Welcome to Rince Nua. We are excited to have you here!
ABOUT OUR STUDIO –
Our Irish Dance specialty studio is located in Maple Grove, Minnesota where we hold year-round Irish dance classes and programs for children.
ABOUT OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF –
Our students range in age from age 3-18 (Preschool thru Grade 12)
Our teaching staff is composed of accomplished Irish dancers and certified instructors who teach and coach with passion and purpose.
ABOUT OUR MEMBERSHIP –
We are full members of Cumann Rince Náisiúnta in Dublin, Ireland and part of the CRN USA Region.
A BIT ABOUT ME –
I grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota.
I have always loved dancing, and found Irish Dance to be a great option for me as it aligned best with my musical interests, and my personal values. I also saw it as an activity and skill that I could continually improve and enjoy over a lifetime.
I started teaching Irish Dance lessons on a weekly basis after graduating from the College of Saint Benedict in 2002.
In 2005, I enrolled in the ODCRN Irish Dance teacher training program, and in 2009, I passed the final series of ODCRN exams in Dublin, Ireland. To date, we are one of only three schools in the USA to have a certified ODCRN Irish Dance teacher (as most ODCRN teachers live in Ireland).
I have now been teaching Irish Dance for 15 years. Throughout this journey, I became a wife and mother of two wonderful boys (Isaac and Joseph).
I am excited to continue to mentor a new generation of teachers for our studio, as well as continue to provide quality programming, positive experiences, and high-level performance arts and athletic opportunities for children in the Maple Grove area.