Our Mission

“Failte” (“Welcome”) from the Lincoln Irish Dancers! Our mission is “to heighten awareness and appreciation of traditional Irish dance, and to celebrate Irish culture” here in Lincoln, Nebraska and surrounding areas. Our group began in March of 1997. We now offer a variety of activities such as holding Irish social dance classes from fall through spring in 5-week sessions; performing locally and regionally throughout the year; hosting a public ceili and workshops; facilitating periodic trips, e.g., to Ireland; and a number of member-only social events.

2020 Summer Challenge

This summer, our members are taking the 2020 Summer Challenge. We’re initially learning from a series of free videos available from traditional Irish dancing friends over in Ireland! We’re focusing on the dance videos between now and June 13, and we invite you to DANCE WITH US!

Here’s the link to videos teaching not only dancing, but also storytelling, singing and playing instruments. Get an education in history and background of these Irish traditions and have some fun! Dance with us now and join us for fall classes beginning Sept. 14!

Want to learn how to dance? Join us in September for our classes. Check out the Classes page.

Classes for the 2020-2021 Season will begin September 14, 2020
We are looking forward with hope and optimism to the 2020- 2021 Lincoln Irish Dancers class and performance season beginning September 14, 2020.  Keep an eye on www.lincolnirishdancers.org for ever-changing inspiring sayings and graphics.  In the meantime, follow Lincoln Irish Dancers on Facebook for inspiration, updates, videos, announcements, and more. Post your comments on what you like best and how you are keeping up with Irish culture and dance during this long ‘break’ from our normal lives.

Lincoln Irish Dancers welcomes students with any/no dance experience. Both Step Class (age 7 up) and Irish Social (Ceili) Classes (age 12 up or instructor approval) are designed so new or returning dancers can start at the first class of any session throughout the year.


Performers gathering in 2020

PHRASE:                            Maireann croi eadrom i bhfad

PRONOUNCED:               marr-inn kree aid-drum ih bodd

MEANING:                A light heart lives longest