What better way to celebrate the Irish culture than with Irish dance lessons? Especially around St. Patrick’s Day. There are millions of people across the US with Irish ancestry and the majority of them turn to their Irish roots every St. Patrick’s Day. You should have no problem finding enough of them to create a successful Irish Dance Lessons fundraising event. The great thing about Irish dancing is that it’s fun for everyone, even dare we say…the non-Irish.
Most communities have one or more people who know or teach Irish dancing, so why not see if you can hire one of them to instruct your group (if they teach Irish Dance as a profession, they may be able to find some regular customers from your group, which should bring down their fee). If you live in a large metropolitan area, you should have an Irish cultural center or organization which could help you locate an instructor. Or, just search “Irish Dance Lessons” on the web.
As many people have plans on St. Patrick’s day, you’ll want to consider hosting your fundraising event 1 to 2 weeks in advance (even a month in advance will work). This will give people the opportunity to show off the skills that they picked up from your event during their own St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Check with local churches, schools, restaurants-bars to see about providing space for your event. You might even be able to host it in a park. Given that participants will be supporting a good cause, you should have no problems collecting $20 per person (or request donations, which can sometimes generate even more revenue). Decorate the space with Irish themed items like shamrocks and everything green! Have themed refreshments available to make it even more fun.
Irish dancing can be a lot of fun and this may be something you want to try each year to get people in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.