The Jennifer Lynn School of Irish Dance is home to a fantastic group of irish dancers in Union, NJ. The school was created with a mission to pass down the tradition of Irish dance in a loving, fun and positive environment. Dancers will learn traditional and modern irish dancing and have fun along the way!
Throughout the year we provide many performance opportunities like marching and dancing in the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade. For those dancers who wish to compete, we also offer opportunities to go to local and national feisanna (irish dance competitions). We are a proud member of Rince Tuatha Nua (RTN) an open platform irish dance organization, affliliated with Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa (CRDM).
Director & Instructor
With grandparents hailing from County Wexford and Dublin, Irish dancing is in her blood. Jennifer started dancing under the late Greta Sheridan, TCRG and also had the privilege of training under the late Peter Smith, TCRG. During those years, she had the opportunity to perform all over the tri-state area including Carnegie Hall. Jennifer also proved herself with a successful competitive career earning her recognition as a Champion Irish Dancer.
Jennifer is currently a High School History teacher and holds a Masters Degree in Education from Rutgers University. She is well versed and highly qualified in teaching children of various ages and abilities. Through these methods, her students will learn the fundamentals but most importantly, they'll truly love to Irish Dance!
CaraJeanne has a degree in Family & Child Studies and is currently an Elementary School teacher. She danced under the direction of Deidre Shea, participating in many performances and local competitions. "My philosophy is teaching in a positive environment with positive reinforcement and having students work in a cooperative way. This way all students get to have fun and learn!"