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Welcome to the Wolf Pack!

Our Philosophy...


Mactír Academy of Irish Dance (Mactír is the Irish word for wolf) offers both competitive and performance based classes with a focus on precision, teamwork, and grace. Mactir Academy strives to be the premiere team-based competition school in Minnesota, where dancers and families choose their own journey: whether that's going to a couple feiseanna (competitions) a year, performing with local and international bands, or competing in the Irish Dance World Championships. Our dancers celebrate this exquisite art form in a variety of settings and spread the joy of Irish Dance to everyone they meet.

Our Mission...

-Inspire dancers to strive for excellence both in and out of the dance studio.

-Spread the joy and beautiful tradition of Irish step dancing.

-Use dance as a vehicle to build confidence and poise and create lifelong friendships.

Summer Weekends with the Wolf Pack Beginner Series Now Open for Pre-Registration!

Mactir will offer another weekend Wolf Pup, and Beginner I and II Class! New this Summer we will also offer a Parent and Pup Class for dancers 3 and under! This class will run from June 23 through August 4 (no class on July 7 for Fourth of July) with a FREE TRIAL CLASS on June 9th! In this 6-week session dancers will learn the basics of Irish dance, and complete a group dance they will perform for our Parent Showcase at the end of the 6-week program!

Parent and Pup Class (Walking-3 yr, plus a guardian/parent) will meet Sundays 10:45-11:30am

Wolf Pups (Ages 3-4) will meet Sundays 11:30-12:00pm

Beginner I (Ages 5-7) will meet Sundays 12:00-12:30pm

Beginner II (Ages 8 and up) will meet Sundays 12:30-1:15pm

Cost for 6-week Program is $65 which includes our Limited Edition Performance T-Shirt!

Interested in joining the Mactír Wolf Pack?

We offer half-hour Wolf Pup classes for preschoolers, 45-minute Beginner 1 classes for kindergarten through seven-year-olds, and hour-long Beginner 2 classes for eight- through 13-year-olds. In all of these classes, we welcome youth with no previous dancing experience, teaching them the basics and introducing them to the joys of Irish dance! Contact emily@mactiririshdance.com for information on the next open enrollment date.

Now Open: New Longfellow Studio Location! 

Mactír has grown, and now we need a new studio to match that! After 3 years in our Standish-Ericsson studio on 38th it was time to move to a bigger studio space. Our new studio is located at 3709 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis 55406 directly next to The Howe

Contact us for more information on how to book Mactír for your next event!