Mullane Healy Godley Irish Dance Academy
Home to the "MHuGsters"
2016 World Irish Dance Champions
Welcome to the Mullane Healy Godley Irish Dance Academy
Whether it is instruction for a new beginner dancer, or preparing a dancer for the World Championships -at MHG you will find a hardworking— yet fun atmosphere, from both the teaching staff and the students. MHG 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.
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 Gary Healy and 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 Healy Godley Academy is one of the best Irish dance schools in the world. Although the Academy has won 7 World titles, we teach all dancers in a relaxed fun recreational setting. As dancers progress, they can choose whether they wish to compete or not. Competition is not stressed at MHG 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.
MHG NEWS AND EVENTS
Blog of news and upcoming events
2016 World Champions - Dance Drama
After an amazing World Championship competition in Glasgow, Scotland - with teams from literally all over the world, MHG were crowned World Champions. Through the creativity of Gary Healy, and the watchful of eyes of Mary Alice, Peggy, Eanna and staff - the MHuGsters 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. MHG 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 Mullane, Gary Healy, Mary, Peggy, & John Godley, Nora Fox, Shannon Ryan and Brendan Mullane
The teaching faculty at the Mullane Healy 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 Healy Godley teaching staff.
The Academy is proud to treat every MHuGster 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 Healy Godley Academy is poised for the future.
MHG STUDIO LOCATIONS
State-of-the-art dance studios offering the dancers the best atmosphere to learn and succeed.
MHG 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 MHG 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.