O’Grady Quinlan Academy Teachers
O’Grady Quinlan Academy teachers have undergone extensive training.
The teachers meet the training required to pass the rigorous TCRG Certification administered by An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha, the largest Irish Dance organization in the world.
An Coimisiun, established in 1927, prides itself on the high standard of testing that goes into becoming a certified teacher. It was An Coimisiún that first established a standard for Irish dance teachers, and later for adjudicators. This extensive certification process is not required for all Irish Dance organizations.
An Coimisiún has grown the world of Irish dance, publishing a handbook of Céilí dances, and established Oireachtas an Rince (The World Championships). Irish Dancing is ever growing, with nine Regional Councils overseeing a vibrant Irish dancing scene in Ireland and Britain and organizations such as the I.D.T.A.N.A. in North America, R.T.M.E. in Mainland Europe, A.I.D.A. in Australia and T.I.D.A.N.Z. in New Zealand. The influence of An Coimisiún continues to spread throughout the world and they can proudly say there are active classes in continental Europe, in South America and as far away as South Africa.
O’Grady Quinlan is proud to be the only certified school in the Lehigh Valley that is registered with An Comisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, home to 8 TCRG and 1 ADCRG.
Learn More About Our OGQ Dance Teachers
Colleen Quinlan Schroeder, ADCRG
Colleen currently resides in Bethlehem, PA with her daughter Grainne who is an Open Champion dancer herself! Colleen enjoys sharing her passion for Irish Dance with every dancer who walks through the door. It is her missions to make sure dancers not only learn to dance, but learn positive life lessons that will help them through every step of life!
Maureen O'Grady White, TCRG
Katherine Skehan Baillie, TCRG
Katherine lives in Nazareth with her husband Dan and her four children Taidhg, Cian, Aoibhe and Senan. Katherine loves sharing her passion for Irish dance with all our students and loves to help train them to be the best dancer they can possibly be.