The Original Irish Dance School! ROI opened in January of 1997 to a town that wasn’t quite sure what Irish dance was all about. Our Teacher & Director Debbie Bristol TCRG founded the Rhythm of Ireland and began teaching the 1st ever Irish dance class in the Southeastern Virginia/Hampton Roads location.

Since that time, Mrs. Bristol has trained numerous champion dancers including solo Oireachtas Champions, Ceili Champions, North American Championship medalists and World Championship medalists!

Rhythm of Ireland dancers are consistently chosen to dance in touring Irish Dance Shows and many have danced at Celtic Fyre at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!

With a proven skilled and successful teacher of 26 years, we welcome beginners through champion dancers to our School! Join our Irish dancers and their families and enter ROI’s exciting world of Irish Dance!