of Irish Dance
We have classes in Arlington, Dedham, Milton, Needham, and Westwood, Massachusetts. Email us for details.
The Greene-O'Leary School is registered with
An Coimisiun Le Rince Gaelacha,
the North American Irish Dancing Teachers Association, and
the New England Regional Irish Dancing Association.
Greene-O'Leary is the longest-running Irish dancing school in New England.
The Greene School of Irish Dancing began 69 years ago in Glasgow, Scotland, under the direction of Maureen Lynch Greene. In 1962, she relocated her school to Boston, where her daughter and granddaughters are still teaching now. Since then, our school has worked to promote Irish Culture through dance. Over the years, the school has attained many awards in regional, national, and world championship competitions, with two first place titles in the All-World Championships in Ireland, as well as other placements in World Competition.
In 2007, our founder, Maureen Greene, was presented the Gradam Award at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. The Gradam Award is presented to those who have spent a lifetime working diligently to safeguard and preserve An Rince Gaelacha and also to acknowledge and appreciate their contributions to An Coimisiun.
Greene-O'Leary provides a great learning environment for both competitive and recreational dancers.
Although dancers are encouraged to compete, it is not a requirement. There are many opportunities for dancers who would like to perform with the school dance team. Our dancers perform at various cultural and social events throughout the year.
Contact us to learn about joining our family of dancers.