The McTeggart Irish Dancers
                  of New Mexico

                                              albuquerque • corrales • rio rancho
New Mexico's premier Irish Dance Academy! TM

Now Registering New Students
 

(505) 306-0748

The McTeggart School of Irish Dance specializes in Traditional Irish Solo and Ceili Dancing.

We provide a fun and friendly environment where each dancer is taught with the


care and attention to detail required to excel  in ability and self-confidence


- whether the goal is to capture a World Medal or to simply dance for the love of it!  



The skills learned in Irish dance go far beyond dancing... 


          Our students truly learn the value of
          dedication to practic
e. 

      
•   Dancers learn to compete gracefully
          and to exhibit good sportsmanship. 


      
•   They learn stage presence and
          performance skills while dancing in
          nursing homes, at festivals, and with
          musical groups like the Chieftains.


 
These skills have proven invaluable to our students as they go forward in life!


  
photo courtesy of Lonely Mountain Photography

We welcome students of all ages and skill levels
- boys and girls!

Peggy McTeggart •  Cormac O'Keefe •  Nancy McTeggart


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 her family. 

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 the current chairperson of the Western U.S. Region. 
 
  


To this day, McTeggart students benefit from the experience of the entire McTeggart-Hall family
- 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!