The Rochester Academy of Irish Dance

The Rochester Academy of Irish Dance, founded in 2016 by sisters Paula Burke and Rachel Burke, is Rochester's premier Irish dance school.


RAID is dedicated to training dancers of all ages from beginner to open champion in traditional and contemporary forms of Irish dance. Dancers have opportunities to participate in group dances, performances, and competitions. Paula Burke, Rachel Burke, Kathleen O'Keefe and Moira Broomfield are devoted to helping their students improve their dancing and achieve their goals.


Please join us in congratulating this year's Rochester Academy world qualified dancers: Cassie Lang, Parker Kelly, Jackson Kelly, Nathaniel Lynch, Annabelle McGinnity, Grace McGinnity, Alli LeStrange, Madison Watson, Keira McMillian, Grace Conlan, Jude Hare and the reigning Mid Atlantic Champion Linden Gawronski. Best of luck to our 2023 graduating seniors: Kaden LeChase, Molly Murty, Emma Davila, Annabelle McGinnity, Amelia Tyo, Maeve McCarthy Wells, Catherine Holahan, Natalie Martin and Katie McGarvey.

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