Beginner today. Champion tomorrow.
Rising Tide offers quality, focused, challenging, positive, feedback-oriented competitive training to Irish dancers at all levels.
A tight-knit community
At Rising Tide, we value and celebrate community from dress up days in class, to holiday gatherings, to engaging workshops with experts. Our aim is to build a fun, spirited and supportive community for everyone.
New beginners welcome any time
Rising Tide welcomes new students at any time. New beginners will learn the basics of technique, musicality and skills of Irish dance in a dynamic and engaging classroom.
Want to know more about Irish dance?
As an art form and a sport, Irish dance offers something for everyone: an opportunity to be creative, physical exercise, individual and team activities, and opportunities to compete locally, nationally and internationally.
Adult dancers welcome
Rising Tide has something for everyone. We are pleased to offer two adult classes - one for beginners and one for experienced Irish dancers.
Meet our instructors
Becky Chapman, TCRG and Laura Hopper, TCRG are highly qualified, engaging instructors committed to helping each student reach their full potential.
Welcome to Rising Tide Irish Dance Academy, a new Irish dance school in Halifax and Bedford, Nova Scotia. Rising Tide offers recreational and competitive Irish dance lessons for students ages four and up. Our missionĀ is to build a community of passionate and skilled Irish dancers, and their families, committed to exemplifying the Rising Tide values and elevating the profile of Irish dance in the region.

Students will learn from two highly qualified, engaging instructors committed to helping each student reach their full potential through goal setting, motivation and feedback. As part of the Rising Tide community, students are encouraged to actively participate in each class, support the development of their fellow dancers, and take advantage of each others’ expertise. Our goal is to make each and every class challenging, educational and fun!
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