Why Choose Boyle?

At the Boyle school we are dedicated to every dancer at every level. Our mission is to deeply enrich the lives of our students, their families and our community through the world of Irish dance. Irish dancing is a fun and healthy way to form habits of self-discipline, excellence, work ethic, and physical fitness for dancers of any age and level of ability. At the Boyle School, we are committed to fostering teamwork and assisting our students in reaching their full potential as people and as a dancer. Each member of our staff works tirelessly to help our students reach their goals. We believe all dancers who would like the opportunity to perform should be given the opportunity. Consequently, our performance group has delighted audiences far and wide, bringing Irish culture through dance to public and private events. Our competition teams have enjoyed the highest success time and again at local, regional and world championships.


"Dancing with The Boyle School has been such a wonderful experience for our daughter, Cara. From her first dance class at age 7 until today at age 18, Boyle has become a second family to her.   Although she never chose to compete, Cara has had the opportunity to develop her dancing while participating in Show Class, performing for the community, and becoming a student teacher.  The Boyle School teachers create a fun and nurturing environment for the dancers so that everyone has a positive experience while learning to dance to their fullest potential.   It has been amazing to watch over the eleven years that our daughter has been dancing with Boyle, the passion and dedication the staff has for each and every dancer, whether they are a 5 year old beginner, a 12 year old Show Class dancer or a 20 year old World Champion. Thank you Boyle School, for allowing our daughter to grow up and discover her passion with you!!"

— Michelle and Tom Maroney

"We have been with the Boyle School for over 10 years and feel that the Boyle School is truly unique in the quality and diversity of opportunities offered to dancers of all ages and abilities.  Boyle School dancers can take regular, competition and show classes.  All Boyle school dancers can perform at three parades a year, and show class dancers perform all year round at events ranging from the smallest festivals and private parties to Constitution Hall, Shamrock Fest and the National Christmas Tree!  In competition class, dancers are trained to realize their full potential, from beginners to World Qualifiers.  The opportunities are endless, and we were very pleased when our recent Boyle School graduate took her shoes with her to college.  We could not have asked for anything more."

— Kevin Kivimaki

"The Moran sisters started dancing with the Boyle School in 2012 upon returning to the United States after living in Europe for six and a half years.  We can honestly say that the Boyle School helped make our girls move all the more easier.  The Boyle School has a strong family and caring atmosphere which provides the kids with a positive experience.  The Boyle School provides the dancers with amazing opportunities to experience Irish dance and culture in positive and a genuinely fun experience.  Our daughters have been able to compete not only in local and regional competitions but also the World Irish Dance Championships, which is a result of the hard work and dedication of the Boyle School teachers.   The Boyle School dancers have the opportunity to perform year round throughout Northern Virginia in festivals, private functions, parades and St. Patrick’s Day.  The dancers look forward to St. Patrick’s Day as do the parents as it is a great experience and good time! Thank you Ellen, Alannah, Elizabeth and Katie for helping our daughters to love Irish dancing."

— Tim and Ra Chel Moran