McGrath Academy of Irish Dance
Saturday, MAY 19, 11:35 Pm – Main Stage
McGrath Academy of Irish Dance, founded in January 2004, trains a wide range of Irish dancers, ranging in age from 3 to adult, and skill levels from beginner through world champion.
McGrath dancers have danced for the President of the United States and distinguished guests at the White House Shamrock Ceremony, as well as at the Kennedy Center, the New Zealand Embassy, the Reston Chorale Foundations of Freedom Concert, the Landmark Theatre in Richmond and WUSA Channel 9. Dancers have performed with Irish bands including the Chieftains, Scythian, We Banjo 3, Joe DeZarn, The Flaming Shillelaghs and Sior-og. The school has marched in the Alexandria and Manassas Saint Patrick's Day Parades, as well as the City of Fairfax's Independence Day Parade. They also perform for numerous cultural and charitable organizations, including The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Habitat for Humanity, the Knights of Columbus, and local nursing homes.
Classes are taught by three accredited instructors: Owner Lauren McGrath Dutton, ADCRG, TCRG, Ariel Raguso, TCRG, and John Lawrence Morgan, TCRG.
Classes are offered throughout Virginia in Ashburn, Falls Church, Fairfax Station, Manassas and Purcellville; and Maryland in Bethesda, Damascus, Falls Church and Frederick.