Irish WNY / Rince Na Tiarna
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Founded in 1986, Rince Na Tiarna is without question the most well-known Irish dance school in Western New York. Indeed, Rince Na Tiarna is now famous throughout the world of Irish dance competition; the school regularly places well near the top in international championships, which include Irish dance teams from Shanghai to Moscow to Cape Town, and everywhere in between. Members of the troupe have also appeared on the Today show, Rosie O’Donnell, and realty show The Big Jig, which featured Rince Na Tiarna founder and instructor Mary Kay Heneghan and her school.
This year, the troupe celebrates another accomplishment. Two Rince dancers were been invited to perform in Irish dance superstar Michael Flatley’s farewell tour, which lasted from March 16 through July 4. The two dancers, Erin Lynch and Kevinah Dargan, both took a year off from their college studies to perform nearly five months of sold-out shows, dancing six nights a week.
The popular school now has five locations, in South Buffalo, Amherst, East Aurora, Hamburg, and Erie, PA. Learn more at rincenatiarna.com.