About Us

We are an Irish Dancing School based in and around the West London area, for details of where we are click here. We provide lessons for all ages and abilities and cover a mixture of traditional, competitive and more contemporary styles of Irish Dance. Our lessons are run by Lizzie Ellis-Parr with some assistance from our older dancers. Lizzie is fully insured and CRB checked.

Our dancers range from complete beginners to World Championship standard and they also enjoy performing as part of our display troupe, Troupe Ellis-Parr, who have performed at a number of events in the local and surrounding areas.
We can be found on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. If you would like to know more about the Academy, our lessons and/or booking our troupe please contact us.

The Irish Dancing Magazine kindly wrote a short article about the school in their magazine.

Teacher Bio

Lizzie Ellis-Parr T.C.R.G.


Lizzie Ellis-Parr is an Irish Dancing Teacher based in West London, who qualified to teach Irish Dancing (T.C.R.G.) passing with honours after retiring from competitive dancing in 2007.

Lizzie began Irish Dancing at the tender age of three for the Kennedy School, going on to compete for a number of successful schools in London, culminating in her considerable success with the Aaron Crosbie Academy.

She had many notable achievements whilst competing include winning four Great Britains, the Europeans and All Scotland's twice, the British Nationals, Southern England Qualifyings and the North American Nationals. During her final year of competing in 2007, Lizzie won the two most prestigious titles in Irish Dancing; the Senior Ladies at the All Irelands in Killarney and the World Championships in Glasgow.

During her years competing, Lizzie also took part in many exhibitions and displays with her respective dancing school display troupes. She has been part of troupes that have performed for crowds of 30,000 people at the Fleadh in Finsbury Park, London and has travelled as far as Karachi, Pakistan to be part of an Irish Dancing show production. Lizzie was also choosen to dance for members of the Royal family at the Concert for Peace in 2000, held at the Royal Albert Hall.

On retirement she wanted to pass her great love of Irish dancing onto the next generation of champions so setup the Ellis-Parr Irish Dance Academy in 2010. Since then the Academy, has gone from strength to strength with dancers representing the school at the highest level of international competition and performing at prestigous events and locations across London. Within our Academy, our dancers hold numerous titles - London Championships, CAID Great Britain Championships, Dublin Championships, All Irelands to name but a few. In April 2019, we were fortunate to be able to add the most prestigous title to the list, World Championships, when our dancer, Freddy Beard won the Boys 9 - 11 World Championships.