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!

Push yourselves to the limit!

Point those toes!

Point those toes!

 

Kelley O’Boyle Feis Champions

Congratulations to all our dancers who competed at the Kelley O’Boyle Feis this weekend. A great feis with some great results, especially our champions:

Gavina Zuccharello (U16 Girls) and Niall Forrest (U19 Men)

U16 Girls Champion, Gavina Zuccharello

U16 Girls Champion, Gavina Zuccharello

U19 Men's Champion, Niall Forrest

U19 Men’s Champion, Niall Forrest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations also to Hannah McKay, who won her Prelim Championship!

Finally, here is a cute picture of some great Feis Friends!

Having fun and supporting each other at feises is always good to see!

Having fun and supporting each other at feises is always good to see!

A Splash of Pink!

Watch out for McGL’s new T-shirts and shoe bags at up and coming competitions.

Our new gear will be distributed in class over the next couple of weeks, once all registrations have been collected.

Our new Class T-shirts and shoe bags for 2015/16.

Our new Class T-shirts and shoe bags for 2015/16.

Classes in Europe

Dancers from Prague, Czech Republic

Dancers from Prague, Czech Republic

Dancers from Warsaw, Poland

Dancers from Warsaw, Poland

McGahan Lees are proud to announce the opening of classes in both Prague and Warsaw, formerly run by The Delaney Academy.

Classes will be lead by McGL TCRG Leanne Gray and will operate under the RTME European guidelines.

To date, the dancers in Prague and Warsaw have won numerous titles at competitions in Mainland Europe, qualified to dance at the World Championships and achieved world medal places.

The European Championships, Spain!

Young McGahan Lees championship at the 2015 European Championships in Spain.

Young McGahan Lees championship at the 2015 European Championships in Spain.

This May half-term sixteen of our dancers travelled to Torrevieja, Southern Spain, in order to compete at the European Irish Dance Championships. And what a success – we now have four European Champions!

  • Ellie-Kate McCarthy (Under 9 champion)
  • Emma Freeman (Under 18 champion)
  • Rowann Fellows (Over 14 intermediate champion)
  • Lola Barker (Under 8 intermediate champion)

On top of that, we had eight more top three finishes, and everyone who went managed to get a top five spot!

A huge congratulations to everyone who went, including teacher Marion Flanagan who made sure everyone was ready, warmed up and raring to go.

A fantastic time was had by all – as well as the dancing, time was found to relax by the pool, go to the beach and profit from the wonderful Spanish weather. See you again next year, Torrevieja!

European Champions!

Congratulations to McGahan Lees Dancers:

  • Ellena Nsajja Under 15
  • Ellie-Kate McCarthy Under 8

Who both won their respective European Championships in Spain.

Ellena Nsajja, Under 15 European Champion

Ellena Nsajja, Under 15 European Champion

Ellie-Kate McCarthy, Under 8 European Champion

Ellie-Kate McCarthy, Under 8 European Champion

Congratulations also to all of the other McGL dancers who travelled to Spain – we are proud of you all.

McGahan Lees Dancers at the European Championships, 2015

McGahan Lees Dancers at the European Championships, 2015

Going to the Worlds!

McGL Dancers Pre-Montreal World Championships

McGL Dancers Pre-Montreal World Championships

So, the McGahan Lees Open Feis is over for another year – it was a brilliant, busy weekend with fabulous competitions and an amazing standard of dancing. Important for many, it provided a great opportunity for a final stage practice before the World Championships in Montreal.

These lovely McGahan Lees dancers will be there, flying the flag for McGL and SE England.