Rochester Hills' Most Successful Irish Dance School
World Medalists / National Champions / Family owned and run since 2013
Céad Míle Fáilte!
The Shannon Irish Dance Academy is proud to perpetuate the traditions and culture of Ireland in Rochester Hills, Michigan. We are the only accredited school with certified Irish dance instructors through the World Irish Dance Association in northern Oakland County.
We believe that anyone can learn Irish dance regardless of age or level and as such, offer classes for students aged 3 years old to adults and everyone in between. We believe in teaching self-confidence, teamwork, discipline, respect for others, and grace under pressure; skills that will carry on in all facets of life. Our welcoming team of dancers, families, and teachers help to develop a strong sense of community and lasting friendships.
Shannon offers both competitive and performance programs in this traditional art form that has come to us from across the Atlantic. Dancers in our programs are given unique opportunities to compete and perform, not only nationally, but around the world. We provide each dancer with the means and support needed to compete and perform at the peak of their ability. It is our balanced approach to solo, performance, and team dancing that leads our dancers to their greatest successes on and off the dance floor.
Shannon Irish Dance Academy Achievements
Our Shannon soloist and team dancers have achieved incredible success winning numerous titles and awards at local, national, and international competitions. Some of our major championship titles include…
2018 World Irish Dance Championships
- Maggie Rohweder- 14 th U30 Ladies
- Hazel Dodson- 13 th O40 Senior Ladies
2018 International Championships
- Reegan Coran – 2 nd U9 Girls
- Mina Cuenca – 8 th U9 Girls Teams
- U10 2 Hand – 1 st Winning Team!!
- O30 2 Hand – 4 th
2017 U.S. Open National Championships
- Reegan Coran – 1 st U8 Girls National Champion!!
- Mina Cuenca – 6 th U8 Girls
- Kathleen Clinton – 3 rd O21 Senior Ladies
- Maggie Rohweder – 4 th O21 Senior Ladies
- Victoria Lines – 5 th O21 Senior Ladies
- Hazel Dodson – 6 th O21 Senior Ladies
- Sarah Haskins – 7 th O21 Senior Ladies
- Carolyn Moss – 9 th O21 Senior Ladies
- U14 2 Hand – 3 rd
- U10 3 Hand – 3 rd
- O30 3 Hand – 1 st Winning Team!!
2017 World Irish Dance Championships
- Kathleen Clinton – 8 th O40 Senior Ladies
2017 International Championships
- Reegan Coran – 3 rd U8 Girls
- Mina Cuenca – 5 th U8 Girls
- U10 2 Hand – 4 th
- O30 2 Hand – 2 nd
- O30 2 Hand – 4 th
- O30 3 Hand – 2 nd
- O30 4 Hand – 1 st Winning Team!!
2016 European Championships
- Kathleen Clinton – 9 th O40 Senior Ladies