…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 over 150. 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 Zoo and the Landmark Center and with talented musicians such as the Two Tap Trio, the Minnesota Police Pipe Band and Gaelic Storm.
What others say about us
“It means a lot that I have such wonderful teachers that love and support me every time I dance.”
“What an impressive group of dancers! They presented themselves so well in every respect!! ‘My kids’ loved it all; the dance presentation, the dancing, and the dancers. It was a quite a special day for our school A most sincere THANK YOU for making this happen!! Congratulations on 10 years of such a beautiful dance school.”
“Thanks for the COUNTLESS hours you all put in to make this a great bunch of performances for our kids. I know that Olivia LOVES it and is so proud of her class and the school. It really means a lot.”
“I would like to send a whole hearted thank you to you, your dancers, and musicians on behalf of Special Olympics! We could not have asked for a better way to kick off a bright and early morning! Everyone was extremely excited to see the performance, and the talent that both the dancers and musicians have is incredible!