Rose and Sword Academy Dancers


wida_logo_colorRose & Sword Academy of Irish Dance is the best WIDA Irish Step Dancing school for southeastern Virginia, providing many performing opportunities, competitive Irish dance, and fun classes for the younger ones and adults. Under the direction of champion dancers Kathy Nelson, TCRG, and Isabelle Hollingsworth, the school is committed to the development of skilled  performers as well as award-winning competitive Irish dancers. We offer many opportunities for our dancers in nurturing their love and education of Irish dance, music and culture.  Kathy is an experienced and successful professional who shares her knowledge of Irish dance to all students. Kathy Nelson is a TCRG Teacher of WIDA. She passes on her extensive experience as a performer and dance choreographer to the students of the school. Isabelle Hollingsworth is a champion dance instructor who is experienced in choreography development and is also a skilled stage performer. Our students come from the Hampton Roads area including Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Yorktown, Gloucester, Grafton, Carrollton, Smithfield, James City, Isle of Wight, Poquoson, Toano, Seaford, and all over the greater Peninsula in southeast Virginia! The Rose & Sword Academy is a member of the World Irish Dance Association WIDA.

At Rose & Sword Academy, we strive to bring the highest quality dance instruction in a warm and friendly environment. We want everyone to feel comfortable so that they can enjoy the experience. By giving our students the most fun and enjoyable classes that we can, we feel that the school will stand out and become the highlight of the week for those who attend. When we hear the students say that they can’t wait for the next class, then we feel that we have achieved success. Throughout the year our dancers participate in numerous competitions, dance shows, and performances, including St. Patrick’s Day activities. Come and join us and see what the school is all about! We also offer classes from beginner to champion level along with private lessons and personalized dance instruction and we are homeschool friendly. We have classes, during the day, just for homeschool students! Check the class schedule page for more information and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Come out and join us – enroll today! We look forward to seeing you soon! We are adult and performance friendly!!

Our Christmas Showcase is Saturday, December 17th at the Williamsburg Library Theater with 12pm and 2:30pm shows.

Yorktown studio has moved to the new VRB studio at 4839 George Washington Memorial Hwy Rt 17 between ABZ rentals and Party Essentials-about 1/2 mile from old location.

New homeschool class at the Yorktown location on Friday mornings at 11am.

CONTINUING ENROLLMENT 🙂 Our classes run year-round so contact me if you are interested in starting with us!
Our new studio is located at 3715 Strawberry Plains Rd., Suite/Unit 6 in Williamsburg, Virginia in the new building to the left of Craft 31-down the long side facing the street under the big overhang with white pillars! Look for the Strawberry Cove sign. Now we have 2 locations to choose from-Yorktown and Williamsburg, Virginia! See both class schedules and find a class that fits.