Erin Cooney at a performance with the Rince Nua Irish Dancers
Dance Like Everyone's Watching
Irish Dance School for Boys and Girls From Preschool through Highschool

Curriculum, Community, Support


At Rince Nua, your child will be learning a proven curriculum that has helped hundreds of students learn the foundations of Irish Dance

We create memorable, joyous and confidence-building experiences for children

We provide  a dance community where children feel supported, have fun, and feel loved

We give our very best to every child who comes through our door

All our programming is specific to assisting children in building positive life-long habits

A Step-by-Step, Repeatable Plan for Success

1. The Foundation

First, your child will learn all the fundamentals to help him or her build a strong foundation in Irish Dance

2. Learning the Steps

Next, your child will memorize and study the steps and dances of our curriculum and start to grow a broader understanding of Irish Dance

3. Presentation Skills

Additional fun and learning comes into play here when students participate in evaluations and showcases to improve their presentation skills, and share their talent with family and friends

4.  Next Level Experiences

Finally, we train dancers on contemporary Irish Dance skills and choreography and connect them with national and international opportunities to continually challenge them
Erin Cooney, Owner of Rince Nua Irish Dance
Erin Cooney
Irish Dance Teacher since 2002
  • First American-born to pass the Irish Dance Teacher's Diploma from Dublin, Ireland
  • ​25+ Years Irish Dancing Experience
  • ​15+ Years Teaching Experience
  • ​B.A in Communication from the College of Saint Benedict
  • ​Wife, and Mom of two boys

Building Confidence in Children

"We love Rince Nua! Our daughter has made so much progress with her skills, has started to compete, and just loves to dance! Her confidence improves with each new dance or step she learns! We couldn’t be happier!"
 Kim Tiesma, Rince Nua Mom
"Both of my daughters have thrived at Rince Nua. They are building lifelong skills that challenge them physically and mentally and promote a healthy lifestyle. They can’t wait to get to dance when they have class! The owner is friendly and professional and works great with the kids. Excellent dance community. Highly recommended!"
 Spencer Wittich, Rince Nua Dad
"My daughter started Irish dance about a year and a half ago when she had just turned 10. She fell in love with it immediately! The teachers are wonderful and supportive, and they are happy to meet with students where they are whether they want to dance for fun or competitions. We LOVE Rince Nua and are so happy to have found our Irish dancing home there!"
 Ana Hulzebos, Rince Nua Mom
"Excellent school in the Northwest Metro for those interested in Irish Dance. My daughter instantly fell in love with the school and teachers, we love the teaching approach and the confidence it has given her. Opportunities for both group and private lessons allow you to choose the level and effort that is right for you. Multiple opportunities throughout the year for recreational performances for all levels as well. We love being part of Rince Nua!"
 Alyssa Yarbrough, Rince Nua Mom

All classes are online from November 21-December 18 due to current restrictions set by the State of Minnesota

Here are More Answers:

Where can I find the Beginner class schedule?
Our Beginner classes are currently FULL. Be sure to join the Waitlist to be the FIRST to know when a Beginner Class Opens Up.
How much does the Beginner program cost?
The investment for our Beginner program starts at $84 per month.
Where is the school located?
Our address is 10701 93rd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
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Due to the pandemic, will any performances be happening?
YES. We have been doing video performances successfully for several months now. Below is a video of our last video showcase. Our next video showcase will occur in February. 
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Can I enroll as a 100% ONLINE student?
YES! You can contact us at www.rincenua.com/ask for more information on our online learning experience. 😊
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