ERIN COONEY, O.D.C.R.N. Owner of Rince Nua

Erin Cooney is the first American-born to pass the O.D.C.R.N. Irish Dance Teacher Diploma from Cumann Rince Náisiúnta in Dublin, Ireland.

Born and raised on a farm in Minnesota, U.S.A., Erin had a unique journey to becoming an Irish Dancer and an Irish Dance Teacher.

Erin started teaching Irish Dance to children on a weekly basis when she was just twenty-two years old. 

As she got older and her Irish Dance student list began to grow, Erin found it difficult to juggle her Irish dance teaching schedule with her her full-time day job, in addition to being a wife and a mom of two.

So, after ten years of being a traveling Irish Dance teacher, Erin decided to open up her own Irish Dance Studio in order to offer a higher-quality and more authentic Irish Dance experience to her students, with the benefit of having all her classes under one roof.

Rince Nua Teachers

Our teaching staff is composed of Irish Dancers who are well-educated in Irish Dance skill development and are dedicated to Irish Dance and in helping students successfully learn & improve their dancing.