Welcome to Flanagan's
Welcome to our page, we are a traditional Irish dance school based in Truro and Plymouth Cornwall/Devon UK. The school is registered with The World Irish Dance Association (WIDA) and provides fantastic dance training for ages 3 yrs to adult in all 3 styles of Irish dance. Soft shoe, heavy shoe and Ceili. We pride ourselves on creating fun , friendly classes for all of our students. Whether you have dreams of winning Trophies and titles or simply learning something different we have classes to suit everyone. Its also an amazing way to get fit , make new friends and combat stress.
If you are interested in competitive dance our students can choose to compete throughout the year at official WIDA Feis around the UK, you can also compete in other countries should you wish. Irish dance competitions are fun events where you can build confidence, make new friends and show off your skills. We are not a pushy school and our competitive dancers compete for fun and to experience something as a team with their friends, we celebrate whether we win or place last! If you are already a competitive dancer we do attend all major events. In 2019 we had a 5th place World Title from the World Championships in Eindhoven which was a fantastic experience for us all. Our 2021 Worlds Online digital feis title was 13th place in the over 30yrs Traditional set championship!
Irish dance is a fantastic hobby for all ages to enjoy. If you love Irish music, like to challenge yourself then you will love our high energy classes guaranteed to give you a sense of achievement and a giggle at the same time.
All students will have the chance to perform at our events to show off their new talent should they wish.
Get in touch today and come and try a class out at our successful , happy school. We can't wait to meet you!
Why Choose Irish dance?
Irish dancing is totally unique. We dance to traditional Irish music with great beats, we wear beautiful costumes (dresses or trousers) and wear our hair curly! There is just something about Irish dancing that once to get your routine to the music its the most amazing, empowering experience and just a beautiful way of expressing yourself. We fully realise that to the outside World it can look a little much or expensive with all the bling and the wigs, but I would like to stress that look is totally optional and we tend to stick to a more toned down traditional look here! Irish dance is a fast paced, Worldwide competitive sport. It is a beautiful form of technical dance that takes great skill and a lot of practice. It suits individuals who love a challenging, exciting learning environment.Our classes are held in Plymouth and Truro and are for ages 3yrs to adults.
Meet The Principal
MRS Annie Richardson Flanagan
MRS Richardson Flanagan is passionate about delivering fun and motivating dance classes. She treats every student with the same enthusiasm whether you are a recreational student or a competitive dancer. Mrs RF has won the Global Excellence in teaching award 2021 awarded by Irish Dancing Magazine. She is also a fully qualified TCRG registered with The World Irish Dance Association and is insured. Miss Flanagan's fave things are dancing, playing music on her violin, reading and the sea!
Fionnuala is our school mascot. She brings us luck at competitions and likes to come to our shows to check everything runs smoothly! She even has her own official Flanagan's costume hand made just for her. Her favourite things are hugs, cheering people on at competitions and practicing her Irish dancing.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
An excellent class, for anyone new to Irish Dancing. Annie is a great teacher. She encourages you to try hard, to challenge yourself, and set realistic goals. The people are friendly, the music rocks! and it's a great way to get fit. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has ever thought about giving it a go
Parent of Child student
This is a fantastic school, and Annie is a brilliant teacher - the children love her and she has really inspired my daughter. Highly recommended!
I've wanted to learn Irish dancing for most of my life - and Annie has definitely made it an enjoyable start. I have learned so much and progressed in a short period of time, due to Annie helping target the classes around each person's individual abilities. The class is also a great way to keep fit!