Rose Ritchie Academy of Irish Dance

Our Irish Dance Instructors

  Patricia Rose, TCRG
Aurora (Rori) Ritchie, TCRG

Patricia's & Rori's achievements: Patricia and Rori competed for 12 years throughout the Western US Region and reached the highest level in Irish dance; Open Championships. Both competed in the regional championships called the Oireachtas and qualified to go to the National Championships and the World Championships. Patricia competed in the 1985 World Championships in Limerick, Ireland and became the Western US Regional Champion in 1989.

In addition to competing Patricia and Rori have performed throughout Southern California at all types of events ranging from private parties and weddings to the Nations of San Diego and were the original Field Irish Pub and Restaurant dancers in downtown San Diego.


Teaching Experience and Certification

  Patricia and Rori become Irish Dance teachers in order to share their passion for Irish Dance. They passed the rigorous exam given by An Coimisiun (based in Dublin, Ireland) and are currently registered with An Coimisiun, The Irish Dance Teacher's Association of North America, and the Western US Region. Patricia and Rori have been teaching in the San Diego area since 2002 and enjoy teaching students of all ages. Their positive teaching style challenges their students and encourages them to always do their best.

Patricia and Rori both earned college degrees in San Diego. Patricia received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics with a Minor in Psychology.

Rori received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and her Elementary Teaching Credentials. Rori was an elementary school teacher before becoming an Irish dance teacher.
Rose-Ritchie Academy of Irish Dance
10125 Azuaga Street, San Diego, CA 92129,
(858) 538-6400