Check out what the pros have to say about Celticore!   

"Celticore Pilates has been a great tool in rounding out our cross training program. The champion program at Teelin School of Irish Dance has grown tremendously over the past few years, and we rely heavily on quality cross training. Joe's teaching style is easy going, yet he has a way of pushing each dancer to the edge (all the while smiling). THANK YOU, Joe Duffey, for all of your efforts in supporting Teelin and making us the best dancers we can be. We are looking forward to many more years of producing healthy, strong champions." 

- Maureen Berry, TCRG, Director & Owner of the Teelin School Irish Dance in Columbia, MD
Maureen Berry, TCRG, Director & Owner of the Teelin School Irish Dance in Columbia, MD

Maureen Berry, TCRG, Director & Owner of the Teelin School Irish Dance in Columbia, MD


Caroline Gray, Lead Dancer in Lord of the Dance (PC: Brian Doherty)

Caroline Gray, Lead Dancer in Lord of the Dance (PC: Brian Doherty)

"I loved when Joe would do Celticore workouts with us in rehearsals for Lord of the Dance!  Having done Pilates before, it was great to have a workout so specialised to our needs as Irish dancers and I definitely felt the benefits after doing the workouts regularly, improving posture, turnout, core strength and many other aspects of my performance.  The workouts are challenging but very effective.  Joe is a fantastic instructor, very knowledgable and clearly explains everything, especially if you're not familiar with Pilates. He is very good at recognising which level each individual is at and adapts movements to suit their needs.  I am a strong believer in doing different forms of exercise to improve Irish dancing technique and I think Celticore is an excellent accompaniment to Irish dancing classes!"

- Caroline Gray, TCRG & Lead Dancer in Lord of the Dance


"I love Celticore!  Joe Duffey provides additional strength training opportunities for Irish step dancers which supports and protects the muscles we use the most.  Since starting Celticore, I've noticed improvements in all of the dance styles I train in...my core is way more engaged; my ankles are stronger and more flexible; and I have an easiness in breath which carries across my dancing.  With Celticore, you can mix and match your workouts.  And if you can't remember the exact sequence of a given exercise, it's no problem to go back to the segment and revisit the lesson, until you've got it in your body.  It's been a real joy to have Joe Duffey teach these classes! He has a kind and easy going way about him which makes the vigorous workouts seem like a piece of cake!  I totally recommend Celticore to any person - dancer or non-dancer alike!"

- Will Robowski, Celticore Member since 2016
Will Robowski, Celticore Member & Dancer from West Virginia

Will Robowski, Celticore Member & Dancer from West Virginia


Siobhan Manson, Lead Dancer in Riverdance

Siobhan Manson, Lead Dancer in Riverdance

"Celticore Online Studio is an excellent addition to any dancers’ training schedule…whether you are traveling for competitions, auditions or just on your holidays, your training doesn’t have to suffer.  Joe Duffey is an excellent instructor.  He is knowledgeable, patient and his workouts have been planned to obtain maximum results.  Celticore sessions are short so they can be used in conjunction with other routines or can be incorporated into warm up or cool down sessions with ease.  Even for the non-Irish dancer this online studio is a great place for anyone wishing to access quick, concise, effective workouts with the click of a button."

Siobhan Manson, Lead Dancer in Riverdance