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About JJ Hester

A.D.C.R.G., T.C.R.G.

Credentials

In 2011 JJ Hester passed the rigorous T.C.R.G. exam to become a fully certified Irish Dance teacher, registered with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha, the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin, Ireland. In 2017, J.J. passed the extensive A.D.C.R.G. exam to become a fully certified Irish Dance adjudicator.

Since becoming certified, he has taught students who have won numerous regional, national, and international competitions. He attributes a great deal of his success in Irish Dance to the support he has received from his family and all of his dancing instructors.

Dance Career

JJ started dancing for the Peter Smith School of Irish Dance in 2001 at age 16. Accolades during his competitive career include: numerous solo and team awards throughout local, regional, national, and world competitions; three-time First Place Mid-Atlantic Regional Oireachtas champion; three-time top five placement at the North American Championships including 2nd place in 2006; 6th at the World Championships of Irish Dance in 2005,  making him a world medalist. In addition to his competitive career, JJ performed in concert with the Chieftains and Eileen Ivers. In 2005 he was accepted into Riverdance.

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Family Life

In 2011 JJ Hester passed the rigorous T.C.R.G. exam to become a fully certified Irish Dance teacher, registered with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha, the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin, Ireland. In 2017, J.J. passed the extensive A.D.C.R.G. exam to become a fully certified Irish Dance adjudicator.

Since becoming certified, he has taught students who have won numerous regional, national, and international competitions. He attributes a great deal of his success in Irish Dance to the support he has received from his family and all of his dancing instructors.

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