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Tradition. Precision. Grace.

About South Dublin Dance Academy

About Us

We aim to develop the enjoyment of dance, in a safe and friendly environment.

Having our own premises we are able to offer a wide range of tuition six days a week- Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Lyrical/Contemporary, Jazz, Gymnastic Dance, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre.


We have won many awards at competitions and students are encouraged to enter I.D.T.A examinations, we have a 100% pass rate in all examinations that are taken. Many of our students have gained places in dance colleges and have gone on to dance professionally.


All pupils are encouraged to take part in our Annual Showcase.


We cater from age 3 to adult, we offer training up to a major level in all I.D.T.A. subjects.


We are proud of the confidence and professionalism we install in our students.


Paula Kearns

Founder & Director

Paula started dancing at the age of five and decided to turn her passion for dancing into her school SDDA.


Orinn Kiernan

Ballet Instructor

Orinn has a lifelong love for dancing. Started dance classes at the age of three and as her love for dance grew Orinn started to compete in competitions in her teenage years. Orinn studied Dance in BIFE ( Bray) and received her BA Honours in Dance with Bath Spa University.


Aideen O'Shea

Hip-Hop Instructor

Aideen began dancing at SDDA when she was 5 years old and has trained here for the past 14 years. She was a member of our Hip-Hop crew for 4 years and apart of the Senior competition team for the past 2 years. She began teaching Hip-Hop 3 years ago as our assistant Hip-Hop teacher and became our official Hip-Hop teacher in September 2020. She has completed her Associate Street Dance exam in which she received a Distinction.

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