The Celtic Academy of Tucson

Celebrating Irish dance and culture in Arizona

The Celtic Academy of Tucson is a non profit corporation dedicated to promoting Irish dance and culture in Arizona.

It is our goal to provide information, classes and social gathering for any and everyone interested in learning more about Irish dance and the language and music of Ireland. For information on traditional Irish step dancing classes please go to

Classes are taught by former lead dancer with Riverdance, Darren Maguire ADCRG. Darren has been dancing since he was four years old and his parents own the Maguire O'Shea Academy in England, one of the most prestigious Irish dance academies in the world. Mr. Maguire is a certified adjudicator, judging Irish dance competitions throughout the world. He holds the title Ard Diploma An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha, ADCRG. There are only 550 active ADCRG's in the world, four of whom are in Arizona. 

The Celtic Academy of Tucson is the proud sponsor of Feile Rince Tucson annual Tucson Feis which is the largest Irish dance competition in Arizona and is now in its thirty-first year. You can learn more by going to