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All Scotlands 2023, Glasgow
What a weekend for team McGL at the All Scotland Championships in Glasgow! We are so proud to be coming home with 3 Champions, 7 podium places and 13 top 10 places!
All Scotland Champions
U11 Prelim – Lucy
U18 – Louise
U19 – Mary
U11 – Seamus 3rd
U18 – Freya 3rd
U16 – Olivia 4th
U11 Prelim – Niamh 5th
U7 – Niamh
U14 – Ava
U15 – Callum
U17 – Ellie-Kate
U18 – Lizzie
Senior Men – Harry
For some of our dancers this was their first time dancing at the All Scotland Championships and we couldn’t be more proud with the way they danced.
Congratulations to our 2023 All Scotland Champions
Congratulations to our All Scotland 2023 Podium Winners
Amazing results at the All Scotland Championships
Congratulations to our 2023 All Scotland Medal holders
Congratulations to our lovely 2023 All Scotland dancers
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McGL CELEBRATING Over 8 years of success in Europe.
Classes now held in Czech Republic, Poland & Ukraine
For over 8 years our McGL Europe contingent has been growing and developing, with classes across Czech Republic and Poland.
During this time we have seen an accolade of achievements from beginners working through their grades to Aishling Award winners, European Oireachtas Titles and Top 10 World Championship placings.
We could not be prouder of the progress our dancers in Europe are making and their achievements are a testament to their hard work and dedication.
Fast forward to 2024 which saw the exciting expansion of our McGL Europe family with the opening of our newest McGL branch – McGL Ukraine. This will be the first active CLRG dance academy within the Ukraine and we hope we can bring a bit of normality on what are still extremely difficult times for their Nation. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for our newest group of dancers.
As members of RCCEA, we are proud to host our annual McGahan Lees Prague Feis and CLRG Grade Examinations, welcoming dancers from all over Europe which always promises to be an excellent display of dancing. Check back here soon for details of our 2024 feis!
We are so proud of how far we have come and can’t wait to see what the future holds for McGL Europe.
Classes now held in Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Gliwice, Gdańsk, Jastrzębie Zdrój, Pobiedziska), Prague and Ukraine. For more information on our classes in these locations please enquire here.
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North American Nationals 2023, Nashville
Twenty dancers, 13 parents, 2 Champions, 7 podiums, 18 pieces of glassware coming back to Essex/Kent/Oxford/London, 100% recall for all of our dancers at the largest dance event in history and the trip of a lifetime!
From heavy shoes to cowboy boots, hair pieces to stetsons: Nashville, you brought it all and more! The amazing results speak for themselves and the memories were priceless.
Thank you to Frances, Guy and The Friends Of McGahan Lees for coordinating and supporting our dancers and MCGL families, enabling them to experience not 1 but 2 trips across the Atlantic this year! Team work really does make the dream work
Not forgetting a big thank you to Grant for a fabulous photo-shoot. We can’t wait to see the final pics!
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Summer Class Feis 2023
We have so much talent coming through the grades this year!
We are extremely proud of each and every one of these wonderful children and count ourselves very lucky to watch such beautiful dancing every week.
You all shined so brightly up on that stage.
Great work everyone!!
We run two class competitions each year. One in the summer and one at Christmas. Although the emphasis is on fun, and every dancer gets an award, these are aimed at preparing dancers for external competitive performance. It’s also an opportunity for parents and family members to see what their dancers have been learning in classes. We now look forward to our Christmas Feis, which will take place in early December. If you’re an McGL dancer interested in competing, please speak to your teacher. For those already attending competitions, feis information can be found here.
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Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2023, Montreal, Canada
A whirlwind week full of highs, personal bests and the epitome of team spirit. We are so proud of each and every dancer who graced the stage this week. From our first timers to those who are now hanging up their competitive shoes at the top of their game, it was a pleasure to watch you put your hard work into practice and to make memories that will last a lifetime. The support from the dancers, their dance day buddies and our McGL families both in Montreal and at home really was something special
We are returning home with 3 Globes, 7 World Medals, 17 Round 5 Recalls and the first men’s Michael Flatley Freestyle Champion Award!
Liam Costello – World Champion x4
U19 – Mary Conway 3rd
U16 – Olivia Delaney 5th
U11 – Seamus Daly 8th
U17 – Ellie-Kate McCarthy 10th
SNR Ladies – Ellie Arthurs 10th
U14 – Ciarra McCarthy 18th
Liam Costello – Michael Flatley Freestyle Award 2023 <- check out Liam’s AMAZING performance here!
This week we jump straight back in, setting new goals, dreaming new dreams and counting down to Glasgow 2024
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We are so proud of 10-year-old Maks, who currently attends McGahan Lees classes in Warsaw, Poland, having recently moved there from Kyiv, Ukraine. Maks’ Irish Dancing Dream has been featured on RTE News on St. Patrick’s Day. You can read the article here and watch the video here.
We are proud to be the first CLRG school teaching Ukrainian dancers (read more here). You can find more information about our European classes on our McGL Europe page.
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Presenting our gorgeous McGL dancers that took part in the SERO parade of champions 2022!! What a fabulous way to end the year!
U6 – Niamh 🏆
U10 – Seamus 🏆🌎
U11 – Ellen 🏆🌎
U13 – Nathan 🏆🌎
U14 – Ciarra 🏆🌎
U15 – Olivia 🏆🌎
U16 – Ellie-Kate 🏆🌎
U18 – Mary 🏆🌎
U12 – Ella-Rose 2nd 🌎
U13 – Ava 2nd 🌎
U17 – Lizzie 2nd🌎
U14 – Callum 3rd🌎
U15 – Jayda 3rd🌎
U19 – Amaia 3rd 🌎
SNR – Ellie 3rd 🌎
Huge thank you to the SERC for their efforts in this event.
Find information for upcoming feiseanna and major championships here.