About Us

At the Flying Irish, we pride ourselves on our quality Irish Dance programs where every student is treated as an individual. Our small class sizes ensure that dancers receive plenty of one-on-one attention and move at their own pace. Dancers and their families make friends for life make friends while working together to make every event a success.

Flying Irish Dancers learn the history and culture of Ireland and how it relates to Irish Dance. They even learning to speak some Gaelic! Our dancers participate in the centuries-old tradition of feiseanna (Irish Dance competitions), learning modern Irish Dance choreography in the sequence of dances that have been taught for generations. We belong to an Open Platform organization, where making feis friends is every bit as important as the final results.

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Our Staff

Mary-Sarah O’Hanlon has over 25 years of experience teaching Irish Dance, circus, and yoga. She earned her T.M.R.F. from CLRG in 1991. She is a TCRG and ADCRG with Rince Tuatha Nua and was a founding member of the organization. Mary-Sarah has served on the Board of Directors of RTN as President and Secretary. She was an open champion competitor with the world-renown Smith Houlihan School of Irish Dance, ranking in the top 10 in the New England region.

 

Mary-Sarah has a BA in English Literature and Anthropology from Boston University and is a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-500). She is certified in Variety Entertainment by The Royal Society of the Arts (UK) and performed as an aeralist and a Ringmistress with Zippo's Circus in England. Her unique background informs her teaching and choreography, making Flying Irish Dancers' shows especially entertaining and innovative.

Miss Tatiana started dancing as soon as she could walk: at 16 months she ran onstage during a Flying Irish performance to have her moment in the spotlight. She was a top ranked National competitor, placed 9th at CRDM's World Championships in 2018 and 7th at CRDM's All Irelands in 2016. Tatiana shares her knowledge of what it takes to reach the top levels of competition when she teaches classes at the studio and in private lessons. She has been helping with classes since she was 12. She is now working towards her TCRG certification, having passed her written ceili exam.

Under the direction of Mary-Sarah O'Hanlon, TCRG, ADCRG

 

ADDRESS

PO Box 351, Rt. 119

Ashby, MA 01431
dance@flyingirish.com
T / 978-386-2325

 

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