Celtica Academy Irish Dance School

Portugal 2015


Celtica Academy is a Coventry-based Irish dance school founded by myself, Maggie Gallagher. It offers classes for children aged from four upwards across a range of nights. We believe Irish Dancing is a hobby and we aim to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all our pupils.

Celtica Academy is suitable for those that wish to attend just once a week as we do not enter our pupils in competition. Our classes enable pupils to gain confidence, make new friends, have fun and get fit at the same time as learning and improving technical ability.

We provide the thrill of on stage performance at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre every other year. This opportunity is open to every child and is staged at a professional level. Our 2016 show was a huge success and we raised over £7,500 for various charities!

Our senior troupe performs both locally and internationally. We are well known for our local fundraising and are proud to say our current total is in excess of £40,000.

I am also known professionally in the line dancing world as Maggie G, both nationally and internationally. During my line dance tours and at events, I give demonstrations of Irish dancing when requested.

You will find links on this page to all my Celtica Academy Irish dance classes, news and events.

Irish Dance Classes

My Irish dance classes opened in 1990 and are held in Coventry and Allesley. These cater for all age ranges from the very young. These classes are part of my Celtica Academy Irish Dance School. Fun classes for our youngest pupils include those aged 4. You or your children will be made most welcome at our classes. For more details, please see the Irish Classes page.

Celtica Academy Dance Troupes

My Celtica Academy Irish dance troupes are trained in my Coventry-based Celtica Academy Irish Dance School and we give enjoyment performing at dance events nationally and internationally. Countries in which we have performed include Monaco, France, Holland, Spain and Ireland.

We are well known for our local fundraising and support charity events when we can. We are proud to host a Charity Show every two years at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

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Event News

Celtica 2018 was a huge success and we are over the moon with the money raised... our grand total is £9,200 for our special charities, nearly £2,000 more than the 2016 show! We couldn't have done it without all of you and Maggie wants to say a special thank you to all the parents and dancers. We are so proud of each and every single one of you!

This was the Academy's 8th charity show, which stars all dancers from my Irish dance school aged 4-40+. This year the show was dedicated to a very special friend, Sinead O'Toole, who was also a massive part of Celtica. Sadly we lost Sinead to cancer, we miss her so much.

Thank you to all the children and adult dancers, who have worked so, so hard. Also my thanks to all the parents for their continued support and to everyone who helped. There are too many helpers to name, but you all know who you are.

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Celtica Academy Facebook

Photos and videos of the Celtica Academy troupes taken at various events may be found on my Celtica Academy of Irish Dance Facebook, which is publicly readable.


If you would like to book a Celtica Academy dance troupe for your event, please email your enquiry - see Contact Us page for details.

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Celtica Academy Website

Please note that the Celtica Academy website pages are linked to my main maggieg website, which can be accessed via the shamrock logo at the top left of any webpage. The Sitemap page is part of the main maggieg website.

To return to the Celtica Academy webpages from the maggieg website, either use your browser back arrow or use the link on the Home page of the maggieg website in the Celtica Academy section. (There is also a link in the maggieg Home page footer and in the Sitemap page.)