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Lauren C.

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Learn the art of Irish dance from a certified Irish dance instructor with over 25 years of teaching experience

Riverdance! Lord of the Dance!...Have you ever wanted to learn how to Irish dance but couldn't find lessons near you or maybe felt intimidated to dance in front of others while you're learning?...Maybe finding the time in your busy schedule has been challenging?...I can help! : ) I have been teaching for over 25 years and I am both a certified Irish dance instructor (T.C.R.G.) and adjudicator (A.D.C.R.G.). I have created a successful online learning program that incorporates weekly online class sessions with support instructional videos and music that you can access at times that work for you! It is a self-paced online learning system that moves with you, not ahead of you, where you will find encouragement and accountability while setting goals and meeting bench marks as you journey through Irish dance, music, history and culture. You will start with the basics of what makes Irish dance "look Irish" and you will explore the various rhythms and movements that have captivated audiences all over the globe who have seen shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Irish dance is a combination of group and solo dancing which incorporates both a soft shoe and hard shoe element of dance. In this course you will explore all aspects of Irish dance while addressing fitness and technique challenges along the way using different forms of exercises and drills to support the movement. The course is appropriate for ages 4yrs - Adult! It's never too late to try something new! : )
About Lauren C.

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

Age: 4+

Speaks English

Has background check

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Subject: Dance
Irish Dance
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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!

Posted Aug 27, 2020

Lauren is terrific. Our daughter absolutely enjoys her classes.

Posted Aug 24, 2020
Irish Dancing Instructor
Jan 2005 - Present
An Daire Academy of Irish dance
Instruction in Irish dance, music and culture for fun and fitness. Offering opportunities for competition, academic achievement and performance.
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Sep 2000 - Jan 2005
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Jul 1995 - Dec 1999
Nashville Irish Step Dancers
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ACE Fitness Trainer
Jun 2001 - Sep 2001
EMT - Paramedic
Sep 1988 - Jun 1994
Mt. Hood Community College
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Oregon Health Sciences University
Native Proficiency
Sep 2017
C.L.R.G. - Irish Dancing Coimisiun
Adjudicator (Judge) of Irish Dance
Jan 2005
C.L.R.G. - Irish Dancing Coimisiun
Certified Teacher of Irish Dance
Apr 2018
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