…I appreciate how organized and thorough you are. We have been involved in everything from hockey to piano, and Rince na Chroi is by far the best organized organization we’ve worked with.
Come Join Our Family.
Ages 3 and up
Hundreds of performances!
World class Irish dance instruction in the heart of St. Paul.
Our purpose is to provide a positive, fun learning atmosphere for all of our students.
Our dancers are friends, both in and out of the classroom.
We strive to instill a sense of belonging, school spirit and confidence in each and every Rince na Chroi student.
Rince na Chroi (pronounced Rink-a na Cree), Gaelic for “dance of the heart”, was founded by Katie Stephens Spangler in February 2003 after 15 years of Irish dancing and teaching experience in Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Paul.
Since opening our doors, Rince na Chroi has grown from about 15 dancers to nearly 200. We have performed all over the Twin Cities and the Midwest at events such as the Irish Fair of Minnesota, the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, Grand Old Day, Milwaukee Irish Fest, and many more. Recently, our dancers have performed an average of 100 times each year, in venues such as the Minnesota State Fair and the Landmark Center and with talented musicians such as the Two Tap Trio, the Wild Colonial Bhoys and Gaelic Storm.