The Story of McTeggart...
The McTeggart School of Irish Dance was established in Cork, Ireland in 1939
by the four McTeggart sisters - all
of them champion dancers under the instruction of renowned Irish Dance Master, Cormac O'Keefe.
After teaching throughout the whole of County
Cork, the second youngest of the four, Maureen Hall, immigrated to the United States with
Keeping with the traditional teachings of the eminent Cormac O'Keefe, she and her two daughters - both former Champion dancers themselves, bring World
Class Irish dance instruction to students in 9 States:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Mrs. Hall's youngest
daughter, Anne Hall, first began teaching lessons in New Mexico when she came to
town for an internship with the Albuquerque Journal.
She quickly found many eager students, and opened the very first accredited Irish dance academy in New Mexico.
Anne's sister, Pat Hall, is our current director.
In addition to being a certified teacher (T.C.R.G.) and adjudicator (A.D.C.R.G.) with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha - as are her mother and sister, Pat is a past chairperson
of the Western Region. She continues as an active member of the board.
this day, McTeggart students benefit from the experience of the entire
- and through them, the historic teachings of Cormac O'Keefe.
Their instruction has guided many dedicated, disciplined, and passionate dancers to World Championship level competition!