IRISH DANCE IDAHO

Located in Boise, IRISH DANCE IDAHO continues its mission to create performing experiences, not only for the IDI dancers, but for the many audiences that follow them.  Under the direction of Rebecca Ingram and Instructors Heidi Grigg, and Spencer Ingram, dancers are taught and drilled on correct, difficult technique required for traditional and Show-style Irish Step, specifically in the Muenster tradition.  The talented IDI dancers continue to delight audiences throughout the Northwest with their rhythmic high energy performances. 
Est. 2005

ABOUT

We wear a traditional, affordable, tasteful, handmade costume created just for the IDI Dancers - 

NO WIGS REQUIRED!  

In fact, in keeping with Irish tradition, wigs are discouraged at IDI! Plus, the IDI dancers have fabulous hair. So we feel they should show it off! Why not? 

WE DO NOT REQUIRE OUR PARENTS OR DANCERS TO DO ANY TYPE OF FUND-RAISING OR TO BE INVOLVED IN RUNNING THE SCHOOL IN ANY WAY.


IRISH DANCE IDAHO enjoys freedom to express with exclusive traditional and show-style choreography created specifically for the IDI Dancers.  They also learn, practice, and perform traditional ceili or party dances originating hundreds of years ago in Ireland.  With at least weekly classes, the IDI dancers work hard to achieve proper technique, coordination, and muscle memory for incredibly difficult moves, while sharing their skills and talents with appreciative audiences year around. 

IRISH DANCE IDAHO continues with its mission:  
To take a challenging and beautiful art form, create a healthy learning atmosphere, make learning and performing affordable for our families, and enjoy working hard to reach a level of mastery with traditional, modern, individual, ceili dancing, and Soft and Hard shoe which are drilled heavily each week.  It's HARD WORK!  But the IDI dancers are up to the task. 

The dancers and families at Irish Dance Idaho are always looking for opportunities to give back to the community.  IDI dancers can be found hard at work learning and helping in the community - whether they are three years old or seventy! 



  • CLASS SCHEDULE

    • Monday
    • 4:30 Introduction to Irish Dance
    • 5:00 Intermediate
    • 6:30 Beginner
    • Tuesday
    • 4:30 Introduction to Irish Dance
    • 5:00 Advanced Dancers
    • 6:30 Kells Dancers
    • Wednesday
    • 4:30 Beginner
    • 5:30 Beginner 2
    • 6:30 Private Lesson 
    • Thursday 
    • 5:00 Advanced Jr. and Intermediate II
    • Saturday
    • 10:30 - Adult Intro Class
    • 11:00-12:00 - Feis Practice
    • **Saturdays, Private Lessons, and Additional Practices scheduled as needed for specific performance practice

  • UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

    • May 4th - Taft Elementary Cultural Night!
    • May 5th - Boise Music Week International Night!
    • May 20th - Christine Donnell Arts Charter School - Arts Fair
    • May 27th - Good luck to the IDI dancers competing in Ogden, UT at the Utah Legacy Feis!

  • LOCATION
    IRISH DANCE IDAHO's Studio is located at 1909 Wildwood in Boise.   Because we own our studio, we have been able to create a custom floor tailor-made to protect the dancer's joints from the shock of gravity.  In independent studies, similar floors have proven to absorb 80% of the shock. But we stopped building before the customary last layer.  Estimates for our floor for shock absorption are around 90%!! This allows dancers of all ages to practice longer and with less pain. Contact us to inquire about renting IDI's Studio. 

BOOKING

IRISH DANCE IDAHO has performed at Schools, Care Facilities, Hospitals, private parties, weddings, wakes, and community events such as Hyde Park Street Fair, Boise Music Week, and Worldfest and venues as small as a restaurant and as large as the lovely Morrison Center.