The McGinley School of Irish Dance began in 1999 when Lena McGinley, ADCRN, started teaching six students. What originally began as a small performance troupe has grown to be a successful Irish Dance School in Central Pennsylvania. Over the last twenty plus years, Lena along with her sister, Annie McGinley, ODCRN, have taught hundreds of dancers ranging in age from 3 through adulthood.
The goal of the school is to promote Irish heritage and dancing while striving for excellence in our innovative performances and perfection in dance and technique for competitions. The school promotes an environment in which children are encouraged, motivated and challenged to excel in Irish Dancing and in life. We hope that our students will form an appreciation of Irish dancing, culture and heritage that they can in turn share with others in the community.