Champions of the Murphy Academy


Dancers ages 8+yrs old

Open & Prelim Championship

Hard Shoe, Soft Shoe, and Set Program


Classes for Qualified Dancers:


Mondays 7:15-8:45pm

Tuesdays 7:15-8:45pm

Thursdays 7:30-9:00pm 

Worcester St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018

Dancers are required to take at least two class a week. All three classes a week are highly recommended. Classes begin the week of September 9th.

Backstage fun!

Dancers in these classes are also encouraged to attend the following programs:

Murphy Production Company - Drama

Murphy Production Company - Contemporary/Show Performing

Drills and Technique

Contemporary and Traditional Set

Championship dancers grow with every additional class he or she attends. We have created additional programs to give our dancers a well-rounded curriculum to learn beyond their feis choreography and continue build friendships and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Description: This class is perfect for dancers looking to begin Irish dancing! During these classes, dancers will begin learn traditional Irish dancing soft shoe dances in the reel, light jig, and slip jig and hard shoe dances: heavy jig and hornpipe. As they learn these steps, dancers will develop the proper technique and style of the dances.  Returning dancers will begin to advance in their steps helping to advance them in their skill and feis placement. We love seeing how our returning dancers continue to advance every "step" of the way.

Class Attire: Dancers are asked to wear either a tank top, or tshirt, with either shorts or leggings. No denim. Hair pulled back.

Shoes: Dancers are required to wear socks or poodle socks (Irish dancing socks) with ghillies and hard shoes at every class.

Register Today: All Murphy Academy policies must be read and acknowledged digitally through our online registration. Completed registration includes: submitted registration form due by the time of first class, $25 registration fee and first month's tuition submitted online. 

Tuition: $55/month per Championship Class