With the arrival of Irish Dancing classes in the Fall of 2005, Peachtree City and Fayette County have added a new dimension to instruction in the performing arts arena.
The Drake School began in 1990, after Karl Drake immigrated to the United States and began teaching in Georgia and Florida. The school has now grown to include the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mexico and CHINA!
The Drake School of Irish Dance is one of the strongest schools of Irish Dancing in the Southern Region, counting among its students many Regional and National Champions who compete internationally at the World Championships in Ireland.
Rowena Ryan-Schultz is both a Regional and National Champion in Irish Dance, in both Solo and Ceili dancing. She has performed on International stages with artists such as Stockton's Wing, Mary Black, Christi Moore and many more... She has brought Irish Dance to the forefront in Fayette County, and has many students ranked in the top 5% in the Southern Region. Miss Rowena has students currently qualifying for the World Championships, as well as the National Chamionships here in the USA. She is also a qualified adjudicator (judge) of Irish dance, having obtained the coveted ADCRG qualification, which offers you the unique perspective and assistance with your child's dance education, as both teacher and adjudicator.
We are a family community centered school with the goal of promoting Irish Heritage through dance. We achieve our mission through participation in Irish Dance itself, as well as sharing it through performances and at feiseanna (competition).