Grade exams, January 2019

Our Oxford and Essex Grade examinations have been successfully completed here at MCGL!! Well done to everyone who took part, we are extremely proud to see dancers achieve recognition for their progression.

Huge thanks to our fantastic examiner Margaret Morgan, and all that made the weekend run so smoothly!

We will be holding celebration evenings in Oxford on Friday 8th February and Essex on Saturday 9th February, at which dancers will received their certificates.

Oxford Christmas Show 2018

This year’s Oxford Christmas show was a real success. We had so much fun with some amazing costumes and great choreography. We had a wide variety of acts with everything from the more serious aspects of show dancing to a pair of sharks! Well done to everyone who was involved.

Christmas Class Feis 2018

We always love running our Christmas class feis and this year’s was bigger than ever! At this event, the emphasis is on having fun, learning to perform and compete in a friendly environment. This year, our stage was graced by dancers from as young as 3 years old; complete beginners to championship dancers. At this event we get to see a real glimpse of the future of the Academy, and it’s looking bright! Well done to everyone who took and part and thank you to all their friends and family who came to support.

Oireachtas Success

This year’s oireachtas season saw our dancers competing across 4 regions worldwide. Each dancer went with their own personal aim, whether it be to perform at a regional level for the first time, to book a qualifying spot for next year’s World Championships, or to be crowned regional champion. We are so proud of each and every one of you.

Here are our eight regional championships from across the globe!

All Scotlands 2018

Congratulations to all our dancers who took to the All Scotland stage last weekend.

We are so proud of the wonderful team spirit that you all showed.

A special congratulations goes to Liam Costello – U16 Boys All Scotland Champion!

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A new way to raise funds for McGL dancers – at no cost to yourself!

McGL are proud to announce they are using easyfundraising to raise funds for our talented young dancers to travel to international competitions.
You can help raise funds for McGL simply by doing you online shopping via easyfundraising.org.uk.
This doesn’t cost you a penny more, but as you make purchases the online retailers make a donation to the dance school.
All you do is register and start shopping! There are over 3000 shops and sites on board, ready to make a donation including Amazon, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and TheTrainline.

For example, simply by doing your weekly online Sainsbury’s shop via Easyfundraising could raise up to £2.50 each time!

There are no catches or hidden charges and McGL dancers are very grateful for your donations.

How to:

  • Every time you shop online, go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/mcgahanleesirishdancingacademy/ first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  • You can install a simple plug-in for your browser which will remind you to go through easyfundraising when you start shopping on a partner site.
  • There is even a smartphone app!
  • After you have checked out, the retailer will make a donation to McGL for no extra cost whatsoever.

Thank you for your support!

The launch of McGL Russia

McGL Russia

We have now kicked off classes for our Russian contingent, run by McGL TCRGs Amy and Siobhan. Over 50 enthusiastic dancers traveled from various areas of Russia to take part in this first workshop.

The workshops proved to extremely rewarding for everyone involved.

We are excited to watch McGL Russia grow in strength and experience in the coming months. We look forward to our upcoming classes and the push towards the European Oireachtas taking place in December in Amsterdam, where our Russian dancers will join our existing team from Prague and Warsaw.