Instructor Bios

Beth & Sinead Greene

Beth:

Beth was introduced to Irish dancing at the age of four in Dublin, Ireland. She was a student at the Caldwell School of Irish Dancing under the direction of Cora Caldwell until the age of ten when she moved on to dance under the direction of the late Peter Bolton. During the following years Beth competed at many Feisanna all over Ireland and accumulated a number of medals at the All Ireland. Beth moved to Nova Scotia, Canada in 1974 with her late husband Bob Greene where they raised their three children. During the spring of 1988 Beth formed the Metro School of Irish Dance in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. She received her TCRG designation in 1998. This is the official certification for an Irish Dance teacher sanctioned by the governing body An Commission Le Rinci Galeacha, Dublin. Following this milestone in 98, the long term teacher officially switched the name to The Greene School of Irish Dance. She is also a member of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America, Eastern Canadian Dance Teachers Association and Dance Nova Scotia. As a native of Ireland with over 26 years of experience as an Irish Dance teacher, Beth is just as passionate today as she was as a young student. Now teaching alongside her daughter Sinead, that passion continues.

Sinead:

Sinead began her Irish Dancing career at the age of 6. She was immediately captivated after her first competition in Montreal in 1989. She diligently worked her way up the levels and finished in Open championships, retiring from competitive dance at age 23. She competed many times at the Eastern Canadian Oireachtas, the North American Championships and was a three time world qualifier for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne . Since she was a teenager Sinead has taught alongside her mother Beth, enriching many young lives with the heart and soul of Irish Dance and its great culture. With her ability to choreograph beautiful steps, she has motivated and coached all levels and ages to reach their goals and accomplishments. They say “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, Sinead hasn’t worked a day since. In 2003 Sinead danced with the “Spirit of Ireland” Irish Dance show which travelled throughout North America. In 2011 Sinead completed the Irish Dance teacher’s certification exams to become a qualified TCRG. This is the official certification for an Irish Dance teacher sanctioned by the governing body An Commission Le Rinci Galeacha, Dublin, Ireland. She is also a member of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America, Eastern Canadian Dance Teachers Association and Dance Nova Scotia. Teaching together with her mother Beth, Sinead is as passionate today as she was as a young teen.

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