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, Moira Broomfield and Allison LeStrange 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: Mary Grace Roj, Cassie Lang, Parker Kelly, Nathaniel Lynch, Grace McGinnity, Madison Watson, Keira McMillian, Grace Conlan, Jude Hare and the reigning Mid Atlantic Champion Linden Gawronski. Best of luck to our 2024 graduating seniors: Jude Hare, Phoebe Sheehan, Cassie Lang, Katie Sonner and Rhyan Nolan. 

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