ABOUT US

ERIN COONEY, O.D.C.R.N.

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.

We pride ourself on offering and providing the best curriculum, positive teaching practices, and community experiences for our students and their dance families.