The Story of McTeggart...
The McTeggart School of Irish Dance was established in Cork, Ireland in 1939
by the four McTeggart sisters - Peggy, Nancy, Maureen, and Betty - 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!
Congratulations to Mrs. Maureen McTeggart Hall - 2015 Candidate to the NAFC Hall of Fame
The Irish Cultural Hall of Fame was approved by the North American Feis Commission in 1978 to memorialize those who have given unselfishly of themselves to promote Irish culture through their leadership and participation.
Peggy McTeggart Cormac O'Keefe Nancy McTeggart
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