us welcome you to the wonderful and joyous world of Irish Dancing in Illinois!

Please ensure that you check our Schedule for our current list of classes!

In addition to our weekly group classes, we offer Irish Dance Birthday Parties, private and small group training classes, and workshops by appointment for your group or function.


Check our Facebook page, or here on our Facebook stream, for live updates, photos, and weather related closures.