Welcome to The Sheeaun Academy of Irish Dance

Our mission is to share our experience and love of Irish Step Dancing with children and adults of every age and every level.



We believe in a supportive and positive atmosphere that fosters motivation and confidence.

Register for Winter 2019!

Rolling registration throughout the year.

Meet Our Team

Moira, Frank, Michelle, and Kathleen are all registered teachers with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin, Ireland, as well as the Irish Dance Teachers Association of New England and North America.

  • Moira Speer-Warren, TCRG Founder

    Moira began Irish step dancing at the age of four and was dancing competitively at age six. After receiving awards at many local Feisanna, she started competing at a championship level in both solo...
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  • Frank Rupp, TCRG Instructor

    Since the age of 7, Frank has been Irish Dancing both competitively and in shows throughout the northeast. Since his first Oireachtas in 1996, Frank has competed on a local, national and...
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  • Michella Bonina, TCRG Instructor

    Michelle was signed up for Irish Dancing lessons - by her grandmother - at the age of four and began attending local competitions by the age of five. During her competitive career...
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  • Kathleen Devore, TCRG Instructor

    Kathleen began taking Irish step dancing classes at age four and worked her way to Open Championship, the highest and most competitive level of Irish Dancing...
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Testimonials From Our S.A.I.D. Parents

The Sheeaun Academy of Irish Dance cultivates beautiful dancers, fosters creativity, rewards hard work and places a high value on good sportsmanship within and beyond the school. Students are not merely corralled into subgroups based on age and level. The talented and accomplished teachers treat the students as individuals and determine the best way to work with each one. Thank you Sheeaun! Fran Fleming Milici, Fairfield

When we were first introduced to Moira and Sheeaun Academy, my daughter Anna was smitten. At age 5, she was fiercely determined to "dance like THAT!" It began a happy journey (6 years and counting) that shaped Anna in many positive ways. She has developed strength and confidence as well as friends who feel like family. Moira's team of teachers inspire each student and the school performances reflect this awesome relationship! Amy Steffen, Madison

Get in touch

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.


Our Studio, 703 Post Rd. 2nd Floor

Back Stage Dance Center, 176 Route 81

American Legion Post 79, 43 Bradley Rd.

The Performing Arts Center of CT (PACC), 18 Lindeman Dr.

Recent News

Lucky #7

Seven years ago this week I officially started the Sheeaun Academy.  What?!  So hard to believe it’s been that long since I quit my job, moved home with my parents, and began this adventure.  I spent the month of August building a (sad looking) do-it-yourself website at their dining room table, looking over the map my Mom … Continued

Happy New Year!

SAID had an incredible 2014 and we are so excited to kick off 2015 with our new website! Just in time as there’s lots to look forward to over the next few months, including the World Championships in Montreal, performances, and parades! Our winter session has just begun,

Have You Noticed Our New Look?

Thanks for visiting our website.  We hope you like the new look.  We are excited to continue to offer our classes for kids and adults in Fairfield, Madison, Stongington, and Trumbull.  We hope to see you at one of classes soon!

Upcoming Events


The Sheeaun Academy enjoys performing at weddings, parties, and special events throughout the state.

Book Us To Perform