Welcome to Rose & Sword Academy of Irish Dance, the home of Irish dancing at its finest! We believe that Irish dancing should be fun while reflecting the richness of our Irish heritage.
Rose & Sword is a member of the World Irish Dance Association (WIDA) and our dancers proudly compete in WIDA Irish dance competitions.
Kathy Nelson is the owner and primary instructor at Rose & Sword Academy and is a WIDA-certified Irish Dance Teacher (TCRG). She passes on her extensive experience as a performer and dance choreographer to the students of the school. Kathy was a champion dancer in her competitive career and has been teaching Irish dance for 18 years. She has created numerous first place talent dances for dancers competing in area pageants and her choreography has won accolades in the both the competitive and performance arenas. She is also very experienced in health and fitness and incorporates exercises in each class. Kathy loves working with all of her students, but has a special passion for working with adult dancers and homeschool families.
Isabelle Hollingsworth is a champion dancer who is experienced in choreography development and is also a skilled stage performer. She has danced in a professional Irish dance show and has been training with Kathy for over 12 years. Isabelle plans to work towards her TCRG and is excited to be working with Kathy at Rose & Sword Academy!
There are many opportunities given to ensure a well rounded experience in Irish dance:
- Weekly classes
- June recital
- Christmas show
- Community performances including 2nd Sundays
- Performing groups
We offer classes for all ages from 3 to adult, and our students include many adult dancers and homeschool families.
Come join us to experience our love and joy of Irish dance!