The Carey Academy of Irish dancing is based in Birmingham, England under the direction of John Carey A.D.C.R.G. The school was established in June 2007 and to date has won an incredible 30 world titles in both solo and team categories as well as over 100 national titles.
Since 2015 those with passion for Irish dancing have the opportunity to learn it at the highest level here in Israel.
Marina Frumkin and Pavel Kolesov are the founders and the principal teachers at The Carey Academy Israel. Marina and Pavel have both participated in a large number of competitions, winning numerous prizes, and currently are the most titled and experienced competitive dancers in Israel.
We offer traditional Irish dance classes for children (3+) and adults, from beginners through to World Champions. Our classes are fun and a great way to keep fit and learn a fantastic art form.
We customise your experience to suit you, if you would just like to Dance for fun, or have aspirations to be the next World Champion and star in Lord of the Dance, we can help you achieve your dream.
The Carey Academy is registered with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin, the largest Worldwide Irish dancing governing body.
Irish dancing or Irish dance is a group of traditional dance forms originating in Ireland which can broadly be divided into social, solo and performance dances. Irish step dancing was popularised in 1994 by the world-famous show Riverdance.
The solo dances are generally characterised by a controlled and rigid upper body, straight arms and back, and quick, precise movements of feet and legs. The solo dances can either be in "soft shoes" or "hard shoes".
The dancing traditions of Ireland probably grew in association with traditional Irish music. Although its origins are unclear, it was later influenced by dance forms from the Continent, especially the Quadrille. Travelling dancing masters taught across Ireland as late as the 18th and early 19th centuries. Because local venues were usually small, dances were often demonstrated on tabletops, or even the tops of barrels. As a result, these early styles are characterized by the arms held rigidly at the sides, and a lack of lateral movement. As larger dance venues became available, styles grew to include more movement of the body and around the dance area.