"When you dance you can enjoy the luxury of being you."
- Paulo Coelho
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"You can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed. Believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you."
- Misty Copeland
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"When a body moves, it's the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I'll tell you who you are."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
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"Anybody can and should dance... It's good for the body and the spirit."
- Isadora Duncan
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Genevieve Ryan dance academy

We believe that the magic of dancing provides both physical and mental benefits that will enrich the lives of our students. Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy aspires to develop a dancer’s ability with skills & technique while nurturing the creative possibilities within each dancer through our well thought out dance classes.

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Dance Camps Available in Moycullen and Knocknacarra

What We Do

Solo & Mentoring

private Dance classes

Dancing classes for Parties

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about Us

Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy is located in Galway, Ireland.

Vision Statement

Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy aims to nurture and develop a dancer’s passion, integrity, and confidence in the performing arts.

Mission Statement

Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy aspires to develop a dancers’ ability with skills & technique while nurturing the creative possibilities within each dancer. We believe that the magic of the performing arts provides both physical and intellectual benefits that will enrich the lives of our students. Dance education aids in the development of overall body awareness, at GRDA students learn to fully appreciate their own bodies and realise how amazingly capable they are. Our dance programs promote health, wellbeing, creativity and self-confidence. Our aim is to share our love of dance with students, through continued support and encouragement.

Core Values

Child Welfare

Every student’s well-being, safety and happiness is our #1 priority.

Creativity

We believe that creativity lights up the brain and what better way to do this than through dance? Dancing creates unique connections in the brain that allows dancers to look at situations from different perspectives and come up with unique solutions. Promoting individual and group creativity!

Evolution

We constantly strive to better ourselves and our students. Empowering them to achieve the best they can be!

Community

Creating a culture of support and belonging where everyone is welcome.

Customer Service

We are passionate about delivering the best experience every day, both inside and outside the studio walls. Open and honest communication between staff, parents, and students allows us to deliver our very best in all we do.

Dream Big & Have Fun!

meet our team

Genevieve Ryan

Genevieve Ryan

Director

Jay Molyneux - Performance Director & Company Team Director - GRDA

Jay Molyneux

Performance Director & Company Team Director

Fionnuala Doyle - Contemporary Director - GRDA

Fionnuala Doyle

Contemporary Director

Laura Ray - Happy Feet & Hip Hop - GRDA

Laura Ray

Happy Feet & Hip Hop

GRDA member - Gillian Keady - Dance Club & Musical Theatre

Gillian Keady

Dance Club & Musical Theatre

Rachel Noonan - Ballet & Contemporary specialist

Rachel Noonan

Ballet & Contemporary

Michael Healy - Jazz & Hip Hop TRAINER - GRDA

Michael Healy

Jazz & Hip Hop

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