2024 World Championships – Glasgow, Scotland

Murray Academy – Worlds 2024

We are so happy to have had 18 solo dancers take the stage in Glasgow to represent Team Murray and New England USA at the 52nd World Championships. We were so proud of their many stand out performances over the week, but we are especially proud of their hard work in the lead up! Their positive attitudes and energy throughout the whole process was amazing – such a great group.❤️ Looking forward to keeping the momentum going for NAIDC 2024 in Grapevine, Texas!


5th – Brielle Maguire, Girls 12-13


🏅14th – Maggie Krein, Ladies 20-21
🏅23rd – Rowan Wong, Girls 11-12
🏅24th – Fiona Marino, Girls 17-18
🏅26th – Ava Krueger, Girls 15-16
🏅39th – Kelsey Lema, Girls 11-12
🏅45th – Maeve Marino, Girls 13-14

Summer 2024: “Try it Out” Introduction to Irish Dance Mini Camps

Join us for “Try it Out” Introduction to Irish Dance mini-camps this summer. At only $55 per 3-morning session, it’s a great way for your 4-11-year-old to try a high energy step dance class, featuring our favorite jigs and reels! No prior experience necessary and nothing additional to purchase.

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2024 All Ireland Championship, Killarney, Ireland

Murray Academy – All Ireland 2024

Earlier this month, 14 of our dancers traveled to Killarney, Co. Kerry for the 2024 All Ireland Championship. Aside from the World Championships, the All Ireland Championship is regarded as the most prestigious and elite competitions in all of Irish dancing.[a] Of our 14 dancers, Team Murray returned with 5 dancers in the top 20 and 7 World Qualifiers! Our dancers represented Team Murray exceptionally well, with great dancing and attitudes–we are so very proud! (Click the title to read more)

2023 New England Region Oireachtas – Exciting wins for Murray Academy!!

Murray Academy’s NERO 2023 Solo Champions

Congratulations to our dancers who participated in the 2023 New England Region Oireactas in Hartford, CT! 

We had five New England Regional champions and four runners-up—a total of 15 soloists stood on the podium! And 21 of our soloists earned the right to compete at the World Championships in Glasgow this spring.

Our Traditional Set dancers included two champions, and two runners-up with a total of 6 dancers on the podium. On the final day, we saw two of our teams take the top of the podium as champions with three runners-up and a total of 14 teams on the podium!

This was a very exciting year with another strong set of results for our school.  We are so very proud of each of our dancers who competed at this year’s New England Oireachtas. It is always a joy seeing their hard work come to life on stage! 

Special congratulations go to all our 1st place winners this year, including

  • U10 Championship—Rowan Wong (x3)
  • U12 Championship—Brielle Maguire (x3)
  • U13 Championship – Maeve Marino
  • U18 Championship—Charlotte McDaniel
  • U20 Championship – Maggie Krein (x 2)
  • U8 Traditional Set—Leah McCaig
  • U13B Traditional Set-Leia Kim
  • U15 Girls 6-Hand Team B—Nora B, Cailin H, Reis F, Scarlett P, Abby P and Darla W
  • U15 and over Girls 6-Hand Team B—Kassidy H, Katelynn H, Grace K, Fiona M, Hannah M and Abigail W

What a great Oireachtas for the Murray Academy dancers! 

Please see the full results summary here for all the highlights, including the dancers who are now qualified to compete at the World Championships in Glasgow this April. 

2023 World Championships – Murray Academy Shines in Montreal!

Please join me in congratulating our students who represented us in Montreal this year at the World Championships. It was an amazing experience!

We are so very proud our 24 solo dancers and 3 teams who took the stage to represent #teammurray and the New England Region. Each one of them was a class act on and off stage, and we are still in awe of their determination, preparation and level of performance. Many had personal bests! It is always a pleasure to watch their dances come to life on the World stage, especially among such a crazy high standard of dancing. We are excited to see what their next accomplishments will be! /

A special congratulations goes out to Brielle Maguire for her diligence and hard work, and for bringing back a globe/podium placement to our school and the NE Region!  Such a difficult thing to achieve, and so great to have her be recognized in this way.


4th – Brielle Magure, Girls 11-12


🏅8th – Maggie Krein, Ladies 19-20

🏅9th – Sebastian LaFreniere, Boys 12-13

🏅12th – Brigid O’Connor, Girls 17-18

🏅4th – Minor Girls Ceili 11-13 (Delaney Guy, Abby Hayes, Brielle Maguire, Maeve Marino, Ellie Cox, Rowan Wong, Ayla La Freniere, Riley Helling, Kelsey Lema)

🏅7th – Senior Girls Ceili 16-19 (Brigid O’Connor, Charlotte McDaniel, Tierney Folmar, Elaina Nasr, Colleen Bartel, Fiona Marino, Kassidy Hall, Grace Krueger, Sela Shanelaris)

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Our goal is to realize your child’s full potential, and to provide them with a wonderful and memorable experience.

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The skills taught in Irish dance prove to be invaluable many years later for so many involved.

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Whether it is for sport, exercise, or family tradition, our Murray dancers just love to move their feet!

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