Rince (“rin-kah) Arkansas Academy of Irish Dance is the premier Irish dance school in Northwest Arkansas. Its mission is to provide excellent instruction in traditional and contemporary Irish dance, create a space to promote Irish dance, music and culture, and enrich the community of Northwest Arkansas with performance, outreach and service. Rince Arkansas was formed to continue the legacy of Ms. Judy and Mr. PJ in Arkansas after the closure of the McCafferty School of Irish Dance in January 2017.
Rince Arkansas is a registered organization with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha (CLRG), The Irish Dancing Commission in Dublin, Ireland, and the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America (IDTANA). Mrs. Ana Ayala Barker is a certified TCRG.
At Rince Arkansas we hope to inspire each dancer to reach their highest potential. Classes are offered throughout the year for brand new beginners, experienced dancers, and adults. Rince Arkansas provides a fun, friendly, family atmosphere where each dancer is given the polished skill set to maximize their potential and accomplish personal goals – whether that be to perform around the community, to capture a World Medal, or to learn for the love of dance.