Céad míle fáilte!
(one hundred thousand welcomes)
As many of you know, my daughter, Catherine, is an Irish Step Dancer at the fabulous Tir Conaill Academy of Irish Dance in Tucson! If you live in Tucson, Phoenix or Albuquerque and are interested in Irish dance classes, call Christopher McGrory at 520-991-3605!
Catherine started dancing at Tir Conaill Academy in 2008 when she was just 5 years old and LOVES it! The classes are fun, the teachers are amazing and the music is fabulous! It's one big happy family at Tir Conaill!
Class Time with Michael Pat
Cat's instructors include:
~Christopher McGrory, (TCRG, TTCT) renowned feis musician (accordionist), world level Irish dancer and instructor...Christopher's CD's have gone platinum worldwide! Click here to check out his CD collection...and why not purchase one or a few while you're over there! It's wonderful music and will put a jig in your step! Before you know it, you'll be dancing too!
~Michael Patrick Gallagher, (TCRG, ADCRG) two time Irish dance World Champion and lead in Riverdance for 8 years, known for his lightning fast feet, exceptional choreography and as one of the best Irish dancers in the world! Check out his website here...
Rosemary Browne, MD (TCRG) instructing Irish dance for over 12 years, our school's fashion expert, also specializing in performance choreography and ceili dancing. She is fondly referred to as the "doctor of dance!" (She really is a doctor specializing in internal medicine and geriatrics!)
One of the things I love best about Tir Conaill is that the dance families support and encourage each dancer every step of the way. Thank you, dance families, for making us feel so welcome when we joined the family two years ago!
Catherine has been competing for just over a year now and is already a Prizewinner in 3 of her dances! She is a wee green dancin' machine!
Along with competing, students at Tir Conaill dance at a variety of events and in performances all around the community. (Adult dancers are welcome to join too!...adult dancers...as in grown-up dancers...not as in strippers...just sayin'!)
Emerald Ball 2010
Univ of AZ Festival of Books
St Pat's Parade 2010
Catherine and Caitlin
(all of the dancers LOVE Caitlin!)
One of our students, Libby Decker, just won the North American Irish Dance Championships! She is the new North American Champion!
Congratulations, Libby!! You rock our ghillies off!
So grab a pair of ghillies and come join the fun!
Learn about Irish culture and get your Irish dancing on at
Tir Conaill Academy today!
Thanks for stopping by!