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.
As the years progressed and many miles travelled it became necessary to have 3 permanent bases for the school, they are, Portrush for the main school, Coleraine for beginners, and Belfast for pupils from England and other areas of Northern Ireland.
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 30 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 senior pupils. 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.