The McTeggart Irish Dancers were 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, both former champion dancers themselves, bring world-class Irish dance instruction to students in nine states:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
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!
Daughters Anne Hall, ADCRG (left) and Pat Hall, ADCRG (right) with Maureen as she is inducted into the North American Feis Commission Hall of Fame. The Irish Cultural Hall of Fame was approved by the North American Feis Commission in 1978 to memorialize those who have given unselfishly of themselves to promote Irish culture through their leadership and participation.
Mrs. Hall was a giant in the world of Irish dance, and left behind a legacy of thousands of dancers and dozens of teachers, Irish Dance in Oklahoma is what it is all because of her love and dedication to the teachers and students here, and with the dedication of her daughters we are honored to carry on her legacy,