Tina Shelley & Johanna Lambert, The Finest Irish Dance Teachers In Utah

Article featured in Diddlyi Magazine.
03.09.12

Shelley Irish Dance Company Practice

Being a part of the Shelley School of Irish Dance has been the most fun and rewarding experience of my life. When I first decided that I wanted to learn to Irish dance, I did a Google search for “Irish Dance Utah“. The results showed two certified schools to choose from: the Crawford School of Irish Dance and the Shelley School of Irish Dance. The Crawford School was located in the Salt Lake Valley and the Shelley School was located in Utah Valley. The Shelley School was closest to where I lived at the the time, so initially that’s why I chose to go there.

Little did I know I chose the best TCRG certified instructor anyone could hope for. Not only is Tina Shelley an amazing Irish dance teacher, she’s also an extremely happy person who knows how to make every class exciting and fun. It still baffles me how she is able push us hard every class and yet still maintain a very relaxed and fun environment.

About 5 years after I started dancing at the Shelley School, the amount of students began growing fast. That’s when Tina’s sister, Johanna Lambert, also a TCRG certified instructor, moved to Utah to help out. We were all pleased to learn the Jo is just as wonderful a teacher as Tina. She pushed us hard, sometimes even harder than Tina, but at the same time she kept the environment very relaxed and fun.

Shelley Irish Dance Company Practice

Since Tina and Jo are sisters it’s very enjoyable to watch them working together. You can’t help but smile when you see them laughing with each other or coming up with new choreography together. They make a wonderful team and I feel so lucky to be a part of the amazing school they have created. In 9 years I’ve never stopped looking forward to every class, anticipating the exciting new things we’re going to learn that day.

If you live in Utah and are wondering which Irish dance school is the best choice for you, there is no better choice than the Shelley School. Tina and Jo have had a huge influence on my life. I love everything about the Shelley School and can’t wait find out what we’re going to learn next.

Visit the Shelley School Website to sign up for classes today!

Article written by Shelly Allen
Photo by Shelly Allen Photography

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