Welcome to Drake School of Irish Dance in South Florida
Beginner Irish dance classes now offered at both locations: In Coral Springs on Tuesday & Thursday, and in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. Adult class offered Monday in Coral Springs. Please visit our Classes page for details. Join us for a free trial class!
Thank you for visiting the official Drake Irish Dance School South Florida website. Irish dance is lively & beautiful, come join our dance family! Our school includes dancers who are Regional & National Championship medal-holders and World Championship competitors. We currently offer classes in Coral Springs & Fort Lauderdale. Drake has offered Irish dance classes in the Fort Lauderdale area for over 20 years. Students, boys and girls age four and up, learn both traditional and contemporary Irish dance and have opportunities to perform and compete. We now offer an adult class, too.
The Drake School of Irish Dance, one of the most prestigious Irish dance schools in the South, was founded in 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia by Dublin native Karl Drake. The South Florida school is led by Miss Christina Deacy TCRG. In 2011 Miss Chrissy won the Southern Region Championship. That same year she placed 16th at Nationals and 36th at Worlds. Miss Chrissy brings incredible talent, joy and enthusiasm to each class, beginner through champion level.
Coral Springs Main Studio
9753 W. Sample Rd, Coral Springs FL
Serving Coral Springs, Parkland, Coconut Creek, West Boca, Boca Raton, Margate, Sunrise & Weston
Fort Lauderdale Location
MUSE Center for the Arts, 99 SW 14th St
Serving Ft. Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Davie, Cooper City, Plantation & Hollywood
A tribute honoring the memory of Cara Loughran, our classmate and friend, who lost her life on February 14, 2018 in the shooting at Douglas High School. We will always remember her sweet smile.
We hold Cara and her family in our hearts and keep her spirit alive with our dance. We dance for Cara and #CaraDancesOn Thank you Butterfly World for letting us film at your beautiful site. A huge thank you to everyone who helped put this video together!
Since it’s beginning, Drake Irish Dance has branched out across the South. Mr. Karl expanded to Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota and Fort Walton Beach in Florida. After establishing schools in five southern states, Karl Drake went global by expanding into Mexico and China. Drake Irish dancers have a record of competitive achievements including Regional Champions, National Champions and World Medal holders.
Drake Irish Dancers perform for private, corporate and community events throughout the year. Please visit our performance page to learn more about booking the dancers for parties, weddings, cultural events, and school & retirement home performances.
The Drake Staff
- Karl Drake, TCRG, ADCRG, Director
- Christina Deacy, TCRG, Instructor