O’Grady Quinlan Academy Teachers
O’Grady Quinlan Academy teachers have undergone extensive training.
As members of An Chomhdháil, all teachers must adhere to the following standards:
- Fully qualified teachers holding Teastais de Comhdháil na Rince Gaelacha (TCRG) or an equivalent Teastais De Coimision na Rince Gaelacha.
- Adjudicators holding Ard Diploma na Comhdháil na Rince Gaelacha (ADCRG) or equivalent Ard Diploma an Coimisuin na Rince Gaelacha.
- Holders of MRG certificate (Muinteoir Rince Gaelacha)
An Chomhdháil, established in 1970, prides itself on the high standard of testing that goes into becoming a certified teacher. An Chomhdháil shares with An Coimisiún a rigorous system of examinations for certifying its dance teachers and adjudicators, and has similar terminology as noted above. In addition, there are equivalent grade examinations for competing dancers over the age of 8, and provide feedback and development of all aspects of dancing.
An Chomhdháil has over 28 regional branches with schools worldwide and is expanding rapidly throughout North America.
O’Grady Quinlan is proud to be the only certified school in the Lehigh Valley that is registered with An Chomhdháil, home to 5 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.