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From their Lynn Academy website [1]: The LYNN Academy of Irish Dance strives to be the premier International Irish dance academy that will strengthen its students’ Irish culture through the instruction of Irish dance and to develop a quality and effective dance school where each student can reach his or her potential. LYNN Academy joined forces with two other schools to form the Lynn – O’Grady Quinlan (LOGQ) Academy of Irish Dance to further benefit its students.

Lynn Academy Locations:

Stamford, CT

Hillsborough, NJ

New Rochelle & Tarrytown, NY

Lynn Academy Teachers: Maureen Lynn Collins, ADCRG, Patrick Quinlivan, TCRG & Cody Kleppertknoop, TCRG

From the LOGQ page on their O'Grady Quinlan Academy website [2]: In January 2015, the top-performing schools of Lynn and O’Grady Quinlan decided to join forces to best meet the needs of our students. Collectively over the past 15+ years, our schools have seen a great transformation of Irish dancing with breakout hit shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, increasing its popularity as well as increasing an additional need for top-level instruction and performance opportunities around the country.

We have seen the need to not only escalate instruction for the competitive side to Irish Dancing, but we have also seen the resurgence of the performance side of Irish dancing growing in an exponential manner. With that being said, both avenues require not only a team of the highest level of instruction, but also include a team of top-level physical training and nutritional advice as well.

Due to the increased demands of instruction and performance opportunities and building on our success and values, we believe a collaboration of teachers and schools will give all of our students more opportunities to further his or her skills to achieve his or her goals accordingly. In addition, teachers would like to offer more opportunities for their dancers while having a support team of additional dedicated certified teachers on staff to fill in if needed. The beauty of merging our schools is that each of our teachers takes great pride in sharing his or her own personal journey and our love and passion for Irish dance with each student. We believe with this merger that one of our greatest assets is the diversity of our teaching staff. Although each teacher is the primary instructor in his or her own studio locations, some teachers may travel among the various locations to teach all of the students in the school at the championship level. This, in turn, brings a different perspective and approach to the students as each teacher relies on his or her own strengths to further develop the abilities and talents of the dancers. Thus all our teachers are extremely excited to work together to provide the best instruction in Irish Dance.

Last but not least, many of our dancers wish to continue their dance careers throughout college and beyond. By merging our schools, students can continue with their dance career and be able to attend college in many different areas of the country without having to change Irish dance schools.

O'Grady Quinlan Academy Locations:

Easton, PA

Annapolis & Galesville, MD

From their Lynn O'Grady Quinlan Raleigh website [3]: We are the Lynn O'Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance in Raleigh, NC. That can be a mouthful to say, so you can call us LOGQ! Our school also has locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Maryland--so we have a wide range of resources to help our dancers.

At LOGQ we maintain a reputation for setting a standard of excellence for all our students in a positive and nurturing environment. We strive to provide the best training and bring out the best in each dancer with our experienced and supportive teachers. We want our students to set their goals high--not only in dance but in life!

We have grown by leaps and bounds (or skips and jigs) since opening our Triangle location in 2009 under Lisa Clark, TCRG.

Throughout the years, our solo dancers and teams have competed in World Championships, North American Championships, All Irelands, All Scotland, The Great British Championships, and Oireachtas including New England, Mid-Atlantic and Southern Region.

Every student has the opportunity to take classes, workshops, and camps at our locations up and down the east coast. It's like a big family reunion when we get together!