About Dominic Graham School of Irish Dance
The school was founded in Ballycastle on the north Antrim coast in 1977.
After 4 years the school opened 2 further branches in Armoy, Co Antrim and Portrush Co Antrim. The rapid growth of the School continued and other classes
where opened in Kilrea, Ballymoney, Coleraine, and Newcastle. From the outset the schools dancers where successful at competitions throughout Northern
Ireland, displaying a distinctive style of sharp execution of the steps with a passion for the music.
Over the years I have been assisted by senior pupils many of whom have gone on to adjudicate and are brilliant teachers and choreographers in their own right. That gives me huge satisfaction.
The Dominic Graham School is one of the longest established festival schools of Irish Dance in Northern Ireland.
In the 39 years since the foundation of the school creativity and originality have been the driving forces behind everything we have done and continue to do. As well as original choreography the school also composes original Set Dance music, written by Laura Smyth one of our teachers and past pupil. Being able to conceive and collaborate in the creation of new work is my driving force.
The school prides itself on the fact that all our pupils are drawn from all across the community.
Our History is full of competitive success, however our greatest joy has to be from our performance work and over the years the school has travelled and performed extensively. Our work ranges from live television to stage shows written and produced by the school both at home and abroad.