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Auburn, AL


Amanda Tucker Poole, TCRG, danced for Karl Drake for 11 years. She was in the top 5 at the Southern Region Oireachtas for five years, and qualified for the World Championships six times. She placed 25th at the 2005 North American Championships. Amanda performed in "Eire the Show" in Branson, Missouri in 2004 and in "The Magic of Ireland" North American tour in 2007.

Amanda currently teaches at both the Birmingham and Auburn Drake Studios.


For more information about the Auburn Studio, contact Amanda at (334) 705-0303 or visit their website at

Birmingham, AL


Mrs. Amanda Tucker Poole, TCRG- 
 is the instructor for the Drake School of Irish Dance in Auburn and Birmingham, Alabama, producing National and World Championship qualifiers. Amanda received her TCRG in December 2011, and graduated cum laude from Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree that same month. 


Our students enjoy performing for the community throughout the year, and we hold an annual Spring Performance to showcase what they have learned. Dancers have the added benefit of being eligible to compete, as Mrs. Amanda is fully accredited through An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha (CLRG) in Dublin, Ireland, as well as the Irish Dance Teacher's Association of North America and the Southern Region.  

In our Irish dance classes, dancers learn solo and céili (group) dancing. We take satisfaction from the fact that dancers are taught the following in our classes: intricate footwork, musical timing and tune recognition, proper Irish dance technique, stage presence, flexibility, teamwork, rhythm, importance of working towards goals, and much more!   Irish classes can be taken independent or in addition to a ballet class. 

2349 Forestdale Blvd.– Birmingham, AL  35214     
Ballet office - 798-0900                                                                             
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Our mission is simplifying  without diluting the integrity, heart and excellence of Westwood Ballet and Irish  Dance .  
We  want our  students and parents to enjoy being at the studio and  using our dance gifts in worship.


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