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Try a FREE MONTH of Beginner Classes with Mactir this September!

Our Beginner classes are now open for Pre-registration! Classes will officially start Monday, October 1st, but new this year we will be offering SAMPLER SATURDAYS! Your dancer will have the opportunity to take a FREE MONTH of introductory Irish Dance classes on Saturday mornings in September!! We will offer Wolf Pups from 10:30-11:00a.m., and Beginner I and II from 11:00-12:00 on the following Saturdays: 

September 8

September 15

September 22

September 29

Click HERE for more information and to pre-register for Fall 2018 Classes

Beginner Adult Class Now Open for Pre-Registration!

Back by popular demand, we will offer our Beginner Adult Class starting with a FREE trial class on Monday, August 27! Our Beginner Adult Class is a 10-week introduction to Irish Dance that will run from September 10-November 12! No previous dance experience is needed, and 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 opporunity to join our year-round adult program on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30! 

Now Open: New Longfellow Studio Location! 

Mactir 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! We are currently in a temporary studio space, while our permananent space is built this Fall! 

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


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, poise, and create lifelong friendships.

Our Philosophy...
Mactír Academy of Irish Dance (meaning Wolf Academy of Irish Dance) 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 is 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.