A Chat with SRL Irish Dance Academy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
All classes are taught by Courtney Jay, one of Connecticut’s most successful Irish dancers. She graduated from the University of Limerick in Ireland with a BA in Irish music and dance and is one of the world’s top 10 Irish dancers. She loves teaching and shaping the next generation of champions!
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Keep an open mind! Irish dancing seems very intricate at first, but at its beginning stages it’s very pattern-based and repetitive. And bring a water bottle. You will sweat!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After achieving lots of competitive success, graduating college, living in Ireland, and taking the rigorous Irish dance teaching exam it was just the natural progression. Courtney loves teaching and has great passion and talent for it.
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing children progress in both their physical abilities of learning and perfecting steps and their personal development. There is no greater job satisfaction than seeing a child’s confidence grow as he or she believes in what he or she can do!