Connecticut's award-winning Lenihan School of Irish Dance is New England’s leading Irish dance school.

Lenihan had been a part of Connecticut’s dance community for over 3 decades.

Students of the Lenihan School of Irish Dance are recognized and praised throughout the state for their outstanding performances. They are featured performers at festivals, weddings, fundraisers and a variety of other occasions. The Lenihan School has appeared on national and local television, and has performed with internationally known Irish talent such as Ronan Tynan, Black 47, Eileen Ivers, Searson, Stocktons Wing, The Elders, Cathie Ryan, Hal Roach, the New Haven Ballet and the Trinity Irish Dance Company.

Lenihan dancers have achieved champion status at New England Regionals, North American Championships, European Nationals, Great Britain and All Ireland Championships. They have had the honor of qualifying for and medaling at the World Championships. The Lenihan School of Irish Dance also has the distinction of having won 68 World Championship Medals in both solos and teams.

The Lenihan Philosophy

A number one priority for our students: have fun. There is nothing more important to us than seeing the happiness of students enjoying time with their dance family while learning.


Fitness is on the minds of parents these days. Keeping active leads to good habits and healthy kids (and grownups). Irish Dance is a sport that will get students feet moving and heart pumping.


Students will learn the personal benefit of putting time and effort into the dance. A most positive lesson to learn is that Lenihan students can do what they put their minds to.


Students are taught and encouraged to aim for their personal best. Students will not only achieve this, but they will also have opportunities to take their talent and learn how to contribute to the accomplishments of a group.

Patty K. has been a world renowned instructor of Irish Dance over forty years and bringing the art of Irish Dance to Fairfield County CT was her dream.

Patty K.’s daughter, Meghan, has taken the school’s reputation to great heights. An accomplished Irish Dance instructor she’s committed to sharing her love of the dance with her students.

Erin Collins began dancing for Lenihan the age of 6.  She now dedicates her time to  teaching other students at the Lenihan School of Irish Dance.

Become a Part of the Lenihan Team

Year-round open enrollment, flexible scheduling
Call Meghan Lenihan at (203) 261-6656