Kristin Butke Irish Dance


Where dancer and family come first.

We are a certified school of Irish dance based in the greater Northern Virginia region and in Nashville, Tennessee. Our school is committed to providing excellence in instruction and we are proud not only of our studentsโ€™ competitive achievements, but also of our caring and supportive community of dance families.
Whether your goal is to learn the techniques and skills required to compete at the local, national and international level, to form your character through the discipline of this truly athletic activity, to meet life-long friends, or just to have fun, you can feel right at home with the Kristin Butke Irish Dance.

We want our dancers to leave after every class feeling challenged and inspired.

– Kristin Butke Zagorski, TCRG, ADCRG
Owner and Co-Director of Kristin Butke Irish Dance

Our Locations

Warrenton: Progressions
410 Rosedale Ct.
Unit 120
Warrenton, VA 20186

Dulles: Progressions/Elite Dance
23521 Overland Dr Suite 104
Sterling, VA 20166

Front Royal: Warren County Health & Human Resources Complex, The Band Room
465 West 15th St
Front Royal, VA 22630

8101 TN-100
Nashville, TN 37221

Why Irish Dance?

Kristin Butke Irish dancers performing at O'Brien's Irish Pub in Warrenton Va.

The answer is simple. Its rich history and tradition embody a time when family and community were the core values that bound us together. Irish dancing is about music, choreography and story-telling. Our students are athletes, friends, competitors, scholars, and fierce individuals — but most importantly, they are a community of dancers committed to sharing their art.

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Kristin Butke Irish Dance

Kristin Butke Irish Dance, formerly Southern Academy, has Irish dance lessons for children and adults in Fauquier County, Frederick County and Loudoun County, VA. Classes coming soon to Nashville TN!

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒธ Stunning dancing, Samantha ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒŸ
8th place at the Queen City feis with a 1st in the set! Keep up the training for Nationals ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–คAmazing job to Avila ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™

She placed ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰in advanced beginner. This is just her 2nd feis at Queen City feis today! Keep working hard!
๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ–ค Amaxing as ever, Abby ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿงก
Winner of the hornpipe: Style and strength is the definition of your dancing.  Back to work for Nationals ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
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โค๏ธ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ–ค Natalie: new dress debut๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿคโค๏ธ
Taking 1st in hornpipe and lots of 2nds and 3rds! We are so proud of your hard work! Keep it up! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
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โค๏ธ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’ฅCongrats to Sophie! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ
A personal best 7th place! You have improved so much in a short time! Keep training hard! 
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