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Welcome to Gilleóghan Irish Dance

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Founded in 2011 by world-renowned dance teachers Philip Owens ADCRG and Terry Gillan ADCRG, Gilleóghan Irish Dance is one of the premier Irish dance schools in North America. Joined now by Eileen McGinley-Watson ADCRG, the teaching staff at Gilleóghan Irish dance are all decorated dancers themselves, and understand what it takes to help dancers become all they can be.

It is our mission to provide dancers with the instruction they need to dance to the best of their ability while also helping them create memories that will last a lifetime. Gilleóghan Irish dancers learn the basics of form and technique, flexibility, stamina, stage presence, and more, translating those skills into both solo and team dances.


Gilleóghan Irish Dance. Where Family Meets Tradition.

Learn Irish dance today!

Classes available in Tampa, Largo, and Palm Harbor, Florida

Why Irish Dance?


Whether you or your child has dreams to dance competitively or simply wants to dance for fun, Irish dance is the perfect after school activity for children of all ages. In addition to the physical benefits of dance, we provide children with valuable tools and life lessons that we hope they take with them beyond their dancing career. We firmly believe that we teach more than dance – our students build self-confidence while learning the value of hard work, dedication, perseverance, and more to help them become the best they can be in all areas of life.

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Our Reputation


Gilleóghan Irish Dance was founded upon decades of dancing and teaching experience. Our methods are tried and true, and we’re proud of the success our students have had over the years. We send dozens of dancers to the Regional, National, and World Championships each year, and our dancers’ success includes 8 world titles and winning the senior ceili at the 2012 North American Irish Dance Championships, among countless other Regional and National titles.


Book A Performance


For those simply looking to enjoy a little authentic Irish culture, Gilleóghan Irish Dance has dancers for hire. Our dancers perform at weddings, parties, showers, and more, and are a great way to liven up any event. We also perform throughout the Tampa Bay area for St. Patrick’s Day each year.

Contact Us Today


Gilleóghan Irish dance welcomes all dancers regardless of age or experience. If you are interested in learning more about Irish dance, or would like to try a dance class out for yourself, contact Gilleóghan Irish Dance today.

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