About Us

The Rochester Academy of Irish Dance, founded in 2016 by sisters Paula and Rachel Burke, is Rochester's premier Irish dance school. RAID is dedicated to training dancers of all ages from beginner to open champion in traditional and contemporary forms of Irish dance. Dancers have opportunities to participate in group dances, performances, and competitions. Paula Burke,  Rachel Burke,  Kathleen O'Keefe, and Moira Broomfield are devoted to helping their students improve their dancing and achieve their goals.

 

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Location

1598 Penfield Road, Rochester NY

Notable Achievements 

2021 United States National Champion
LINDEN GAWRONSKI

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2017 Mid-Atlantic
Regional Champion

SOPHIE GREY

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Trinity Irish Dance Company Member
ABI GRAHAM-LUKE

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2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Champion
PARKER KELLY

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10 WORLD QUALIFIERS for the 2022 World Championships in Belfast, Ireland

Named "Best In Show" in the 2022 Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade