Dance in Schools


Why Dance in Schools?

ESRI-Arts Council study (Nov, 2016) found that children exposed to arts#DANCE cope better with school work and have a more positive attitude towards education. They’re also happier! 

‘Dance contributes to education as it explores a new way of thinking. It is not only  an extra-curricular activity that benefits fitness and leisure as some people may judge. It is a tool to develop intelligence,  self-esteem and to add new skills for life.’

Laois Dance Academy principal, Erica Pessanha Borges has been working with the transition years students in Laois teaching waltz and hip hop. She also taught dance for a number of years in primary schools as part of the Artist in Schools funded by the Laois Arts Office.

If you are a principal or teacher of a primary or secondary school  and wish to facilitate a new experience to your pupils that will enrich their lives, please contact us for more information. Bellow, you’ll find some videos to demonstrate the work we have been doing in schools. However, we can make arrangements to do something according to your  own plans and ideas.

Call now: 087 132 8852


  1. Hi,
    I would like to know if you have adult ballet classes? If so what day is it on in Portlaoise? I did 1 year of ballet classes in Naas but now moved to portlaoise.

  2. Hi, my daughter is 15 and she is really interested in starting dancing , i was wondering if there is a dance class for her to join ,
    I hope you will answer as soon as possible .

  3. Good afternoon.
    I am looking to see if there is any Adult dance classes in laois. As I would love to join a group if there is one.

    Do look forward to hearing for you.

    Many thanks

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