About Us

Who We Are

Rince (pronounced ‘RING-ka’) is the Irish word for “dance”.

RINCE Parents Association is a registered not-for-profit society operating in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 1997 that promotes Irish dance through material support of Irish dancers enrolled in Knock O’Hogan School of Irish dance.

Our Mission

The RINCE Parents Association exists to promote the development of Irish dancers–irrespective of level of experience, skill, or achievement–by providing competition and performance costumes, facilitating local and international Irish dance competitions (feisanna), and making possible the production of Irish dance performances.

Our Board for 2019-2020


Vice President



Costume Co-Chairs

Technology and Communications Co-Chairs

What We Do

The activities of the Association are not the same as the activities of an Irish dance school, which could be described as ‘dance instruction, grading and workshops’. We are a separate entity from Knock O’Hogan School of Irish Dance.

The Association does not engage in commercial activities, and funds that the Association accumulates can only be used according to and in pursuit of the mission, as stated in the Association’s bylaws and the Societies Act.