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. This class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 5:30 PM for the 2020-21 school year.

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. This class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:35 to 6:20 PM for the 2020-21 school year.

Ullmhúchán: Novice

Meanghrád: Prizewinner

Ardghrád: Preliminary Champion

Craobhghrád: Open Champion

Class Schedules 2020-21


5 to 5:30 PM- Young Bunghrád

5:35 to 6:20 PM- Bunghrád (Beginners)

6:25 to 7:35 PM- Ullmhúchán/Meanghrád

7:40 to 9:15 PM – Ardghrád/Craobhghrád


6 to 7 PM – Adult Class


6 to 9:15 PM – Extra Classes*


6 to 9 PM – Feis/Show Practice*


9 AM to 12 Noon – Feis/Show Practice*

Extra Classes*

You must sign up in advance for these classes. Please check your emails for weekly offerings and updated times. Thursday extra classes are offered on a weekly basis throughout the regular season. Additional classes are also offered 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.

Click Here for directions to the studio.


Our summer pop-in schedule for 2021 has been posted. These classes are open to currently enrolled dancers in our program. They are sign-up and pay-as-you-go to allow families to be flexible during the summer months.

Check your emails for any updates to the schedule and to sign up for classes.

DANCE CAMPS will be held

July 19 to July 23, 2021.