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Roadtrip sashes galore!
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Roadtrips to Nottingham and Newcastle!

Amazing roadtrips to Nottingham and Newcastle this weekend for our dancers. Fabulous dancing in preparation for the All Scotlands with some really great results – 7 champions and a further 10 podium places! Feis Glendarragh – Nottingham u13 Champion – Ciarra McCarthy u15 Champion -Ellie-Kate McCarthy U5 superstar- Niamh Brennan U9 – Aoife 13th U10…

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Raising awareness for Children with Cancer UK
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Supporting Children with Cancer UK

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…

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Roadtrips to Coventry and Manchester!

We love our road trips, and last weekend it was Coventry and Manchester. This was a busy weekend for parents, dancers, and teachers alike, with some traveling to both locations! As always, we supported each other and showed incredible commitment. Dancers, you gave your very best and made your teachers very proud! Well done to…

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Success in Coventry and Manchester!

We on are a high after a fantastic weekend at both the Coventry Celtic Championships and the Manchester Feis coming home with 1 prelim championship and 8 Championship wins! Thank you to both feis organisers for hosting brilliant events. U10 Coventry Champion – Ellen Leavens U10 Coventry Prelim Champion – Matilda Majilton U11 Coventry Champion…

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Top 5s at the 3 Nations
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Three Nations Championships 2021

Home from the Three Nations Championships and bursting with pride. We loved being back together at a national event. From the dancing on stage to the teamwork and support off stage, everyone made us so proud. A huge well done to all of our dancers who competed over the course of the weekend and especially…

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IDM Excellence in Teaching Award 2021
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Frances’ Excellence in Teaching is recognised by a global award

We are proud to announce that our very own Frances McGahan was one of just 23 teachers worldwide to win an Excellence in Teaching award presented by Irish Dancing and Culture magazine. The magazine opened the nomination process to dancers, parents, and industry professionals in the spring of 2021 to nominate dance teachers with qualities…

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Our McGL silver anniversary logo
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25 Years of McGahan Lees

The Date: August 1996 The Place: The Dream Carnival Cruise Liner somewhere in the Caribbean… Frances McGahan picks up a satellite phone (no such thing as a mobile back then) and calls the CLRG office in Dublin to find out if she has passed her TCRG examination taken some 2 months before. Taking her teaching…

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Welcome to our North London classes

New Beginnings: Fiona Mackey captures the experience of joining the McGL Family I have been teaching Irish dance in Finchley, North London, since 2012. Irish dance helps children to develop confidence, fitness, coordination, concentration and friendship. The emphasis is on enjoyment with a mixture of traditional and contemporary Irish music and easy-to-learn steps. Classes are…

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Our venue at Dartford Irish club
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Live Irish dance classes for all levels open in Dartford

Being one of our several Irish Dance hubs, our Dartford classes are now open and ready to welcome back Irish dancers at all levels. Whether you are a competitive Irish dancer or simply looking for beginner Irish dance lessons, our classes located at the Dartford Irish Club has something for everybody. Be part of the…

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Learn Traditional Irish Dance in Oxford

If you are looking to learn traditional Irish dance in Oxford, check out McGahan Lees Irish Dance Academy and their recent success stories. Live classes for traditional Irish dance in Oxford are now back in full swing. If you live in Oxfordshire, our COVID-safe classes are now taking place near you. Our Oxford based teacher,…

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