Learn the art of Irish dance from a certified Irish dance instructor with over 25 years of teaching experience
Lauren hails from Oregon where she was a Rose Festival Princess and Miss Teen of Oregon. Trained in musical theater before applying her talents to Irish dancing. she has appeared on "Prime Time Country" and "Live at the Grand Ole Opry", danced with the Chieftains, Natalie MacMaster, Gaelic Storm and performed at renaissance festivals with the Rogues of Scotland and Brollywacker throughout the United States and Canada. A two-time qualifier for the World Irish Dance Championships, Lauren spent much of 1999 and 2000 touring the US and Canada with "Dancing on Common Ground." In addition, she appeared with husband Jim, on the cover of the December 2000 issue of "Irish Dancing Magazine." In 2005, Lauren earned her TCRG, teacher's certification with the Irish Dance Commission (CLRG), and in 2017 earned her ADCRG, adjudicators certification. Lauren has also appeared in nationally-syndicated television programs including TNT's "Leverage", "Librarian" and NBC's "Grimm." Lauren has held certifications in Nursing and as an ACE Personal Trainer. She was responsible for creating fitness programs for seniors, special needs and injury recovery. She currently owns and operates the An Daire Academy of Irish Dance which offers on-going in-studio and online learning programs to ages 4yrs - adult, hosts 6 feisseanna (Irish dance competitions) and 2-3 Irish dance Grade Examinations per year!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1995
ACE Fitness Trainer
Has background check
Lauren is THE BEST and I am so grateful I found such a gem of a dance teacher. I am a professional dancer in Los Angeles who had only taken a few Irish dance classes before I started working with Lauren online in April. With her help, I have learned SO much in only 4 months, and recently passed the first 6 Irish grade exams. She is so patient, encouraging, fun, and her online learning portal and videos are immensely helpful for learning virtually. I could not recommend her enough!
Lauren is terrific. Our daughter absolutely enjoys her classes.