“An inspiration to me and one of my big role models. I simply love the way [she] teaches.” Paul, Dublin
“Mary Beth is terrific at breaking down steps into manageable smaller ones, building up to a complete repertoire. For that reason, the classes are accessible for everyone from beginners to those who learnt a few steps when they were young. Ta na ranganna ar fheabhas.” - Ger, Dublin
“Two years ago, Mary Beth agreed to teach myself and a friend some sean-nós steps for sets. The woman has patience! And she never makes you feel stupid. But beyond this - her range of knowledge, patience, and ability to break down the steps into small, easily learnable bits ... was an incredible learning experience if only for the simple reason that I’d never had that kind of focussed teaching before.” - Bill, Dublin
“Great class, great craic, great teacher. Finally, I’m dancing!” - Seamus, Dublin
Founded by Mary Beth Taylor, TCRG, Scoil Rince Taylor is an Irish dancing and sean-nós dancing school with classes for adults of all ages and skill levels in Dublin, Ireland, with regular classes and workshops run throughout the year in New York City as well. At present, Scoil Rince Taylor is the only school in Dublin and New York where students can learn Irish step dancing, sean-nós dancing, and battering steps for set dancing from a fully qualified teacher.
Mary Beth’s classes are open to dancers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. Scoil Rince Taylor is a community-based organisation, where students can enjoy dancing for fun and fitness. Performance is an important part of Scoil Rince Taylor as well. Mary Beth’s classes hold shows and pub nights throughout the year in which all dancers are encouraged to participate. Sharing the joy of Irish dancing and music through performance is truly an integral part of Irish culture and something to be enjoyed by people of all ages!