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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.

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.

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

New this Spring! Mactir will offer a weekend Wolf Pup, and Beginner I and II Class! This class will run from April 13 through May 18 with a FREE TRIAL CLASS on April 6th! 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!

Wolf Pups (Ages 3-5) will meet Saturdays 11:30-12:00pm

Beginner I (Ages 6-7) will meet Saturdays 12:00-12:45pm

Beginner II (Ages 8 and up) will meet Saturday 12:45-1:30pm

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

Spring Beginner Adult Class

Pre-Registration Now Open!

Back by popular demand, we will offer our Beginner Adult Class starting on Thursday, March 28! Our Beginner Adult Class is a 10-week introduction to Irish Dance that will run from March 28 to May 30! Classes are Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm.

No previous dance experience is needed, and there is no special requirement to purchase shoes. This class will include both soft shoe and hard shoe steps, individual skills, and team dancing! Once you have completed the 10-week program you will have the opportunity to join our year-round adult program, also on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30! 

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!