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.  We offer this class in both the morning and evening hours.

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.  New this year- we will also offer a beginner section during the daytime hours for homeschooled children.

Ullmhúchán: Novice

Meanghrád: Prizewinner

Ardghrád:  Preliminary Champion

Craobhghrád: Open Champion

Class Schedules 2023-24


7 to 8 PM – Adult Class

8 to 9:15 PM - Teacher Training


5:30 to 6 PM- Young Bunghrád (Beginners)

5:30 to 6:15 PM- Bunghrád (Beginners)

6:15 PM to 7:30 PM- Grades: Bunghrád/Ullmhúchán/Meanghrád

7:35 to 9:15 PM – Ardghrád/Craobhghrád


6 to 9 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.  

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