Teachers

Teachers
Listed below are the schools of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America (IDTANA) Southern Region. If you are interested in contacting a teacher regarding current class locations, please see visit their website for updated telephone numbers or send an email. For schools without websites, the available contact information is included.
Aisling S.R.
Geraldine French, ADCRG
Website
Florida ~ Estero
Baffa Academy of Irish Dance
Jessica Baffa, TCRG; Emma Cross, TRCG
Website
Virginia ~ Richmond, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Stafford
Boyle School of Irish Dance
Alannah Boyle Sweeney, ADCRG; Ellen Boyle Gibbons, ADCRG; Elizabeth Doughty, TCRG; Katie Francis, TCRG; Samantha Haas, TCRG
Website
Virginia ~ Manassas, Alexandria, Chantilly, Herndon
Bradigan Irish Dance School
Myriam Patino, ADCRG ~ Email
Website
Mexico ~ Mexico City, Puebla
Burke Connolly Academy of Irish Dance
Emma Burke, ADCRG; Erin Connolly, ADCRG; Christine Fry, ADCRG
Website
Georgia ~ Atlanta
Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance
Amanda Carpenter, TCRG; Cindy Brainerd, TCRG; Ashley Breihan, TCRG; Oonagh Lynch Benson, TCRG; Laura Kerr, TCRG; Peter Gardner, TCRG; Julia Nailor, TCRG
Website
Florida~ Fort Walton Beach, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale
Georgia~ Athens, Buford, Woodstock
North Carolina ~ Asheville
Cass-Barrington Academy of Irish Dance
Erin Cass, TCRG; Owen Barrington, TCRG; Laura Cass, TCRG
Website
Texas ~ The Woodlands, Katy, Central Houston Heights, Clear Lake-Webster
Celtica Dance Academy
Carina Balsa, TCRG
Email
Mexico ~ Queretaro
Clan Rince
Doug Westfall, ACDRG; Shaun Boyle, TCRG
Website
Maryland ~ Ocean City, Salisbury
Clann Kelly School of Irish Dance
Anna Kelly, TCRG; Areleen Ni Bhaoill, TCRG
Website
Texas 
~ Houston

Connick School
Sandra Connick, ADCRG; Stacie Greiner, ADCRG
Website
North Carolina ~ Charlotte, Raleigh, Cornelius
South Carolina ~ Lexington, Spartanburg

Coshquin School
Laura Hay, TCRG
Website
Mexico 
~ Quaretaro, Colegio Wexford
Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance
W. Sean Culkin, TCRG; Caterina Earle, TCRG
Website
Maryland ~ Rockville, Glen Echo
Cumascaigh School of Irish Dance
Meghan Comaskey, ADCRG; Stephanie Fulford, TCRG
Website
Virginia ~ Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg
District Irish Dance Academy
Joe Duffey, TCRG; Bernadette Devereaux, TCRG; Phillip Stacy, TCRG
Website
Washington, DC ~ Tenleytown
Doherty Petri School
Karen Petri, ADCRG; Elizabeth Amos, ADCRG
Website
Maryland~ Baltimore
Drake School of Irish Dance
Karl Drake, ADCRG; Lisa Cregan, TCRG; Amanda Tucker Poole, TCRG; Christina Deacy, TCRG; Madeline Hane, TCRG; Anna Johnson Williamson, TCRG; Maria Fernanda Cajiga, TCRG
Website
Alabama
 ~ Auburn, Birmingham
Florida~ Fort Lauterdale, Sarasota, Naples
Georgia~ Marietta, Norcross, Alpharetta
Mexico ~ Mexico City
South Carolina ~ Spartanburg
Fahey School of Irish Dance
Caitlin Fahey, TCRG ~ Email
Website
Virginia ~ Richmond
Finnegan Academy
Amanda Finnegan, TCRG; Theresa Duplain, TCRG
Website
Florida ~ Windermere, Winter Garden, Celebration, Winter Park, Clermont, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch
Foley Academy of Irish Dance
Shannon Foley, TCRG
Website
Virginia ~ Reston
Gilleoghan Irish Dance
Terry Gillan, ACDRG; Philip Owens, ADCRG; Eileen McGinley-Watson, ADCRG
Website
Florida ~ Tampa, Palm Harbor
Goode Academy of Irish Dance
KT Goode, TCRG
Website
Oklahoma ~ Tulsa, Stillwater
Hunt School of Irish Dance
Sheila Hunt Murray, TCRG; Megan Lynch, TCRG
Website
Maryland ~ Crofton
Hurley School of Irish Dance
Annie Hurley, ADCRG; Sarah Burton, TCRG; Emma Kennedy, TCRG
Website
Maryland ~ Laytonsville
Inis Acla School of Irish Dance
Mary McGinty, ADCRG; Lydia Wilkens-Reed, TCRG
Website
Tennessee ~ Memphis, Nashville
Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance
Meighan Carpenter, ADCRG; Brita Kiser, TCRG; Cara Stackpoole, TCRG
Website
North Carolina ~ Raleigh
Inishfree School of Irish Dancing
Patrick McCarthy, ADCRG; Pierce Beach, TCRG; Leslie Middleton, TCRG; Tania Martinez, TCRG
Website
Texas ~ San Antonio, Dallas, Austin
Mexico ~ Mexico City
Irish Dance Center
Doireann Maoileidgh Hoy, ADCRG; Eimir Ni Mhaoileidigh, TCRG
Website
Texas ~ Austin, Georgetown
Irish Dancing de Mexico
Alicia Mosti, ADCRG
Website
Mexico ~ Mexico City
Kavanagh Porter Academy
Scott Porter, TCRG; Brianne Sigman, TCRG; Shawn Stratmann, TMRF; Kenley Lesak, TCRG
Website
Georgia ~ Peachtree City                            Maryland ~ Severna Park, Odenton
Kelly Academy of Irish Dance
Caitlin Kelly Rathe, TCRG
Website
Floria ~ Fort Lauderdale
Kelly Gallagher School of Irish Dance
Kelly Gallagher Fritzinger, TCRG
Website
North Carolina
Kilpatrick Irish Dance School
Jolie Kilpatrick, TCRG
Website
North Carolina ~ Fuquay-Varina
King O’Sullivan School of Irish Dance
Jacinta O’Sullivan, ADCRG ~ Email
Website
Georgia
 ~ Atlanta
Kristin Butke Irish Dance
Kristin Butke Zagorski, ADCRG; Denise Fumagali, TCRG
Website
Virginia ~ Dulles, Warrenton, Front Royal
Tennessee ~ Nashville
Legacy Irish Dance Academy
Abbey Pride Wood, TCRG; Brent Wood, TCRG; Patty Darrah, ADCRG
Website
Georgia ~ Savannah
South Carolina ~ Charleston
Florida ~ Jacksonville, Sarasota
Magennis Academy
Declan Magennis, TCRG
Website
Florida ~ Orlando, Winter Garden, Palm Bay
Maguire Academy
Darren Maguire, ADCRG; Jacqueline Ross-Maguire, TCRG
Website
Texas ~ Dallas, Houston
Maple Academy
Bill Maple, ADCRG; Marnie O’Callaghan-Maple, ADCRG
Website
Maryland ~ Annapolis
Virginia ~ Vienna
McCafferty Academy of Irish Dance
Marisa Cook, TCRG; Lena Gladkova-Huffman, TCRG
Website
Arkansas
 ~ Little Rock
Oklahoma ~ Tahlequah
McGough Academy
Meagan McGough, ADCRG
Website
Maryland ~ Bethesda
McGrath Morgan Academy of Irish Dance
Lauren McGrath Dutton, ADCRG; John Lawrence Morgan, TCRG
Website
Virginia ~ Fairfax Station, Falls Church
Maryland~ Frederick, Glen Bernie, Damascus, Bethesda, Millersville
McTeggart Irish Dancers
Pat Hall, ADCRG; Anne Hall, ADCRG; Jennifer Hale, TCRG; Rebekah Cassidy, TCRG; Betty Thompson, TCRG; Aurora Averill, TCRG
Houston WebsiteNorth Texas Website ~ Oklahoma Website
Oklahoma ~ Stillwater, Oklahoma City, Guthrie
Texas ~ Houston, Bedford
Misneach Irish Dance Academy
Ariel Raguso, TCRG
Website
Virginia
 ~ Ashburn, Purcellville
West Virginia
 ~ Inwood
Muggivan School of Irish Dance
Joni Muggivan, TCRG
Website
Louisiana
 ~ New Orleans
Virginia ~ Fredericksburg, Richmond
Nashville Irish Step Dancers
Mary Moran, TCRG
Website
Tennessee ~ Nashville
Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance
Niall O’Leary, ADCRG
Website
Florida ~ Panama City, Tallahassee
Mexico ~ Mexico City, Cancun, Metepec
Mississippi ~ Biloxi
O’Donovan School of Irish Dance
Mary Rose Fansler, TCRG
Website
Arkansas
 ~ Little Rock
O’Keefe Academy
Lizzy O’Keefe TCRG
Website
South Carolina ~ Summervile
O’Neill-James School of Irish Dance
Laureen O’Neill-James, ADCRG
Website
Virginia ~ Arlington, Falls Church
Revah Irish Dance Academy
Mariella Revah, TCRG
Website
Mexico ~ Mexico City
Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance
Sara Rhodes Zimmerman, TCRG
Website
Virginia ~ Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
Rhythm of Ireland School of Irish Dancing
Deborah Bristol, TCRG
Website
Virginia ~ Virginia Beach,
Rince Arkansas
Ana Ayala Barker, TCRG
Website
Arkansas ~ Fayetteville
Royal Academy of Irish Dance
Alexandra Macchi, TCRG
Website
North Carolina ~ Charlotte
Ryan School of Irish Dance
Sheila Ryan Davoren, TCRG
Website
Louisiana ~ Lafayette, Covington, Metairie
Scott-Ellis School of Irish Dance
Wendy Windsor, TCRG; Casey Schools-Clarke, TCRG
Website
Tennessee ~ East Nashville
Shandon O’Regan School of Irish Dance
Kay Brown LaGreca, TCRG; Maura Anderson, TCRG
Website
Texas ~ Allen, McKinney
Southern Irish Dance
Jennifer Marshall, ADCRG; Aoibhean O’Brien Barbara, ADCRG; Lily Fisher, TCRG
Website
Alabama ~ Madison
Tennessee ~ Brentwood, Chatanooga, Nolensville
Teelin School of Irish Dance
Maureen Berry, TCRG; Kathleen Young, TCRG; Meg Ortel, TMRF
Website
Maryland ~ Columbia
The McLane School of Irish Dance
Leander McLane, TCRG
Website
Texas ~ Richardson
The Mexican Institute of Irish Dance
Luis Sanchez, TCRG
Website
Mexico ~ Guadalajara
The O’Riain Academy
Ryan Broesler, TCRG; Ciara McGovern, TCRG; Gianna Cheeseman, TCRG
Website
Maryland ~ Pasadena
Tir Na Greine
Laura O’Sullivan, ADCRG; Maureen Armstrong, ADCRG; Camile Klein Eubank, ADCRG
Website
Florida ~ Delray Beach, Orlando, Stuart, West Palm Beach, Melbourne, Jupiter, St. Cloud, Casselberry
Triggle Academy 
Dan Triggle, TCRG; Andrew O’Reilly, TCRG
Website
North Carolina ~ Raleigh, Apex, Chapel Hill
Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dancing
Áine Walsh Kelley, TCRG; Colleen King, TCRG; Michael Kenny, ADCRG; Rose Kenny, ADCRG
Website
North Carolina ~ Charlotte, Greensboro, Wilmington
Watters School of Irish Dancing
Myra Watters, ADCRG; J.R. Walker, ADCRG
Website
Florida ~ Ocoee, Gainesville

Additional Southern Region Members

Courtney Jay, TCRG
Karyn Oster, ADCRG
Annemaire Sheehan, ADCRG
P.J. McCafferty, ADCRG
Judy McCafferty, SDCRG
Eileen Paulson, TCRG
Katie Commins, TCRG

Yzanne Noone, ADCRG
Jennifer Bartley, TCRG
Millie Beaton, TCRG
Russell Beaton, SDCRG
Erin Bliss, TCRG
Gayle Shields, TCRG
Patrick O’Hare, ADCRG
Megan Moloney, TMRF
Nicole Bayhurst, ADCRG

Updated 10/27/2022