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 while training in this intricate and athletic dance form. The McBride School offers beginner through championship level classes for all ages (including adults in select locations). New students are always welcomed! Opportunities are available for all McBride Dancers to participate in competition and performances.
The McBride School, which was founded in 1967 under the direction of Ann McBride, A.D.C.R.G., is one of the largest Irish Dance Schools in Northern California, and has been providing quality Irish Dance instruction in the San Francisco Bay Area for 45 years. 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.
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.
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. We invite you to join us.
Our home studio is located in Dublin, California, but we also offer classes in Oakland, 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, TRACY and VALLEJO.
Ready to sign up and start classes, go to our REGISTRATION page. Registration for San Rafael, Lafayette and Tracy locations are through each City's Park and Recreation Centers.
February 15 & 16,2014 - Feis San Francisco (NorCal) (Feis Info)
February 22& 23, 2014 - New Mexico State Championships & Feis (NM) (Feisworx)
March 8 & 9, 2014 - Pacific Northwest Feis (WA) (Feisworx)
March 29 & 30, 2014 - Goldent State Feis (SF - Feis Info)
April 5 & 6, 2014 - Emerald City Feis (WA) (Feisworx)
May 3 &-4, 2014 - Feile Denver (Feisworx)
May 3 & 4, 2014, Oregon State Championships (Feisworx)
May 31 & June 1, 2014 - Grand Canyon State Feis (Phoenix) (Feisworx)
July 2 - 6, 2014 - North American Irish Dance Championships - Montreal, Quebec Canada
November 21 - 23, 2014 - Western Region Oireachtas )Phoenix AZ)
Looking for New Shoes, Dress Makers, Accessories, and other necessary Irish Dance supplies. Check out our Resources Page HERE!
Come Watch the McBride Irish Dancers Perform at the City of Dublin's 31st Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival. We will be dancing all day on Sunday, March 16, 2013. Come Celebrate with Us and Get Your Green On.
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Find out more information at their website HERE
Dublin CA St. Patrick's Day Festival 2013
2014 North American Irish Dance Championships
The 2014 North American Irish Dance Championships will be held at the Palais des Congres de Montreal July 2 - 6, 2014. Hotels are now open for booking. McBride Dancers, please check the MSID Section for all pertinent information, a copy of the Syllabus and Hotel Information. Entries will open April 1, 2014 and Close May 1, 2014.
New Locations - New Classes
Registration is now open for Brand New Beginners in Lafayette and Tracy (Central Valley). For more information, please see our location pages for Lafayette and Tracy or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
McBride Families: Dont forget to check our Message Board in the MSID Family Section for important News and Information for our members.
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Watch out Slideshow from the 2013 East Bay Feis HERE
Team McBride - Check out our New Feisanna Page. It will keep you updated on the Local, Regional and Major Competitions, complete with a Feis Calendar, where to register, etc. Check out the new Feisanna Page HERE.