THE DANCE MASTER TRADITION Irish dance is one of the few activities where a teacher’s coaching and mentorship can last for a student’s entire career.
LEARN FROM ONE OF THE TOP DANCERS IN IRISH DANCE - YOU GET TWO EXPERT TEACHERS IN EACH CLASS YOU ATTEND - All classes are taught by expert Nicole McKeever with assistance by champion and teacher in training Natalie McKeever. Nicole is a registered teacher or TCRG with CLRG (An Coimissiun Rince Le Rinci Gaelacha), IDTANA (Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America) and the Western US Region. CLRG is the most elite international governing body of Irish Dance. The TCRG exam has a 30 percent pass rate. Nicole is also an Open Champion who competed at The World Championships in solos and teams 5 times. She was ranked 3rd in the Mid-Atlantic, 4th in the Munster Region of Ireland, 5th in the USA and 20th in the World. Nicole earned a Masters Degree in Irish Dance from the University of Limerick in Ireland with First Class Honors and taught students in both the BA and MA courses. She studied Irish Dance in Ireland for 2 years. She has 7 years International professional touring experience and is listed as one of 300 female dancers in the Historic Cast of Riverdance. She has been hired internationally for workshops, performed for royalty and in such prestigious locations such as London’s West End and the Kremlin Palace.
Natalie McKeever began Irish Dance with the DeNogla School at age 10. She has been a successful Champion since she was 12, with competitive achievements placing at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships several times and competing at the National Championships. She is currently competing and training to sit her TCRG exam. Outside of dance, Natalie has a BFA in Visual Arts, MFA in Digital Arts and New Media and has been a successful working visual artist for over a decade. Natalie has a passion for teaching, and has years of experience teaching arts in many settings including as an Adjunct Professor.
Combined Natalie and Nicole can claim over 45 years of experience as Irish dancers and almost three decades in the field of Education and Teaching in the Arts. The McKeever School can boast that it’s stylistic heritage stems from both the MId-Atlantic Region in the USA and Munster Region in Ireland. Nicole and Natalie were taught by Jennifer Nagle McGovern and Alison Nagle Keane who were students of Peter J. Smith, one of the founding teachers of Irish Dance in America. Nicole also studied under the legendary teacher Michael Ryan from Tipperary, Ireland.
"MY PATH FROM BEGINNER TO CHAMPION, FROM THE COMPETITIVE STAGE TO THE WORLD STAGE."
Nicole McKeever Performing at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. 2009. Reel Around the Sun
Nicole McKeever Performing at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. Heartland from Riverdance. 2009
Nicole McKeever in Highlights of Ragus an Seo, Summer of 2007, Japanese Tour.
Dancer and Choreographer: Nicole McKeever. www.McKeeverDance.com Video and Editing: Natalie M. McKeever. www.NatalieMcKeever.com Track: "Calico" by Flook. Shot on IPhone 5S. Filmed in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.
Dancer and Choreographer Nicole McKeever www.McKeeverDance.com Video and Editing Natalie McKeever www.NatalieMcKeever.com Music Intro by The xx