Now celebrating our 30th year, the Mullane Healy Godley Academy continues to be one of North America's premier Irish dance academies. Although small in size with current enrollment of approximately 150 dancers, MHG is one of the most recognized programs in competitive Irish dancing, in addition to our recreational program for non-competitive dancers.
Our success as one of the top North American Irish Dance Academy at the recent 2014 National and World Championships illustrates the dedication of both the dancers and teachers. 93% of all the MHG dancers who participated in the National Championships recalled with the school winning two titles, and placing 12 dancers in the top 5.
We believe that one of our greatest assets is the diversity of the Mullane Healy Godley teaching staff. The Academy has always taken a team approach in instruction where all dancers are treated equally and all share in the commitment of a dedicated teaching staff. Through this global approach, dancers share in the talent of a teaching staff that has choreographed and coached a multitude of Regional, National, and World Champion teams and solos, along with the only school in Chicago that has three World Champions on staff.
Each teacher brings a
different perspective and approach to the
students, and each teacher relies on their own strengths to further develop
the abilities and talents of the dancers. The teaching faculty at the
Mullane Healy Godley Academy is an international fusion of some of the most
highly accomplished and decorated teachers in Irish Dance today.
Combining these talents, the Mullane Healy Godley Academy is poised for the
Combining these talents, the Mullane Healy Godley Academy is poised for the future.
The Academy offers classes for everyone. From recreational dance instruction, to preparation for the World Championship, in the Mullane Healy Godley Irish Dance Academy you will find a hardworkingó yet fun atmosphere, from both the teaching staff and the student. To illustrate the hard work, preparation and practice of the dancers (affectionately known as MHuGsters) - the Academy is home to World Champions, All-Ireland Champions, North American Champions, All-Scotland Champions, Regional Champions and a host of Open Championship dancers. And although these are global achievements to be sure - more recognizable is the camaraderie and friendships developed between all the dancers as each dancer cheers the other on to success.
Classes are held in our state of the art studios in Elmhurst, and Edison Park. The blending of talents will now afford ALL present and future dancers an extensive array of opportunities combining the skills of both schools - through avenues such as performances, recitals, choreographies, School Feises, workshops and Academy events. Under the Mullane Healy Godley Academy, classes are offered in both recreational and competitive Irish dancing allowing dancers to enjoy Irish dancing at their pace.
The Academy is proud to treat every MHuGster equally ... this is not a goal, but a reality. Each dancer, whether Beginner, Recreational, or Competitive receives the same dedicated and energetic instruction.
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