Leanne is RTME’s Teacher of the Week!

The Registered Teachers of Mainland Europe (RTME) association has featured our very own Leanne Gray in their “teacher of the week” post. Leanne regularly travels to Warsaw and Prague to teach, and this year saw 11 solo dancers and a senior ceili team qualify for the World Championships. We are very proud of Leanne and all the time and energy she puts into her overseas dancers. You can read the full write-up here.

Less than two weeks to go!

The Southern England region has seen some great and well-attended feiseanna this year and finally ours is the next one! We hope to issue our final timetable by the end of this week. This will take account of all the entries received to date, plus a realistic estimate of entries taken on the day, based on attendance at the last few events in the region.

We appreciate it’s been an extremely busy few weeks; however, it would really help us be as accurate as possible in our timetable if you could send your entry ASAP.

Many thanks, and have a fantastic St. Patrick’s Weekend!

Travelling from all over!

Come and compete with dancers from all corners of the globe!

With only just over a week to go before the closing date we are pleased to see entries coming in on a daily basis!

Particularly amazing are entries we are receiving from all corners of the globe. So far we’ve had dancers enter from as far afield as Canada, United States and Australia. Continental Europe is also well represented with dancers from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, and Poland. We’ve also dancers from all 4 Provinces in Ireland as well as our friends North of the border in Scotland. Where else can we add to the map?

It’s looking like it’s going to be a truly international event, and a great weekend of dancing.

So don’t delay, and please get your entry in as soon as you can. This will allow us to refine the timetable, minimizing delays caused by receiving large entries on the day.

Please click here for our dedicated info page and here to contact us with any questions.

Grade Exams

McGL recently held a day of Grade Examinations in Oxford. These events offer an alternative path of progression in Irish dance and eventually count towards a TCRG (Irish dance teaching) qualification.

It looks like great fun too! Stay tuned for our next grade exam day – to be held on the 14th May 2017 (save the date!)


Preliminary Championship Winners

We wanted to say a special well done to our THREE prelim championship winners so far in 2017. It is a huge achievement and means they move up to the highest grade in solo Irish dancing – Open Championship.

We’ve also had a great number of seconds and thirds in the prelim grade. To those dancers: enjoy your successes, keep working hard and your day will come.

Congratulations Drew, Mollie and Lainey! 

Fab Feis Days! A great beginning to 2017

Congratulations to all our dancers who have been out in force at feiseanna so far this year. Thank you to all our dedicated parents, family and friends who give up their time on cold winter days to attend these events, supporting the dancers! From what you can see below, it has really paid off. Dancers in all grades have really performed their best and achieved personal goals.

Congratulations everybody!