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. Our philosophy centers around dancer development by providing exceptional guidance and training to ensure that our dancers achieve the skills, techniques and knowledge necessary to succeed at all levels in Irish Dance. The McBride School offers beginner through championship classes for all ages (including adults in select locations). New students are always welcome and we are glad that you are considering joining our Dance Family. Our home studio is located in Dublin, California, but we also offer classes in Oakland, Livermore, Lafayette, Concord, San Rafael and Vallejo. Please see our Class Location pages for additional class information.
Whether for competition or recreational dancing, we offer an Irish Dance program that develops each dancer to their full potential as they gain confidence, poise and self-discipline. As dancers progress, they are challenged to do their best while improving their skills, technique, 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 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.
Opportunities are also available for all McBride Dancers to participate in shows and 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 are thinking of dancing competitively or for recreation and exercise, Irish Dancing is a very rewarding activity that develops character, instills dedication and build confidence, all while making friendships and memories that will remain long after the dance shoes are put away for the very last time.
The McBride School, 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.
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