Classes

At McNamara McCarthy, we focus on individualized instruction to keep students engaged and learning, and we champion teamwork so our dancers learn from and inspire their classmates. We model and instill self-confidence, poise, and collaboration skills, setting each MM dancer up for lifelong success, on and off the stage.

Class location

McNamara McCarthy School of Irish Dance
11757 W. North Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

MM Minis (3- to 4-year-olds)

MM Minis is a great introduction to Irish dance and classroom learning. Students will learn about balance, coordination, and body awareness through a range of exercises and basic Irish dance steps. Minis will have the opportunity to show off their skills by performing in local festivals and parades during their first year.

2021-2022 class offering

Monday option
  • $714*
  • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
  • Mondays from September 13th through July 18th (detailed class calendar will be provided upon registration)

*The cost will be divided equally over 12 months and billed on the first of the month September to August. A one-time, non-refundable $80 registration fee will be charged with your first tuition payment.

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Beginners (5- to 12-year-olds)

Our Beginner class is for children who are new to Irish dance. Like our Minis, we focus on developing balance, coordination, and body awareness. Beginners will learn Irish dance footwork, like the Irish jig and reel.

For dancers ready to take the next “step,” Beginners will have options to perform at community events, such as local festivals and parades, in their first year of classes.

Beginners will also have an opportunity to compete. There are several Irish dance competitions in the Milwaukee area throughout the year. MM dancers compete locally as Beginners, and as they gain experience, they will have the option to travel for competitions.

2021-2022 class offerings

Monday option
  • $782*
  • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
  • Mondays from September 13th through July 18th (detailed class calendar will be provided upon registration)
Thursday option
  • $782*
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Thursdays from September 16th through July 21st (detailed class calendar will be provided upon registration)

*The cost will be divided equally over 12 months and billed on the first of the month September to August. A one-time, non-refundable $80 registration fee will be charged with your first tuition payment.

Register now