Richens/Timm  Academy  of Irish  Dance




Dancers from the Academy entertain thousands annually including performances at the Dublin Irish Festival, Indy Irish Fest and various venues throughout the areas for each Academy location. Students have also performed with bands such as the Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, Natalie MacMaster, and Eileen Ivers of Riverdance fame. Several Academy alumni have gone on to professional careers touring with both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance and the list continues to grow! Beginners make their performance debut at the annual recital each spring.

Performance Calendar

The 25th Anniversary of the Dublin Irish Festival - Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5

Richens/Timm Dancers

Friday, August 3 at 9:00 pm on the Irish Thunder Stage
Saturday, August 4 at 9:00 pm on the Dublin Stage
Saturday, August 4 at 7:00 pm on the Ceili Stage
Sunday, August 5 at 1:00 pm on the Wee Folks Stage
Sunday, August 5 at 3:30 pm on the Ceili Stage
Sunday, August 5 at 6:30 pm on the Dublin Stage

The Celtic Foot Force with The Kells

Sunday, August 5 at 2:15 pm on the Ceili Stage

Columbus Celtic Dancers

Saturday, August 4 at 4:30 on the Ceili Stage
Sunday, August 5 at 12:15 on the Ceili Stage

Saturday is dedicated to our 2012 Senior Men's World Champion Michael Holland.

The Masses on Sunday are dedicated to Ann Richens.

Additional information on performances, stage locations, Dublin Irish Festival tickets - location and parking - can be found at the 25th Anniversary Dublin Irish Festival website -

The Legacy Ceili - Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 6-11 pm
The Grand Valley Dale Ballroom
This is a family, fun event sponsored by the Irish Dance Association of Columbus to benefit the Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance. The Legacy Ceili honors the memory of the late Ann Richens who impacted the lives of so many...

Download the brochure to learn about Sponsorships and ticket sales as well as more about this very fun, special evening.

Grand Valley Dale Ballroom
1590 Sunbury Road  Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 258-0611

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  • August 6,7 & 8, 2011 - Richens/Timm dancers @ Dublin Irish Festival
  • May 19, 2011 (Thursday)- Columbus Studio Annual Recital

  • August 6,7 & 8, 2010 - Richens/Timm dancers@ Dublin Irish Festival
  • April 22, 2010; 7:00 pm Columbus Studio Recital @ Thomas Worthington HS
  • March 17, 2010; 2:30pm Irish Family Reunion.  Veteran’s Memorial
  • March 17, 2010; 4:15pm Rathskellar
  • March 7, 2010; 1:00pm Arnold Fitness Expo


Looking for Irish dancers for your event?  We can customize a show to fit your budget and needs.

Get Irish Dancers for your Event...

To book a performance by Richens/Timm dancers please contact the Performance Chairman in your area:

The Celtic Foot Force...

The Celtic Foot Force is a professional Irish Dance troupe founded by John Timm. This group has performed with renown acts to include Cherish the Ladies, The Chieftains, and more. To secure information and discuss performance availability, contact John Timm directly.

Past Venues...

      • Dublin Irish Festival
      • Indy Irish Fest
      • Indiana Pacers Games
      • Nursing Homes & Retirement Centers as intergenerational Community Outreach
      • Assorted Community, Private & Corporate Events
      • Irish Family Reunion (Columbus)
      • On Stage with Renown Artists:
        • The Chieftains
        • Cherish the Ladies
        • Eileen Ivers
        • The Kells
      • Arnold Fitness Expo


Come to the Dublin Irish Festival - it's the 25th Anniversary and Richens/Timm Dancers will be there. See the adjacent schedule.


Do you need dancers for an event?

Each of our locations has a Performance Chairman who can address your questions about show formats, availability, and any requirements we may have to ensure the safety of our dancers.

Link to Richens/Timm Google Calendar