Irish dance lessons, performances, workshops and competitive opportunities for all ages, all backgrounds!
The McGovern Ceili Dancers philosophy is that while Irish dance is a vigorous and demanding form of dance, it can be experienced in an atmosphere that is relaxed, supportive and most importantly, fun.
We were founded in June of 1999 and have gone from 6 dancers meeting one night a week to over 80 dancers and 4 locations in Ohio and Indiana. We are comprised of female and male dancers whose ages range from 4 to adulthood. If you have seen an Irish dance show and thought that looks like fun, you are right! Irish dance IS fun and we would love to include you! Contact us now to reserve your space in class!
Learn to Irish Dance!
The McGovern Ceili Dancers are now accepting new students of all ages in all of our locatons!
Learn how to do reels, jigs and more through lessons that are available for students ages 4 and up.
Check the OUR LOCATIONS class schedules and the location nearest YOU!
Placement in any class is at the discretion of the instructor.
All members of MCD will have numerous opportunities to perform and ALL of our dancers that have the desire to perform get the opportunity. Dancers are not required to compete but will be encouraged to try! So far our dancers have won over 300 awards and have traveled to Santa Fe , New Mexico, Hershey PA, South Hampton PA, Shawnee OK, San Francisco CA, and Dublin Ireland for the World Championships!
Cumann Rince Naisiunta Regional Championships
Our Regional Championship will be held in OHIO this year. Details are being formed now but please check back often for more details about this competiton. This is an OPEN PLATFORM competition so dancers from all organizations are welcome to participate!
Beginners Workshop August 22 - 24 MCD Dayton Studio 818 Linden Ave Dayton OH
12:00 - 1:00 Beginners Ages 4 - 7 1:00 - 3:00 Beginners age 8 - 13 6:30 - 7:30 Adults (except for Saturday the 24; time will be 3-4) Cost is $40/dancer and will include a T Shirt Snacks and water will be provided and an opportunity to dance at the Piqua Heritage Festival!