An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha

Goodwin Academy is certified by An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin, Ireland to teach competitive Irish dancing in both traditional and modern styles.  


Mary Cantin, TCRG
Sarah Sadowski, TCRG
Maura Olson

Sisters Sarah Sadowski and Mary Cantin started Irish dancing at the age of 4 and haven't stopped since.  Both champion dancers themselves, Sarah and Mary have competed regionally and nationally, and enjoy passing on their passion for Irish dancing.  As mothers, they are committed to ensuring that classes are taught in a manner that balances high expectations with compassion and encouragement,  To help keep Irish dancing enjoyable and accessible for all families, they have a robust tuition assistance program, no school costume fees, and no registration commitment or contracts.   The Goodwin Academy produces champions who are healthy, balanced, and never allows financial constraints to keep a child from dancing.

Maura Olson, co-director of Goodwin Academy,  is committed to helping each dancer reach their fullest potential by teaching classes that are motivating, challenging, and fun.  Trained in ballet and tap as well as Irish dance, Maura enjoys motivating her students to reach their personal best.  When she isn't busy with her activities running Goodwin Academy, she works fulltime in business accounting and assists on her family's farm. 


700 South Clinton Avenue

Rochester, NY 14620

Tel: 585-454-9287