Charles T. Young TCRG (Charlie) started dancing at age six with his older sister Patricia with The Penrose School of Irish Dance under the direction of the late Desmond Penrose, TCRG-ADCRG. He furthered his studies with Edward Murphy, TCRG-ADCRG of The Drumcliff School. Competing and performing in a variety of venues ranging from team events, theatrical ensembles, and senior men championships, Charlie acquired his love for Irish Dance.
In 1997 Charlie received his teaching degree from An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha from Dublin, Ireland. For the past 20 years he has taught classes throughout western New York including locations such as Rochester, Oswego, and Buffalo. His dancers have had great success at local, national and world competitions. In 2014 Charlie brought a theatrical drama to the All-Worlds championships that took 2nd place out of 16 of the best teams from around the globe.
The Young School of Irish Dance has had the privilege of performing at such prestigious events as The International Marine Tattoo and for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Sara has been learning dance for fifteen years, starting from a young age in 2003. While competing periodically, her main interest is the art form of Irish dance, as well as the unique way that it brings people together in a deep and lyrical culture. Hard shoe rhythms are her favorite part of class. Along with co-assistant Sam, Sara looks forward to an exciting season full of competition, shoes, and shenanigans!
Samantha started Irish dancing at the age of six and continued through college. She has competed throughout the years reaching championship levels and attending multiple Oireachtas and national competitions. Her goal now as an adult is to pass on her knowledge to future generations, including her own children. In her spare time she is a chef and the mother of one. She cannot wait to help a new generation learn to dance!