Anam Cara Irish Dance School

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The Anam Cara Irish Dance School, which holds classes in Stamford and New Canaan, Connecticut, was started in 2002 by John Lydon, TCRG, and Casey Cummings.  


In 2006, Megan Slocum joined the Anam Cara family as an assistant teacher, and became a TCRG in 2011.

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, John Lydon, and Casey Cummings.  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 have successfully earned numerous awards at local, regional, and national competitions.  They also perform year-round as a troupe at weddings, celebrations, nursing homes, parades and various other events.