Who We Are

At Legacy Irish Dance Academy, we want our students to have a positive environment where they can learn to love the art of Irish dance, music, and culture and be inspired to carry on the Irish legacy that has been passed down through the generations. 


Legacy dancers respect all dancers and treat them fairly and with a generous spirit. We show pride, loyalty, and humility both when we are in the studio learning and while performing or competing publicly. Win or lose, Legacy dancers encourage and congratulate each other and respect every dancer’s effort toward the art of Irish dance. 

Irish dance, music, and culture can be a life-long passion that can lead a student in many directions. Legacy Irish Dance Academy students and instructors believe that being courteous, kind, and respectful is part of the Irish spirit! This is LEGACY LOVE!

What Is Legacy Love?

About Legacy Irish Dance Academy

Legacy Irish Dance Academy is the premier dance academy of the U.S. Southern Region. Legacy is owned and directed by Abbey Pride Wood, TCRG; Brent Wood, TCRG; and Patty Darrah, TCRG/ADCRG. Legacy is the elite training ground of numerous Irish dance world, national, and regional championship competitors and medal winners.

 With more than 70 years of combined teaching and performance experience, Legacy Irish Dance Academy is home to serious competitors as well as dancers who just want to have some fun!

Legacy Irish Dance Academy instructors have had the opportunity to teach alongside dancers from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and other internationally known Irish dance superstars. Legacy instructors and dancers have also been invited to perform on stage with Gaelic Storm, Santana, America’s Got Talent, Raglan Road, The NFL and CFL, and on numerous TV shows.  

Legacy Irish Dance Academy Locations

CharlestonJacksonvilleSarasotaSavannah

Academy of Dance Arts 
1510 N. Hwy 17 
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464​ 

Charleston Ballet Center 
497 La Mesa Rd. 
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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110 Cumberland Park Dr. 
Unit 104 
St Augustine, FL 32095

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3755 S. Tuttle Ave. 
Sarasota, FL 34239

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7210 Skidaway Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406 

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