• Mullane Godley Irish Dance Academy

    MG Irish Dance Academy

    Home of the 2016 Regional, National and World Irish Dance Champions

    Welcome to the Mullane Godley Irish Dance Academy


    Whether it is instruction for a new beginner dancer, or preparing a dancer for the World Championships -at MG you will find a hardworking— yet fun atmosphere, from both the teaching staff and the students. MG is one of the best Irish dance schools in the world - not because of all the titles won, but because of what is passed onto the dancers. Long after the trophies have tarnished, and the medals are put away - what remains are friendships that last a lifetime, a sense of family and teamwork, and self esteem that carries with the dancer long after their Irish dance classes are over.

  • MG welcomes new beginner dancers

    New Tots and Beginners

    We are proud to pass our love of Irish Dancing to your children. For over 30 years, the Mullane family and teaching staff (including world champion John Godley) have always maintained one philosophy - to treat all dancers equally. This in turn instills a sense of confidence in each child we teach. Instruction is always provided in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere that allow each dancer to progress at their own pace.


    We truly feel that the Mullane Godley Academy is one of the best Irish dance schools in the world. As dancers progress, they can choose whether they wish to compete or not. Competition is not stressed at MG as we treat all dancers the same. What is stressed are friendships that form in class and last a lifetime, a sense of family and teamwork, and self esteem that carries with the dancer long after their Irish dance classes are over. We love what we do and we share that with our dancers. In turn, they love to dance. Although the Academy has won 7 World titles, we teach all dancers in a relaxed fun recreational setting.

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    2017 Class Schedule


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    2016 World Champions - Dance Drama

    Glasgow, Scotland

    After an amazing World Championship competition in Glasgow, Scotland - with teams from literally all over the world, MG were crowned World Champions. Through the creativity of the teaching staffthe MuGsters were well prepared when they took the stage. The crowd could not stop from laughing as our drama, The Ryanair Generation, was a satirical look at "low-cost" airlines like Irish owned Ryanair. MG has become the only school in North America to have a World Championship in male solos, female solos, ceili team, figure choreography team and now Dance Drama. Although the video of the drama doesn't do it the justice of the live performance, we are sharing it for all to enjoy.


    Michael, Brendan, and Colleen Mullane along with Mary, Peggy, & John Godley, with Nora Fox, and Shannon Ryan

    The teaching faculty at the Mullane Godley Academy is an international fusion of some of the most highly accomplished and decorated teachers in Irish dance today. We believe that one of our greatest assets is the diversity of the Mullane Godley teaching staff.


    The Academy is proud to treat every MuGster equally ... this is not a goal, but a reality. Each dancer, whether Beginner, Recreational, or Competitive receives the same dedicated and energetic instruction from our international dedicated teaching staff. Each teacher brings a different perspective and approach and relies on their own strengths to further develop the abilities and talents of the dancers. Through the talents of the teaching staff and dancers, the Mullane Godley Academy is poised for the future.


    State-of-the-art dance studios offering the dancers the best atmosphere to learn and succeed.

    MG has been a mainstay in the Edison Park area for over 30 years. Located near the border of Chicago, Niles, and Park Ridge at the intersection of Harlem and Touhy, the MG studio is convenient to both 294 and 90/94.

    Opened in 2015, our newest state-of-the-art studio houses a raised floating dance floor with full length mirrors offering the best possible learning environment. The studio is a stone's throw to 294 and Ogden Avenue and is convenient to both the Western and Southern suburbs.


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