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Crossroads Irish Dance is one of the leading Irish dance institutions in Richmond, VA. Established in 2001, we have committed ourselves to provide quality and age appropriate instruction to dancers in a fun, upbeat, welcoming environment which is encouraging for all. No matter what class or level you’re in, our dance family and the team is a super dedicated, passionate, and supportive group of people. As a new family with us, our team is here to ensure you receive the best experience with us. All our new families receive personal consultation with our staff your first 6 weeks with our Crossroads Community Connection onboarding program. We create an atmosphere that sets dancers up for success as they discover their own Crossroads’ journey of Irish dance, music and culture. Whether in pursuit of becoming a champion dancer or enjoying the fun of Irish dance, we aim to encourage a widespread love of dance, welcoming children and adults who want to be a part of our family.

About Crossroads Irish Dance

Located within the city of North Chesterfield, Crossroads Irish Dance is one of the most comprehensive Irish dance facilities within Richmond, VA. Our studio is located off of Midlothian Turnpike and welcome all who want to develop a love of Irish dance, increase coordination, build long-lasting friendships and drive self-confidence.

Since 2001, Crossroads has inspired over 300 dancers in offering a fun, enriching learning environment with inspiring instruction. Crossroads started with just 5 Irish dance students and a small group of dancers in the Troupe. The school has grown into a recognized brand within the Richmond community and has evolved into a full service Irish dance school offering preschool, recreational, adult, performance and competitive program opportunities.

To ensure classes are suitable for those who attend, we offer a range of options, age groups and abilities. Whether you are aiming for a professional career, looking to stay fit or finally ready to give dance a try, we have a class for you.

The teachers at Crossroads have a vast range of experience across disciplines. Our collective approach is to share our love of dance while being supportive and encouraging.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a welcoming home where everyone can experience the magic of Irish dance. This beautiful, enriching art form is an incredible tool that builds confidence, character, and friendships. It is through our passion and love of teaching dance, that we strive to provide exceptional coaching and leadership to our students. We continue to strive to instill the importance of etiquette and manners, we also focus on good self-esteem and positive body image.

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Our Team

The Crossroads Irish Dance team is accredited, encouraging and friendly having a range of skills they can share with our customers and students.

Amy Habel

Amy Habel

CEO/Creative Director

Amy is the CEO/Creative Director of Crossroads. She is board certified with her TCRG teaching certification from World Irish Dance Association. She is a former Open Champion dancer and received the “Adult Master Cup” perpetual trophy with Feis Culkin in 2010. Since 1999, Amy has provided dance instruction to all ages in a range of dance disciplines to include Irish dance, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and musical theater. Amy is dedicated to the strategic growth and innovation of the school to create the best experience possible for customers and dancers.
Patricia Ligon

Patricia Ligon

Instructor/Troupe Director

Patricia is our Senior instructor as part of our Education Team and on our Speciality Programs Team as our Troupe Director. She is a Crossroads alumni who started Irish dance in 2006. She has competed in Irish dance competitions achieving the level of Open Champion and competed in Ceili style dancing. Patricia is a former Troupe dancer and served as Co-Director 2012-2019. Patricia holds a Grade 1-9 teaching certification with World Irish Dance Association (WIDA).
Caroline Dewald

Caroline DeWald

Instructor/Adult Ceili Director

Caroline serves as an instructor on our Education Team and on our Speciality Programs Team as our Adult Ceili Director. She started Irish dancing when she was 5 years old at The Early-McLoughlin School of Irish Dance in Bergenfield, NJ. Caroline is a former Open Champion dancer and 2014 RTN National Champion title winner. She is also a former counselor/instructor at Camp Rince Nua working alongside Riverdance and Lord of the Dance professionals.
Emma Moore

Emma Moore

Instructor/Performance Class Director

Emma serves as an instructor on our Education Team and on our Speciality Programs Team as our Performance Class Director. Emma is a Crossroads alumni for 9 years and also was Troupe dancer for 5 years. Emma was trained under the school’s Student Teacher Program and now is providing instruction to our Jump’n Jig and Crossroads Club dancers.
Katie Tomney

Katie Tomney

Instructor/Customer Experience Rep

Katie serves as an instructor on our Education Team and on our Client Experience Team as our Customer Experience Rep. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in dance from SUNY University of Buffalo. She is a former preliminary champion Irish dancer and competed at avenues such as Oireachtas and Worlds. Katie has also trained with Joffrey Ballet School, the EDGE Performing Arts Center, and Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles.
Annabelle Bugay

Annabelle Bugay

Instructor/Customer Experience Rep

Annabelle serves as an instructor on our Education Team and on our Client Experience Team as our Customer Experience Rep. She is a former Open Champions dancer from Richmond, VA who competed across North America, Ireland, and Scotland. She studied at the University of Limerick in Ireland and became trained in Sean Nós style of dancing. She was also an instructor at Scoil Rince Luimni in South Windsor, CT with Courtney Jay, TCRG.
Melissa Digrazio

Melissa Digrazio

Enrollment Coordinator

Melissa serves as our Enrollment Coordinator as part of our Client Experience Team.Melissa is a former studio owner and dance teacher. She loves sharing her love for dance with others and offering up the best experience possible to our customers
Kristi Delperuto

Kristi Delperuto

Customer Experience Rep

Kristi serves as our Customer Experience Rep as part of our Client Experience Team. She has been a dancer with Crossroads in our Adult Program since 2018. Kristi loves having the opportunity to share her experience with others and serve our customers in providing the best Crossroads experience.
Jodi Moore

Jodi Moore

Studio Community Director

Jodi serves as our Studio Community Director as part of our Engagement Team. She is a former parent of Crossroads whose dancer danced with our school for over 10 years. She is very familiar with Crossroads’ values and culture in helping to direct and coordinate activities to increase engagement, support, and cohesiveness within our student body and community.
Melissa Digrazio

Melissa Digrazio

Enrollment Coordinator

Melissa serves as our Enrollment Coordinator as part of our Client Experience Team.Melissa is a former studio owner and dance teacher. She loves sharing her love for dance with others and offering up the best experience possible to our customers
Jodi Moore

Jodi Moore

Studio Community Director

Jodi serves as our Studio Community Director as part of our Engagement Team. She is a former parent of Crossroads whose dancer danced with our school for over 10 years. She is very familiar with Crossroads’ values and culture in helping to direct and coordinate activities to increase engagement, support, and cohesiveness within our student body and community.
Kristi Delperuto

Kristi Delperuto

Customer Experience Rep

Kristi serves as our Customer Experience Rep as part of our Client Experience Team. She has been a dancer with Crossroads in our Adult Program since 2018. Kristi loves having the opportunity to share her experience with others and serve our customers in providing the best Crossroads experience.
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