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Deborah Bristol TCRG
The Rhythm of Ireland School of Irish Dance was founded by Deborah Bristol, TCRG in 1996. Deborah began Irish Dancing at the age of 6 in her hometown of Boston, MA., winning numerous awards throughout her career. She competed throughout New England and in Canada, and the Oireachtas (Irish dancing championships) in the North East Region.
Mrs. Bristol is proud to be the first Irish dance teacher in the greater Hampton Roads area that was awarded her TCRG designation by An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelacha (The Irish Dance Commission of Ireland).
To her credit are 5 Regional solo champions as well as a ceili champion team & numerous North American medalists & World qualifiers.
With a successful & experienced TCRG, The Rhythm of Ireland School serves the entire Hampton Roads area in a friendly & encouraging environment.
Deborah is a certified TCRG with the CLRG Organization
An Coimisuin le Rince Gaelacha
Anthony started dancing at the age of three following in his sister footsteps, taking tuition under Terry Gillan and Philip Owens in Dublin, Ireland. Anthony started competing at the age of six and went on to have a very successful competitive career. Anthony’s main highlight of his competitive career was being crowned the World Irish Solo Dance Champion four times consecutively from 2000 till 2004.
Anthony has also gone on to win every other major title in the Irish dance calendar from the British Nationals to the North American and Great Britain Dance Championships.
During Anthony’s competitive career he started performing with Busch Gardens Williamsburg. After catching the touring bug Anthony was invited to start touring with Riverdance the show. He toured Europe, Asia and North America with the production enjoying every minute of it. Anthony was offered the Principal position after two years of touring with the show and has performed for some of the worlds best known dignitaries including The Queen of England, Barrack Obama and the President of China.
Anthony has also worked for the Uachtarán Na Héireann (The President of Ireland) as a special guest for many of the presidential dinners and dignitaries visiting Ireland.
Anthony is thrilled to be working with Rhythm Of Ireland and helping the students reach their goals.
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