SINCE 1964 - A LEGACY OF IRISH DANCE
The Munro School of Irish Dancing was founded by Kay Munro in 1964 as the Kay Munro School of Highland and Irish Dancing, in Mackay, North Queensland, Australia.
Since its inception, the Munro School of Irish Dancing has achieved many successes with students winning several Queensland State Championship titles, top 10 in the Australian National Championships, international placings at the World Irish Dancing Championships, Great Britan Championships, British National Championships, All Scotland Championships and going on to perform professionally in international dance shows.
We are proud to be affiliated with Australia’s largest Irish Dancing organisation the Australian Irish Dancing Association Inc. (AIDA) and the largest Irish Dancing organisation in the World, An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (the Irish Dancing Commission) in Dublin, Ireland.
MEET OUR DANCE TEACHER
Certified Irish Dancing Teacher (TCRG) and Irish Dancing Adjudicator (ADCRG)
Kirstine Munro, a certified Irish Dancing Teacher (TCRG) and Irish Dancing Adjudicator (ADCRG), is the heart and soul of our dance school. Her journey in dance began from the moment she could walk, growing up in a family deeply immersed in the world of dance. Alongside Irish Dancing, Kirstine pursued Highland Dancing, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz.
Kirstine’s remarkable achievements in the competitive arena of Irish Dancing showcase her dedication and talent. She consistently achieved top 5 placings at the Queensland State Championships and top 15 placings at the Australian National Championships. She qualified multiple times to compete at the prestigious World Irish Dancing Championships, where she and her sisters proudly represented North Queensland and made history as the first dancers from North Queensland to grace the stage at this global event. She went on to represent Australia in several World Irish Dancing Championships, British Nationals, Great Britain Championships, and All Scotland Championships.
Before her retirement from competitive dancing, Kirstine made the bold decision to relocate to Scotland, United Kingdom to advance her Irish Dancing journey. There, she joined a globally renowned Irish Dancing school, proudly representing Scotland at prestigious events such as the World Irish Dancing Championships, British Nationals, Great Britain Championships, and the All Scotland Championships. Her remarkable achievements included securing top 10 rankings in the Scottish Qualifiers for Solo dancing, contributing to championship-winning Céili and Figure dance teams, and earning top 5 placings in Céili and Figure dancing at the World Irish Dancing Championships.
With over 20 years of teaching experience coupled with proven results in developing and coaching champion dancers. Kirstine is passionate about passing on her knowledge and experience to dancers of all ages and skill levels, helping each student reach their potential. Driven by a deep sense of devotion to upholding her mother's legacy, she remains committed to nurturing and cultivating the art of Irish Dancing in North Queensland, Australia.