Summer 2023: Introduction to Irish Dance Mini Camps

New July date!!

Join us for Introduction to Irish Dance camp this summer for just $49! Each camp is three fun mornings, one and one-half hours each day. No prior experience necessary and nothing additional to purchase. Click photo to register, or call or message us with questions. We hope to see you this summer!! ☀️

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.

🌎🏆WORLD GLOBE🏆🌎

4th – Brielle Magure, Girls 11-12

🌎🏅WORLD MEDALS🏅🌎

🏅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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2022 New England Region Oireachtas – a “Champion”ship to remember for Murray Academy!!

Murray Academy’s NERO 2022 Champions

Congratulations to our 96 dancers who participated in the 2022 New England Region Oireactas in Hartford, CT! With 15 dancers in the top 5 of solo competitions, 8 dancers in the top 5 of Traditional Set, 13 teams on the podium and 25 World Qualifiers, this was our strongest showing in our 17-year history as a schooll!  More important than the competitive results, however, was the development and growth of the dancers throughout the course of preparation.  They worked very hard and became stronger and more resilient throughout the Fall.  We are very proud of all of them!  

Special congratulations goes to Brigid O’Connor, who won her 8th Oireachtas championship—what an amazing track record.  We are so proud of her, and all our 1st place winners this year, including

  • U9 Championship—Rowan Wong (x2)
  • U10 Championship—Kelsey Lema
  • U11 Championship—Brielle Maguire (x2)
  • U12 Championship—Abby Hayes
  • U13 Championship—Scarlett Petrarca (x3)
  • U17 Championship—Brigid O’Connor (x8)
  • U9 Traditional Set—Aly Philbrick
  • U12 Girls Ceili Team A—Abby H, Brielle M, Delaney G, Maeve M, Ayla L, Riley H, Rowan W, Ellie C  
  • U15 Girls 6-Hand Team A—Andrea C, Ava K, Katie C, Sarah H, Sela S, Lauren L  
  • U12 Mixed 4-Hand Team A—Sebastian L, Brielle M, Abby H, Delaney G 
  • U15 and over Girls 4-Hand Team C—Brigid O, Elaina N, Tierney F, Charlotte M

What an amazing Oireachtas for the Murray Academy dancers!! We are so proud of each and every one who participated and represented Murray Academy so well, and are excited to see what the new year will bring for each of our dancers!  

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

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