About Us

After providing outstanding instruction in Irish dancing from the beginner to championship level for over 35 years, the Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing will officially close on June 30, 2024.  

We wish you well!

Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing

Christina Ryan-Kilcoyne, TCRG, ADCRG, BG

Christina Ryan-Kilcoyne, a native of Miltown Malbay in County Clare, Ireland, came to the United States in 1988.  She settled in Churchville and founded the Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing. Christina offers outstanding instruction in Irish dancing from the beginner to the championship level.

Christina, whose students have performed and competed at the local, regional, national, and international levels, is well known as an accomplished and caring teacher.  She  holds teaching, adjudication, and grade examiner qualifications from An Coimisiun le Rince Gaelaca, in Dublin, Ireland and is currently registered with that organization.  She is also an active member of the Irish Dance Teachers of  North America and the Mid-Atlantic Region.

The students of the Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish dancing have performed at many local and regional Irish festivals, parades, and cultural events. 

Molly Curran, TCRG, ADCRG

After 4 years of ballet and jazz, Molly began Irish dancing at the age of 8.   She instantly fell in love with the dynamic and challenging aspects of the cultural art form.  Through hard work, dedication, and passion, Molly has competed and placed in several international competitions including the prestigious World Irish Dancing Championships, the North American Irish Dancing Championships, and All-Ireland Dancing Championships.  She represented the Mid-Atlantic Region as a 7-time World Qualifier. 

Aside from competition, Molly has had the opportunity to perform in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center along with notable Irish musicians including The Cheiftans, Cherish the Ladies, Anthony Kearns, Eileen Ivers, and James Patterson to name a few.

Molly looks forward to teaching and sharing her excitement and enthusiasm of Irish dance with children of all ages.  She hopes that her students will have the chance to enjoy the benefits of friendship, fitness, and fun!