a non-competitive traditional Irish dance program at
Longview Plaza--1742 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14606
Kathy Whitfield has been stepdancing for over 35 years, the first ten of those in competition, where she competed in numerous feiseanna (Irish dance competitions) and reached the Championship Level. Having watched many interested students leave Irish dancing because they wanted a less intense experience than that provided by competitive schools, as well as many adults frustrated by the tradition of excluding adults from stepdance instruction, she opened Rince Na Saor in 1997 as a means for students of all ages to study Irish dance in a more relaxed, recreational environment. She lives in Greece with her husband, Art, and has two sons, Kevin (34) and Brendan (27).
In the past few years, Kathy has added more traditional styles of Irish dance to the class line-up, including Sean Nós dancing, Old Style Stepdancing, and Country Set Dancing. All styles of Irish dance are now available through Rince Na Saor!