The Anam Cara Irish Dance School was established in 2002, and holds classes in Stamford and New Canaan, Connecticut.  Megan Slocum, TCRG, is the owner and director of the studio.  John Lydon, TCRG, Fiona O'Connell and Christina Drago round out the Anam Cara family of teachers.


If you're as passionate about Irish Dance as we are, you're looking in the right place! Our classes are open to both competitive and recreational dancers of all ages and all levels, and are taught by Megan Slocum, Fiona O'Connell, Christina Drago and John Lydon.  The teachers have been long time dancers in the New England Region and have competed and won numerous titles in local, regional, national, and world championships. During their careers, they have danced alongside the Chieftans and Black 47, and have performed at the White House, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and on television.  

Anam Cara, which is Gaelic for “soul friend”, seeks to cultivate a lifelong love of Irish Dance and to foster friendships among the dancers. Anam Cara dancers can be seen performing at events around Fairfield County and compete at local, regional, national and international competitions.  They also perform year-round as a troupe at weddings, celebrations, nursing homes, parades and various other events.

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