WHERE ONE PAIR OF SHOES CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Welcome to the
McBride School of Irish Dance
The McBride School of Irish Dance is committed to providing quality Irish Dance instruction, while providing a safe, supportive and positive learning environment that lends itself to developing well-rounded and confident dancers. Our goals for students in the McBride School are to: (1) Have Fun, (2) Make Friends, (3) Enjoy Dancing, (4) Build Confidence, (5) Learn Teamwork and (6) Work Hard!
Whether for competition or recreational dancing, we offer an Irish Dance program that develops each dancer to their full potential as they gain self-confidence, poise and self-discipline. As dancers progress, they are challenged to do their best while improving their skills and knowledge. However, we recognize that each dancer is unique, and our caring instructors encourage our dancers to develop their individual talents in a supportive and respectful atmosphere.
Competition can be an enjoyable and exciting part of the Irish Dance experience. For those who do choose to compete, our instructors strive to promote a healthy spirit of teamwork and support between our dancers, both in the studio and on the stage. As our dancers progress in their skills, they will be given opportunities to compete at the local, regional, national and international level.
For those who do not wish to compete, opportunities are available for all McBride Dancers to participate in performances, where a dancer can also gain the confidence and recognition that comes from performing in front of an appreciative audience. However, dancers are not required to perform or compete if they choose not to. Dancing just for fun can be its own reward!
No matter whether you choose to dance competitively or for recreation and exercise, Irish Dancing is a very rewarding activity that teaches discipline, develops character, instills dedication and builds confidence, all while making lasting friendships and memories. The McBride School offers beginner through championship level classes for all ages (including adults in select locations). New students are always welcomed! We invite you to join us!
The McBride School, which was founded in 1967 under the direction of Ann McBride, A.D.C.R.G., has been providing quality Irish Dance instruction in the San Francisco Bay Area for 45 years. With their combined experience and passion for teaching, Ann McBride and Eileen McBride-Parker, T.C.R.G., take great pride in passing their love for Irish Dance and Culture to their Dancers. The McBride School is accredited and registered with An Coimisiun Le Rince Gaelacha, Dublin Ireland (CLRG - the Irish Dance Commission), and the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America (IDTANA), Western U.S. Region.
Our home studio is located in Dublin, California, but we also offer classes in Oakland, Lafayette, Concord, San Rafael and Vallejo. Please see our Class Location pages for additional class information.
Its never too late to learn Irish Dancing. For Adult Classes, contact us for more information on our Tuesday Oakland and Wednesday Concord Adult/Teen classes.
For General Questions, not related to Class Information, you can contact us HERE. For Class Information, please see our individual location pages: DUBLIN, OAKLAND, CONCORD, LAFAYETTE, SAN RAFAEL, and VALLEJO.
Ready to sign up and start classes, go to our REGISTRATION page. Registration for San Rafael, and Lafayette locations are through each City's Park and Recreation Centers. More information can be found on our individual Class pages
View our past Slideshows HERE
Team McBride - Looking for a School Dress or Solo? Click Here to Go to Our Dress Closet.
Looking for New Shoes, Dress Makers, Accessories, and other necessary Irish Dance supplies. Check out our Resources Page HERE!
Irish Dancing Magazine and the East Bay Feis!
Get Ready to Sparkle, Shine and Pose Team McBride! We are very pleased to announce that Irish Dancing Magazine will be at the East Bay Feis! You never know, YOU may be in IDM!
NEW CLASSES IN LIVERMORE!
HELLO LIVERMORE! The McBride School of Irish Dance is pleased to announce we will be holding new beginner classes in Livermore, California. EMAIL us for more information on class schedule and location or check out our Class Page HERE! We are very excited to bring Irish Dancing to Livermore.
POODLE SOCKS AND ROLLER SKATES
A Little Impromptu Team McBride Fun!!
McBride Irish Dancers to Perform at the 149th Annual Scottish Highland