About Us

A Premier Irish Dancing School in Connecticut!

Irish dancing is an ancient art form, which strengthens the mind and body and contributes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Through Irish dance, our students develop self-esteem, coordination, confidence, and lasting friendships. We offer classes for boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

The Mulcahy Academy of Irish Dance is a member of CLRG – The Premier Irish Dancing Organization In The World! 

We specialize in promoting Irish culture through traditional and modern Irish dancing techniques and movements.

 Our classes are taught in Glastonbury, Middletown, Bolton, and Bloomfield Connecticut.

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Erin M. Mulcahy, T.C.R.G.

OWNER AND DIRECTOR

Erin began her Irish Step Dancing education at the Duffy Academy of Irish Music and Dance at the age of 3, under the instruction of May Duffy A.D.C.R.G. of Dublin, Ireland.

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Tara Deveney, T.C.R.G.

TEACHER

Tara began her Irish dance education with Deirdre Golden she later joined the Griffith Academy (CT). She taught Irish dance at the Coogan School of Irish Dance before returning to teach with Deirdre Golden at the Golden Harp Irish Dance Company (CT). She is now a welcomed member of the Mulcahy Academy team!

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Hannah Austin

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Hannah started Irish Step Dancing at the age of 5 at the Griffith Academy and is a world medal holder.

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Kristen Saunders

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Kristen began her Irish Step Dancing education at the Duffy Academy of Irish Music and Dance at the age of 3.

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Erin Buckmiller

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Erin started her dancing career at the age of 3 with the Duffy Academy of Irish Music and Dance (East Hartford, CT) and joined the O'Keefe School of Irish Dance (Hamden, CT) at the age of 13.

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Griffin Bartone

ASSISTANT TEACHER

Griffin, is an All Ireland and World medalist, whose love and practice of Irish dance began at the age of four. 

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Kate Reopell

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY

Kate started Irish Step Dance at the age of 7 before starting with Mulcahy Academy in 2015.

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Kathy Christianson

Bookkeeper

Kathy Christianson was formerly a data processing business executive at the Aetna Insurance Company, a 23-year career. She has a multitude of different business experiences and looks forward to working with the Mulcahy Academy of Irish Dance team.

Proud Members of the Following Organizations

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Reasons to Enroll With Mulcahy Academy

Experience

Starting Irish dance at a very young age and continually building on that foundation our team has decades of experience training, coaching, dancing and competing.

Camaraderie

Mulcahy Academy has been the foundation for friendships that have lasted a lifetime. Our students build lasting bonds through a shared love of Irish culture and traditions.

Tradition

Students learn not only the dance but the meanings and traditions behind the songs and dances we perform. We encourage and pride ourselves in teaching our students about the culture and beauty of Ireland.

Performance

Our students perform both locally and on the national level. We provide students with the knowledge and confidence to not only perform in Fèis and Oireachtas competitions but also through community events and parades.