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ABOUT US

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

The McAleer Irish Dance School was founded by Kathleen McAleer ADCRG. Kathleen has provided expert tuition to children and adults in Irish Dance for over 35 years

In 1996, Kathleen was joined by her daughter Fiona Holmes ADCRG, who is now the principal of the school.

In 2010, the McAleer Irish Dance School relocated to Pakenham and continues to provide the very best tuition in Irish Dance for children from 18 months of age, right through to our adult class.

2011 was the year the talented and world-renowned John Carey ADCRG joined our teaching team as our workshop teacher, providing our students with another perspective and many wonderful experiences

In 2012, the school welcomed Leanne McCall TCRG and Clare McAleer TCRG to our teaching team, after both ladies became qualified teachers.

In September of 2016, Fiona Holmes undertook her adjudication exam and Jacquie Bigby, Johanna Daly, Hayley Davies and Laura McBride all took their teaching exam to become fully qualified teachers.


The McAleer Irish Dance School’s objective is to provide all students with a high quality of tuition, allowing each student to reach their full potential, whilst developing a passion for dancing.

ALL ABOUT IRISH DANCING

Our Irish Dance teachers are all qualified and registered with the Australian Irish Dancing Association and the Irish Dancing Commission in Ireland.


The McAleer School is one of the premier schools in Australia, with students winning State and National tittles in both solo and team events since 1974. Our students have danced and placed at the World Championship, as well as toured professionally with shows such as Lord of the Dance.

We offer something for everyone in 2021!

 

MEET THE TEAM

Where the Passion Begins

Our team are highly qualified and registered teachers and adjudicators with AIDA VIC, AIDA Inc and the CLRG.

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KATHLEEN MCALEER

ADCRG

FOUNDER

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FIONA HOLMES

ADCRG & BAED

DIRECTOR

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LEANNE MCCALL

TCRG & MAED

LEADING TEACHER

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JACQUIE BIGBY

TCRG & BAED

LEADING TEACHER

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HAYLEY DAVIES

TCRG & BAED

LEADING TEACHER

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LAURA MCBRIDE

TCRG

LEADING TEACHER

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JOHN CAREY
ADCRG

WORKSHOP TEACHER

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SONIA LEAHY

ADMINISTRATION
ASSISTANT

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GEORGIA MACDONALD

PILATES BARRE INSTRUCTOR

ASSISTANT TEACHER

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CHLOE LENDERS

ASSISTANT TEACHER

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MATILDA RUIZ

ASSISTANT TEACHER

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ERIN O'HARA

ASSISTANT TEACHER