Scoil Rince Ni Riada (Skoal Reen-ka Knee Ree-uh-duh) Irish Dance: Las Vegas was founded in 2013 by director, Tara Reid ADCRG, and is open for students of all ages and skill levels. We offer beginner through championship solo classes, beginner and advanced ceili/performance classes for dancers ages 3-adult. Dancers learn in a fun and energetic environment and the concepts and skills that our dancers learn can be applied throughout their lives. Our classes are taught by an experienced and fabulous home grown staff of a certified adjudicator, certified teachers and teachers studying for certification. We have a TA program that helps to connect and bond our up and comers with our advanced dancers.
Our competitive solo and team dancers have placed in the top 10 at our regional qualifiers and have qualified for the National and World Championships!
Ceili dances are social dances that have been passed down the generations-some of them from 1500 AD! They range from groups of 4 dancers to 16 and are danced at social functions as well as at competitions and are danced the world over. We have fun getting our dance parents and members of the public up for these dances at our parties and performances. I think they are surprised by how easy and fun it is to partake in these dances. Our Under 15 girls four hand placed 12th and our Under 12 girls four hand placed 10th at our Regionals this past November. They, and the rest of our competition teams are starting to place quite well at competition.
Our performance team has performed all over the valley, from parades, to highland festivals, weddings and corporate events, to The Smith Center with The Chieftans and the Henderson Pavilion with The High Kings and Solas! This year, we took part in The Las Vegas Celtic Society’s Celtic Thanksgiving for the first time and had an amazing time.
Scoil Rince Ni Riada Irish Dance: Las Vegas aims to take every student where they desire to go- whether it be for fun and exercise, performance, competition, or all of the above. We are a big family here, and we work to build each other up to be the best we can be and to achieve any goals that we set. If you believe, you CAN achieve! Our support system is second to none. Join us!
*Scoil Rince Ni Riada is certified with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin, as well as IDTANA and Western Region Irish Dance Teachers Association.