Class Description

Young Bunghrád (Beginner):

Our young bunghráds are dancers under the age of 5, as of September 1. Our focus with this age bracket is introducing your child to Irish Dancing.  Concepts and skills taught to this age bracket include: counting, basic footwork, rhythm and music, posture, easy Reel steps, and a basic Céilí dance.  Chunking is used in daily lessons along with group and individual activities.

Bunghrád (Beginner):

Our Bunghrád dancers are categorized as beginner level dancers, age 5 and older as of September 1.  At this level, concepts and skills covered include: basic footwork, rhythm and music, posture, beginner Reel, Slip Jig, Single Jig, and Light Jig steps, along with basic Céilí dances.

Ullmhúchán: Novice
Meanghrád: Prizewinner
Ardghrád:  Preliminary Champion
Craobhghrád: Open Champion


Class Schedules 2018-19


5 to 6 PM- Young Bunghrád/Bunghrád (Beginners)/Ullmhúchán Lights

6 to 7 PM- Ullmhúchán Heavies/Meanghrád

7 to 9 PM – Ardghrád/Craobhghrád


8 to 9 PM – Adult Class


6 to 9 PM – Extra Class*


6 to 9 PM – Feis/Show Practice*


9 AM to 12 Noon – Feis/Show Practice*


Extra Classes*  You must sign up and pay in advance for these classes.  Please check in the studio for weekly offerings and updated times.  Thursday extra classes are offered on a weekly basis throughout the regular season.  Friday, Saturday, and sometimes Sunday classes are set in preparation of upcoming feiseanna/performances.

Private Lessons** are also offered.  Contact Lena to schedule an open time slot.

NOTE: School closings are communicated via email and are also communicated via the website and the MSID Facebook page.  

The McGinley School of Irish Dance is located at 701 Pear Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043.  

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