About Us

Welcome to Claddagh School of Irish Dance! Claddagh is a family-friendly school that has been providing quality dance education in Mackay since 2008. Our school philosophy is based around the symbols of the Claddagh: Love, Friendship and Loyalty … we also believe in having FUN! We promote a positive TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) spirit supporting our dancers and their families.

Our aim is to ensure all dancers achieve their full potential, whether it is to dance competitively or socially, in a positive learning environment. We pride ourselves on training well-rounded dancers who are given a holistic education in culture and language along with traditional and modern Irish dance styles.

Our dance programs are designed to challenge each dancer to achieve their personal best both on and off the dance floor. Students develop concentration skills, coordination and self-confidence that serve them well in all facets of life. Dancers will be given the opportunity to perform in community performances and our annual concert as well as participate in examinations and competitions.

In the Beginner classes, dancers learn the basic technique, musicality and posture which provide a solid foundation for the more intricate steps of the advanced dances. From the Beginner level right through to our Championship level, dancers will learn both solo and ceili dances to encourage both individual development along with teamwork and group skills. We are the only Irish dance school in the Mackay region have specialised classes for pre-school dancers right through to adults.

Whether you have ambitions to compete, perform or simply to dance for the love of it, we will help you reach your goals.
I look forward to seeing you at class and sharing my love of Irish dancing with you and your family!


Miss Colette


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