The Cashel Academy Difference
All teachers at Cashel Academy are certified by the Irish Dance Commission – An Coimisiun’ le Rinci Gaelacha. The term “TCRG” is a Gaelic acronym, and each teacher has passed an exhaustive exam to achieve qualification. Teachers with an “ADCRG” have taken an additional examination and are qualified to judge competitions! Our two teachers offer an incredible wealth of teaching experience, with well over 40 years collectively.
DO, TCRG (1995)
Laura has been with Cashel Academy for over 25 years and began assistant teaching alongside Mr. Dennehy in 1991. After receiving her TCRG in 1995, she continued to teach in Milwaukee and also began a branch of Cashel Dennehy (formerly Scoil Roe Dennehy) in Door County WI where she taught for 10 years while attending medical school, residency and fellowship in Chicago. In 2005, she moved back to Milwaukee to become Director of Sports Medicine at the St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency Program. She continues to pursue her love of dance medicine working with the Milwaukee Ballet and many of the local Irish dance schools. Laura teaches beginners through Championship level and has a special interest in preparing our teams and upper level dancers for Regional, National, and World competition.
Kate takes special pride in the tremedous success of her efforts to coordinate, teach and coach Cashel Academy’s many ceili teams. Kate is a graduate of Marquette University with a BA in History. She has been a part of Cashel Academy for over 20 years. Kate teaches all levels and is the major choreographer for our shows.