The school was established in 1985 under the guidance of Mary Heavey-Quinn, T.C.R.G. Mary Heavey-Quinn, Director of the Heavey-Quinn Academy of Irish Dancing, is a member of the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin, Ireland, Irish Dancing Teacher’s Association of North America and the Irish Dancing Teacher’s Association of New England.
Students from the academy participate at many events throughout the area and attend numerous competitions throughout the United States. It is the goal of the Director and staff to promote the history, culture and tradition of Irish dancing and to encourage students to participate in the social and competitive environment of Irish dancing. Students at the Heavey-Quinn Academy of Irish Dancing learn the art of traditional Irish step dancing. Dancers will learn the reel, jig, hornpipe along with Ceili or team dancing. Students are taught placement, timing and proper body carriage while building strength and perseverance.
Classes are held in Chelmsford, Malden and West Roxbury.