A lot has been said about the number of teachers at McGL, but we are proud of the loyalty and long term friendships that the school’s teachers share. Before becoming TCRGs, most of them enjoyed successful dance careers with the Academy themselves, and have between them won just about every title, including World Champion! They are now proud and excited to teach alongside Frances and pass on their experiences to new dancers. Several other former McGL dancers have started up their own dance schools, including world medal holder Danielle Arthurs at Reel Eire and SER Oireachtas Champion Ferne Turner at the Turner Academy. Others have gone on to successful show dancing careers, including former World and All Ireland Champion Stephen Brennan, who is still touring with Riverdance but is also a TCRG in his own right.
Frances, surrounded by the enthusiastic TCRGs that she has trained.
Sometimes the hard work pays off with the highest rewards. McGL were delighted to have 2 Championship winners at the recent 2015 Great Britain Championships: Gavina Zuccarello in the Under 16 Girls and Niall Forrest in the Under 19 Men. As you can see from their faces, winning is never expected and is always a fantastic bonus.
Photos courtesy of FeisPix Photography.
Congratulations to our Ceim Oir feis 2015 champions: Ellie-Kate McCarthy and Gavina Zuccharello
Ellie-Kate, U9 Champ!
Gavina Zuccharello, U16 Champ!
Let’s do this!
Good luck to all our dancers competing this week at the Great Britain Championships, and the following week at the All Ireland Championships. From our first-timers to those aiming for the top spot, we are proud of how hard you’ve worked and are looking forward to some fab performances!
Lord of the Dance – Dangerous Games is currently being staged in London’s West End, New York’s Broadway and worldwide.
Featuring McGL’s own Caroline Gray and Ryan Barry: what an inspiration for our dancers!
Save the Date: the final feis before the World Championships
Our annual open feis will be taking place on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of March, 2016 at Welling School (click for a google map).
Full size championship stages topped with harlequin flooring.
Podium for grades hall awards
We would like to wish our little champ Abi a speedy recovery from injury. We know you will come back fighting!
Our Canadian cousins on their way to the GBs
With both the Great Britain and All Ireland Championships taking place later this month, we welcome our friends from the Goggin-Carroll School of Dance in Toronto, Canada. These dancers will be working hard alongside McGL dancers at workshops.
Thank you to all who attended our free workshop in Essex this weekend. It was great to see so many dancers of all levels showing their enthusiasm! We hope you enjoyed it despite the HARD work!
Push yourselves to the limit!
Point those toes!