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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.


Beginner Adult Class Registration Now Open!

Back by popular demand, we will offer our Beginner Adult Class starting with a FREE trial class on Thursday, January 24! Our Beginner Adult Class is a 10-week introduction to Irish Dance that will run from February 7 to April 11! 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! 

REGISTER HERE


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!