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McHale Academy of Irish Dancing

6 Beacon Road, Coventry, United Kingdom
Dance Studio



Building confidence and above all, promoting good health and fitness through Irish Dance within a professional and friendly environment. The Irish Dancing classes are about having fun, building confidence and above all, promoting good health and fitness through Irish Dance within a positive, professional and friendly environment.
Children of all ages are encouraged to develop their strength, flexibility and technique in an energetic and safe environment.
Irish dancing is a great form of physical exercise but it is also an enjoyable way to build self-confidence and learn a unique skill.

Declan McHale TCRG has gained great experience throughout his years of competitive Irish Dancing and touring productions. It's now time to pass it onto the younger generation.

At a tender age of three, Declan started dancing for the Doherty Academy of Irish Dancing in Coventry. Since then Declan has enjoyed huge success in his competitive years obtaining four World Championship titles, three of them consecutively along with All Ireland, Great Britain, British National, and All Scotland Championships. Since competing, Declan passed his teaching exam and has become a registered TCRG (Teagascóir Choimisiúin le Rinci Gaelacha) where he was a teacher at the Doherty Academy and in September 2014 he has opened the McHale Academy of Irish Dancing.

Declan has toured the world extensively with Irish Dance shows including Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Magic of the Dance, as well as regular performances with American Billboard chart toppers Cherish The Ladies. Declan’s highlight of his career is most definitely performing at London's Hyde Park for an audience 80,000 on behalf of the 2010 Papal Visit.

We have classes in Nuneaton, Coventry and Birmingham.

Class times and locations:


St Finbarrs Sport & Social Club
303 Holbrook Lane,
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm


The 610 Community Centre
610 Kingstanding Road,
West Midlands
B44 9SH
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm


Rugby Irish Association
21 Gas Street,
CV21 2TX
Time: 4pm - 5:30pm


Strictly Dance Academy
Unit A1
Weddington Terrace
CV10 0AG
Time: 6pm - 7pm



As the 2018 World Irish Dancing Championships has come to an end, I’d like to reflect on the past week of incredible dancing, foot stomping music and making memories that will be remembered for years and years. For such a small school, it is an honour to be even making it to the World Irish Dancing Championships - as a school we had awesome results including: Áine Riley - U11 Girls placing 67th 🎉 Finlay Howat - U13 Boys placing 40th 🎉 Christy Jensen - U20 Men placing 9th 🎉 I think the above tells you that we’re moving in the right direction and it’s only going to get better and better. I’m so proud of you all! Declan.

Finlay Howat absolutely smashed his first 2 rounds at the 2018 World Irish Dancing Championships! ☘️🕺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 • • • #irishdancing #irishdancer #feis #worldchampionships2018 #clrgworlds2018 #worlds2018 #glasgow #mchaleacademy #dance #feisfun #feis #coventry #awards #dancing

Final class done and dusted! I’d like to wish all competitors, especially our own 3 amigos flying the flag for the Midlands, the very best of luck at the 2018 World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow, Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The hardwork is done, now get out there and leave it on the stage! 💪🏻⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️💪🏻

This is your time to shine! ⭐️

NOW ENROLLING - Start date April 3rd 2018 ☘️🕺 Go to for more info! • • • • #irishdance #irishdancing #lessons #classes #signup #beginner #firstclass #firstclassfree #coventry #warwickshire #irishculture #irishmusic #clrg #mchaleacademy

Don’t forget to wear your odd socks tonight for World Down’s syndrome awareness tonight 😉 any pocket money to donate would be lovely also 😉 and if you get the chance watch the new carpool Karaoke on

What a fantastic display of dancing tonight from all of our dancers a Rugby Irish Association - Irish Club and StFinbarrs Coventry St Finbarrs GAA - Irish Dancing is certainly thriving in the Midlands! We’d like to wish each and everyone of our friends and followers a very Happy St Patrick’s Day! ☘️☘️☘️☘️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Yesterday, our very own Lola Burns finally got to celebrate her win from the Cheshire Championships after receiving the cup from the previous winner. Well Done Lola! 🏆🥇☘️


Well Done to Dancer of the Month @lolaburns_ - keep up the hard work and keep practicing at home for the remainder of July! 💪🏻👍🏻☘👯 #irishdance #dancerofthemonth #mchaleacademy #coventry #rugby

Well Done to Dancer of the Month @lolaburns_ - keep up the hard work and keep practicing at home for the remainder of July! 💪🏻👍🏻☘👯 #irishdance #dancerofthemonth #mchaleacademy #coventry #rugby


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