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8 years! ❤️❤️❤️❤️7 years. It’s been 7 years and we don’t miss her any less. Christine O’Riada is the reason Irish dance is what it is in Kansas City. We see her legacy every day. We see it in every teacher and in every student in this city. We see it in her daughters, her former students, and her friends.

If we could go back in time, we’d have a million things to ask her and to say. But if we were only given one thing to say, it would be simple: Thank you! 💚🤍🧡 We love you, “lovey!”

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Our Galway girls putting together a fun video for St. Patrick’s Day. In a normal year we would have had 2-4 dozen performances. Even though that’s not the case this year, we love seeing dancers make the most of the holiday that’s so special to us. #omirishdance #kansascity #irishdance #kcirishdance #stpatricksday #tistheseason

*We posted two videos on Instagram. Facebook wouldn’t let us post them both, just one of them*
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Sporting KC

Both Joseph and Emily were so kind to facilitate a performance for the Sporting KC crowd at our St. Patrick’s Day home opener… the dancers were simply spectacular. The OMM dancers really delivered a big show! It could not have been easy performing on the field in front of 20,000 fans (particularly our fans, who […]

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Kansas City Irish Dance

The originally certified Kansas City Irish dance academy, The O’Riada Manning Academy of Irish dance (OM) has offered a wide range of classes for both children and adults of all levels and backgrounds for over 25 years. OM’s teacher, Joseph Manning, was born and raised in Kansas City and is delighted to continue the tradition of Irish dance in this area.

OM is known for producing well-rounded competitors and performers of both traditional and modern Irish dance techniques. They currently have classes in Kansas City.

The O’Riada-Manning Academy is dedicated to…

  • Providing all dancers with the highest quality of Irish dance lessons
  • Maintaining a positive and healthy class atmosphere for all dancers
  • Encouraging school spirit and building camaraderie between all dancers and families in the OM family

To book the OM Irish dancers for your next event, contact the academy or to become a part of the O’Riada-Manning Irish dance family, check out the registration page.