McTeggart Irish Dance was founded in Cork, Ireland, in 1939. The first director was Peg McTeggart, the eldest of four sisters, all of them champion dancers under the instruction of renowned Irish Dance Master, Cormac O’Keefe. After teaching throughout the whole of County Cork, the second youngest of the four, Maureen McTeggart-Hall, immigrated to the United States with her family in 1958.
Mrs. Hall began teaching dance in 1976 in Denver, where she lived at the time. Today, her two daughters, Anne and Pat Hall, both former champion dancers themselves, bring world-class Irish dance instruction to students in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Daughters Anne Hall, ADCRG (right) and Pat Hall, ADCRG (left) with Maureen as she is inducted into the North American Feis Commission Hall of Fame.
McTeggart students benefit from the experience of the entire McTeggart-Hall family – and through them, the historic teachings of Cormac O’Keefe. Their instruction has guided many dedicated, disciplined, and passionate dancers to World Championship level competition!
Rebekah Strahan is the first native Oklahoman to receive her TCRG certification in 2006. She was a championship level dancer, and has over 15 years of teaching experience with McTeggart Irish Dancers.
Her goal is to help each individual dancer reach their own personal goals with their dancing. Whether it be competition, performing, or just for creative fun and exercise. Her desire is not just create a dancer but even more than that to build qualities such as confidence, perseverance, and self awareness. Every dancer has their own individual gifts, and it’s her greatest joy as a teacher to help them see those gifts in themselves. Teaching has been her true passion from a young age, and she loves being apart of the McTeggart Irish Dance school and seeing what started as a very small group of just a few dancers in the state, has become something that's reaching so many
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