Pronounced “rin-KOR-ee don SPREE” in Gaelic, our name means “dancing for fun.” We are a performance-centered school that provides an Irish dance education solely for the love of Irish culture and dance. We perform throughout Utah at events such as the Living Traditions Festival, Utah Scottish Festival, and the Utah State Fair, along with other public and private events such as elementary schools, cultural festivals, farmers markets, senior centers and more. Our biggest event of the year is the Utah Hibernian Society’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Siamsa in March!
RDS is a local organization that supports itself from tuition, grants, and contributions. By taking classes, you support our mission of bringing a cultural educational experience to those who may not have the opportunity otherwise. Our dancers come from all walks of life, and volunteer their time for community performances.
All of our teachers are also dancers! As such, each teacher is continually learning and improving their dancing abilities. Teachers really know, from experience, what it takes to learn and perform choreography. Our teachers teach traditional ceili and set dances, as well as contemporary show or performance pieces.
Board of Directors
The RDS board of directors includes a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer, as well as trustees. Offices are filled by volunteers and voted upon yearly. The board meets as needed to review policies and concerns, discuss upcoming events, and oversee other volunteers.
We need your help! If dancers or parents of dancers are interested in volunteering to help Rinceoiri either as a member of the board or a more casual volunteer, please let us know!