Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance

Rhodes Academy is for all levels of dancers, whether they dance for fun, exercise or competition. https://www.clrg.ie/index.php/en/vetting.html

Classes taught by professional, certified, and vetted Irish dance instructor, Sara Rhodes Zimmerman, TCRG in Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, VA. Sara has completed and passed CLRG child protection vetting course.

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Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there!!



Our last Senior to celebrate … Evie Hosang!! 🎉

Evie is such a hard worker and great student. She graduated from Warhill High School in the top of her class. Congratulations on all your hard work!!

We are lucky to have Evie continue dance with RAID as she plans to study graphic design in college.


Congratulations Juliauna! You did it!! 🎉🎉

Juliauna was one of our first champ level dancers at RAID and we are so honored to have her with us over the last five years. 🥰 Lots of great memories were made and we are so proud of all of her accomplishments.

Yesterday she graduated from Great Bridge High School and plans to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. She will continue dancing with our friends at The Kelly Academy, good luck Jules! We will miss you 🍀 can’t wait to see you soar!


Thanks for her new dance family, she is in good hands.


Let the celebrations continue!! 🎉

Congrats to another one of our Seniors, Kaylee MacLuskie. Our dancing and acting queen graduated from Yorktown High school and we are so proud of all her hard work and dedication. She will be attending William and Mary and plans to continue dance!



Let’s cheer for our Senior dancer, Allison Hickey who graduated today from Bruton High School! 💚💛

We are so lucky to have Allison be part of RAID and have her continue her dance journey with us. We hope you enjoy this special milestone.

🎉Congrats grad!! 🎉🎓

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 06/02/2024

Our champ dancers Kimberlyn and Bevyn on the podium today at the Carolina Spring Championship Feis! Way to represent RAID 🔥

Bevyn , 4th place u19 Open

Kimberlyn, 3rd place O17 Prelim


Remember and honor ❤️

Thank you to all who gave it their all.

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 05/19/2024

Day 2 at the Connick-Reid Summer Feis!! ☀️

We are so proud of all our dancers this weekend. Lots of improvements, well done girls. Thank you to our RAID families for their support and for a great feis!

Achievements from day 2:

Dylan 2nd place u17 Prelim

Penelope 2nd Place u15 Prelim

Bella 2nd Place 19+ Open

Rowan 1st LJ- Adv. beginner

Emma R. 1st SJ- Adv. beginner

Lexi 1st Reel- Novice

Tara 1st TJ- Novice

HarperMae 1st LJ and SJ

Mickey 1st Reel

Trad Set: Evie 3rd

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 05/19/2024

Day 1 at the Connick-Reid Spring Feis🌼

Our RAID dancers had a fun day competing, lots of great results!! Good luck to everyone tomorrow 🍀

Special shout outs:

Penelope 1st, u15 prelim
Bella 4th, 18+ Open

Maddy 1st, Novice HP

Evie 1st, Trad set

Lina 1st, Prizewinner HP *Newest Champ*

Lily R. 1st, Novice Reel

Mickey 1st, Prizewinner SJ & 1st Novice TJ

Laura 1st Adult TJ, SJ, Reel

Brittany 1st Adult HP, LJ


Wishing all the special women in our lives a Happy Mother’s Day!! ❤️💐


Thank you for inviting us to the Tattoo Hullabaloo! What a great event, we had a blast!💥

See you next year!!


Come out and support Rhodes Academy dancers as they perform at the Tattoo Hullabaloo!!

The Hullabaloo is a free and open to the public event to help kick off the VA International Tattoo performance on the Scope Plaza.

Dancing at 5:50-6:25, Saturday April 20th on the plaza stage.

Can’t wait

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 03/31/2024

A massive round of applause for !! She danced 2 beautiful rounds yesterday and we are so proud to have her represent Rhodes Academy on the World Stage!! Thanks for all your hard work and setting the example for the rest of the dancers. 🥰

Shout out to her family for all the support and love! Thank you for all you do, it’s not unnoticed.

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 03/20/2024

Having fun in the Sun! 🌞 our Williamsburg dancers had a great time performing on Saturday for our friends at Alewerks.

Thank you for having us.

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 03/18/2024

Still catching our breath from our fun filled weekend!!

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 03/11/2024

Yesterday our dancers performed at Creeds Elementary School for our friends at Creeds Senior Center. It’s always a great time and we loved dancing for you all, see you again next year! Thank you 😊

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 03/11/2024

Dancing through the weekend 🍀

Thank you for having us and Dave MacLuskie for the great photos.

Catch us next weekend at Keagans Irish Pub in Virginia Beach 3/16 , 5:00 and Sunday at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg 3-17, 11:30

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 03/09/2024

Kicking off our first performance of March Madness in Williamsburg. We loved having our talented Evie play her beautiful harp tonight, thank you ❤️

Thank you for having us!

On to the next one! ➡️☘️


Nadine, Ella Page and Kelly competed at the McGrath Morgan Feis today and danced well. Looking good girls and good luck tomorrow 🍀

Special shout out to Ella Page who earned 1st place in her prizewinner Treble Jig and a 2nd in her Slip jig. Great job, keep it up! 🥇🥈


Calling all future dancers!! We are excited to offer a new beginner 8 week course in Williamsburg, VA. ☘️

Classes start April 9th at Quarterpath Rec Center, for ages 6-12.

Email Sara at [email protected] to register and for more information.


Our March Madness is right around the corner, will we see you at one of our public performances?? ☘️👋🏻

We can’t wait, see you soon!!

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 02/04/2024

Our prizewinners showing off their skills this weekend at the Raleigh Feis! Great results girls, keep working hard.

Special shout outs for our first placements:
🥇Prizewinner Reel- Ella Page Bangor
🥇Prizewinner HP- Tessa Donahue
🥇Prizewinner TJ & SJ- Audrea Williams


Top of the box for Kelly!! Great dancing yesterday. On the road to worlds, keep up the hard work!!!


We are excited to be back this year for Busch Gardens St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

Save the date for Sunday, ☘️March 17th☘️ at 11:30 (Abbey Stone Theater)

See you soon


☘️Reserve Rhodes Academy Irish Dancers!!☘️

Are you looking for Irish Dancers for your March event? Email [email protected] today!!


Ringing in the New Year with RAID!! 🎊🍾

We can’t wait to see what 2024 has in store for our dancers. Hope everyone had a safe and Happy New Year!!

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 12/15/2023

Finishing up our festive week here at RAID! 🎁🎄

The last parties were filled with food and fun as dancers got more into the Christmas spirit. Thank you to all the families for a great year! Now time to rest and recharge.

Special shout out to our favorite party host, Momma Rhodes and her assistant elf, ❤️Thank you!

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 12/14/2023

🎅🏻Have a Holly Jolly Christmas! 🎄

Our beginners and champs in Virginia Beach had a jolly ole time at their Christmas parties today! What a great way to finish up the year, see you in 2024!


Williamsburg crew bringing the Christmas cheer!! 🎅🏻⭐️

Celebrating another great year with the RAID family! Nothing like fun games, great gifts and food to bring everyone together! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!

Photos from Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance's post 12/05/2023

Day 3 of Oireachtas 2023 has come to an end.

Our last 15 set of dancers performed some great rounds. No matter the results we are so proud of all our dancers this weekend. Having these experiences will make each dancer stronger and wiser for next year. Let the hard work continue for 2024!! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

Congratulations to our 4 dancers who made it to their final round and placed in the Southern Region!! So many talented dancers in all age groups, Way to go girls 🎉

✨Juliauna Smith✨
12th Place, Girls U17

✨Karlie Maurizio✨
24th Place, Girls U14

✨Taylor Tetley✨
35th Place, girls U14

✨Paige Rooney✨
45th place, girls U16

Thank you to RAID parents, families, friends, Kelly Gould and of course, Momma Rhodes who has supported our dancers so much this competition season. We appreciate everything you have done! ❤️

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Norfolk St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2024 ☘️🇮🇪Great weather and great fun. Thanks everyone who came out and represented RAID...
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Rhodes Academy celebrating the holiday season! 🎄🎉
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