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25th Anniversary Feis 2021

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We are pleased to announce our 25th Anniversary Feis, which will take place on 19th and 20th March 2022, at Chelmer Valley High School.

With our venue located just 25 minutes from London Stansted Airport, we look forward to welcoming dancers from all over the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Australia and worldwide in the build up to the next Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne (World Championships), which celebrates its 50th anniversary in April!

More information will appear on our dedicated Open Feis page as we approach the event. 




Raising awareness for Children with Cancer UK

Supporting Children with Cancer UK

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This September, McGahan Lees took part in the Southern England Regional Council fundraiser for Children with Cancer UK, whilst remembering those we have sadly lost.

We dedicated our Tuesday classes (28th September) to supporting this great cause, and so far, we have managed to raise over £2000. Thank you to everyone who donated – every penny counts!

You can still donate here!



Independence Day Weekender

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We are pleased to announce our first restriction-free events since December 2019! Our “Independence Day Weekender” will include a party on Saturday 3rd July and our summer class feis (competition) on Sunday 4th July. Party details to follow.

Independence Day Class Feis

Sunday, July 4th 2021 at Chelmer Valley High School, Chelmsford, CM1 7ER

As always at our class competitions, the emphasis will be on fun and all dancers will receive at least one award. The competition is suitable for all ages and grades (even new beginners), so we really encourage all dancers to attend.

In the event that COVID restrictions remain, we will simply continue in a similar fashion to our recent open feis at which we asked everyone to sit in family pods, masks whilst moving around the venue, contact free awards and regular cleaning between age groups. In this instance the event will be run in accordance with the latest government guidelines ensuring the hall is limited to 50% capacity and all dancers will compete one at a time on stage.

Mental skills class

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Well done to everyone who took part and contributed in our mental skills class this evening. Here is the presentation for you to refer back to.

Our concentration cues

Costume design competition

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Congratulations to Ryan Maddison, winner of our costume design competition. Ryan produced a fabulous jacket. We love the detail right down to the sleeve buttons!

Well done to all the other entrants – some amazing designs! Watch this space for a montage coming soon.

Music and beats challenge

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Congratulations to Callum who won our music and beats quarantine challenge!

Our next task is for everyone to learn Callum’s beat.

Let’s make some noise!

Last Man Standing Fundraiser

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Dear all,

Here is the entry form for the first of this season’s “Last Man Standing” Academy fundraiser.

For those of you have never played before it’s a simple game based upon the Premier League football fixtures each weekend.

Simply pick a different team each week. If they win, you stay in. Then, the last man standing wins a very generous prize pot!

If you don’t know anything about football, don’t worry! Just choose a team in week 1 and we’ll select a team each week following by simply taking the next team alphabetically.

This is a successful fundraiser for the Academy, and the money raised goes towards supporting dancers at all levels within the Academy.

The competition is open to all dancers, families and friends, so please get everyone involved!

Many thanks,


Registration 2016-17

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Dear all,

The days are counting down to the final deadline for registration forms to be in for this year. Please get yours in as soon as possible and don’t miss out on our new T-shirts which come free with every registration. Forms are available from your teacher, or click here to download one!

Many thanks, McGL

Summer Workshops

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Dear all,

Please find below details of our summer workshops.

Summer Workshops 2016


McGL Race Night

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Morning Everyone,

Our Race Night will be taking place on Saturday 14th May 2016 at the Dartford Irish Club. Please see this MCGL Race Night Poster for details!
This is a fundraising event to support those dancers attending the North American Nationals in Florida in July 16.

Your support at this fundraising event is much appreciated.

Kind Regards

McGL team