Grand Prize – Best of Parade – York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 and Best Irish Dance School 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018!
To book a performance, email Lena McGinley at LMcginley@mcginleyirishdancers.com or call (717) 439-2991 Dancers from the McGinley School of Irish Dance perform year-round at festivals, theaters, local pubs, restaurants, private parties and weddings. Our performances have proven to be crowd-pleasing, innovative and entertaining.
To date, dancers from the school have performed with world-class entertainers such as: Cherish the Ladies, Danú, Eileen Ivers, Frank Patterson, Gaelic Storm, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, The Prodigal, Ronan Tynan, Searson, and the Trinity Irish Dance Troupe. McGinley Irish Dancers have also appeared numerous occasions on local news programs and have been featured on the Vance Report, Out and About with Chuck Rhodes, and in a Turner Kia commercial. They have performed at the Corbett/Cawley Inauguration and for our former Governor, Tom Ridge and First Lady, Michele Ridge.
Lena McGinley, founder of the McGinley School of Irish Dance, also holds a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education (Bloomsburg University of PA) and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration (Temple University, PA), along with her Oide Damhsa Cumann Rince Naisiunta (ODCRN) and Ard Damhsa Cumann Rince Naisiunta (ADCRN), teaching and adjudicating degrees in Irish Dancing (Cumann Rince Naisiunta, Dublin). Over the years, she has developed and hosted educational, entertaining, and fun assemblies in many school districts throughout South-Central Pennsylvania and the state of Mississippi.
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Dancers from the McGinley School of Irish Dance have performed with:
The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, Danú, Eileen Ivers, Frank Patterson, Gaelic Storm, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra along with Ronan Tynan, The Prodigal, Searson, Trinity Irish Dance Troupe
Adams County Irish Festival, Amani Festival-Carlisle, PA, American Literacy Festival, Annapolis Irish Festival, Guinness Oyster Festival, McLain Celtic Festival,PA Ren Faire, Penn-Mar Irish Festival
An Grianán Theatre (Donegal, Ireland), Carlisle Theatre (Carlisle, PA), Carnegie Hall (New York, NY), Center for Performing Arts- PSU (State College, PA), Dickinson University (Carlisle, PA), The Forum (Harrisburg, PA), The Giant Center (Hershey, PA), The Goggle Works Theatre (Reading, PA), The Governor’s Mansion (Harrisburg, PA), Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA), Helix Theatre (Dublin, Ireland), Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, PA), Pennsylvania State Capitol Building (Harrisburg, PA), Radio City Music Hall (New York, NY), Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, PA), Strand Capitol Theatre (York, PA), Strawberry Square (Harrisburg, PA), The Whitaker Center (Harrisburg, PA)
Camp Hill School District
Hoover Elementary School
Central Dauphin School District
Linglestown Middle School
Paxtonia Elementary School
Southside Elementary School
West Hanover Elementary School
Cumberland Valley School District
Silver Spring Elementary School
Saint Margaret Mary Parish School
Greenwood School District
Greenwood Middle/High School
Littlestown Area School District
Rolling Acres Elementary School
West Shore School District
Fairview Elementary School
Fishing Creek Elementary School
Red Mill Elementary School
Washington Heights Elementary School
Mississippi Schools (ALC joint effort)
A W James Elementary School (Drew, Mississippi)
Benoit School District (Benoit, Mississippi)
D. M. Smith Middle School (Cleveland, Mississippi)
John F Kennedy High School (Mount Bayou, Mississippi)
Nailor Elementary School (Cleveland, Mississippi)