School of Irish Dance

Our Mission

Our director - Miss Lauren

Miss Lauren & her family

Dancing on Eire is a performance based Irish Dance School located in Schwenksville, PA.  Our goal is to provide quality Irish Dance instruction in a fun, nurturing environment. We strive to not only teach Irish Step dancing, but also Irish culture and history. While we primarily focus on community involvement and performances, competition opportunities are also available.  The overall goal of our school is a place for students to have fun and make new friendships.  

Dance Background and Training
Miss Lauren has been dancing since the age of 3.  She began her performing arts with ballet and tap, later expanding to jazz and hip-hop as well.  Miss Lauren had the privilege of going en pointe at age 11.  She continued to explore all types of dance throughout college, including swing, ballroom, African and salsa.  

Miss Lauren began her Irish dance journey at age 9.  At this time Riverdance was exploding around the world and Irish dance was gaining popularity.  Miss Lauren danced with Pride of Erin, a performance based school.  With them she had the opportunity to perform 50+ shows a year.  Miss Lauren has performed for schools and nursing homes as well as for birthdays, weddings and special events.  She has also had the honor of dancing in several Philadelphia St. Patrick's day parades, Hershey Park, the Boscov's Thanksgiving Day parade, Washington D.C. for the National 4th of July events, Miss America Pageants and Walt Disney World.

Miss Lauren also received training from the Gaelic Roots Irish Dance camp at Boston College.  Her she studied under world reknowned dancers, such as Donny Golden, Liam Harney, Michael Maguire, Kathleen O'Shea Maguire and Colette Devline McAllister.   Miss Lauren also competed briefly with the Ryan School of Irish Dance under the direction of Christina Ryan-Kilcoyne.  

Career

Outside of Dancing on Eire, Miss Lauren teaches Life Skills Support for the Boyertown Area School District.  She is certified in Special Education, Elementary Education, Mid-level Mathematics and Mid-level Language Arts.  

Family Life

Miss Lauren resides in Quakertown, PA with her husband Steve and their 3 daughters Amelia, Anabelle, and Aislynn.  They enjoy taking walks, playing dress up and having family movie night!