Welcome to Carragher Academy

Carragher Academy was establish in 2002 by sisters Sarah & Jessica Carragher. Both Sarah & Jessica are former dance champions winning many Competitions between them including the ‘Great British Championships’, ‘All England Championships’ and ‘National Championships’.

Sarah 32 and Jessica 24 have over 40 years Irish dance experience between them – their knowledge and passion for Irish dance is passed on through their teaching. The school based in Bermondsey is highly successful: Sarah & Jessica have taken their dancers to the top level of dance competitions having taken part in The World Championships.

Carragher Academy is a fun and friendly dance school. We concentrate on our dancers enjoying themselves at lessons. Dancers do not have to take part in competitions. Those dancers who do take part in competitions are told to enjoy every minute they’re on stage and that winning is not everything – its the taking part that counts!

Our school moto is “Aim for the moon, at least if you miss, you’ll be among the stars”.

Irish Dancing is a great form of exercise for children, it takes great skill and discipline to learn the different movements and rhythms. Dancing builds children’s confidence and gives them the opportunity to make many friends whist taking part is something very unique.

Carragher Academy perform at many different events throughout the year, giving every dancer the opportunity to take part in a team and solo events. The friendly atmosphere makes dancing classes fun and gives the dancers the passion to succeed both in class and on a stage.