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The Deirdre O’ Mara School of Irish Dance provides a unique experience that is both cultural & creative, fun & hard work. Competition is an option, but not a requirement. Scoil Rince Saoirse (Freedom Dance School) is the competitive part of our school.The only requirement to take classes is a love of dance and a willingness to work hard & have fun.


Irish DanceWe also offer ballet classes for ages 3 and up,  and summer camp for 4 weeks in July/August.

Irish dance or ballet themed birthday parties are available at the dance studio.

“I feel our school provides the best combination of the traditional & the many changes that have occurred in the world of Irish dance.
My wish for our dancers is that they dance with not just their feet but with their heart.
Our school will develop confidence in an atmosphere of growth & inspiration.”
Deirdre O’Mara TMRF. Founder and director.

Deirdre O’Mara is from Dublin, Ireland, & studied with Marie Walsh ADCRG and Mary McElroy S.D.C.R.G..

Dates to Remember for 2018 – 2019 Dance year  (All dates are inclusive)

Sept 4 & 6 – O Team class 5-7pm
September 10 – Start of new dance year
Monday October 1 – Saturday October 6 – Bring-A-Friend Week!
Wednesday October 31 – No class – Halloween
Friday November 9 – Mini Oireachtas at Rory Dolan’s – 6pm
Tuesday November 20 – Saturday November 24 – No class for Thanksgiving and the Oireachtas
Saturday December 22 – School fundraiser & Christmas Party – 4-8pm
Monday December 24 – Tuesday January 1 – No class for Christmas break
Sunday January 13 – 4-6pm Recital at YMA 160 Woodlawn Ave, Yonkers NY
Monday February 4 – Saturday February 9 – Bring-A-Friend Week!
Saturday February 16 – Thursday February 21 – No class for President’s Week / Winter Break & All-Ireland’s
Sunday March 31 – Mini Worlds at Rory Dolan’s – 6pm
Thursday April 18 – Monday April 22 – No Class – Easter Break & World’s – Greensboro, NC
Monday May 27 – No class – Memorial Day
Friday June 14 – Mini Nationals at Rory Dolan’s – 6pm
Monday June 17 – Last day of classes
Friday June 21 – Annual Sleepover 7pm to 9am
Monday July 1 – Friday July 5 – National’s – Vancouver