Miss Louise

Owner & Irish Dance Teacher- TCRG

Louise has been dancing for over 25 years and teaching for the past decade. She has always had a strong passion for many styles of dance with a specialty in Irish Dance. Louise and her family moved to the U.S from Dublin, Ireland when she was a child. After witnessing her first Irish dance performance, Louise was eager to learn the dance for herself. She danced competitively for 14 years with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG), and earned the honor of becoming a Champion Irish dancer. Louise is a certified Irish dance & Ceili teacher (TCRG & TMRF) with the Irish dance organization Rince Tuatha Nua which is affiliated with Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa in Ireland. She is currently pursuing her ADCRG which will qualify her to become an Irish dance adjudicator/ judge. Louise enjoys working with students of all ages and levels, from the little toddlers to our award winning competitive dancers.

Louise is a graduate of Bridgewater State University, where she double majored in Elementary  Education and English Literature. While attending Bridgewater, Louise was a member of the dance program. Immediately following college, Louise began teaching dance and fitness classes to children and adults in the South Shore, while also working as a preschool teacher. Louise opened her studio~ Miss Louise's School of Dance in March 2012. She recently decided to focus fully on her Irish Dance program and renamed the school McHale School of Irish Dance. Louise enjoys sharing her love of Irish dance each and every day. She believes it is a great way to form friendships, build confidence, and live a healthy lifestyle! When Louise isn't dancing, she enjoys family time with her husband, two children & dog!

Miss  Mary 

Office Manager

Mary and family made the big leap over from Ireland to Boston in 1989. She worked in the banking industry for 30 years, and began her new career as the office manager at our dance school in 2016 with her daughter Louise.  In Mary's spare time, she enjoys boating and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. 

Miss  Hannah 

Irish Dance Teacher

Hannah is a lifelong Irish dancer. She grew up competing with the Griffith Academy and performed for several years with the Griffith Celtic Dance Company. Hannah has studied old-style step dancing and sean-nós dancing with Kieran Jordan, Patrick O'Dea, Jackie O'Riley, and Michael Tubridy. She has also performed in Boston with Kieran Jordan Dance and the MIT Dance Troupe. Her choreography has been showcased at several venues in Boston, including Green Street Studios, MIT, and the Museum of Science. Hannah holds a Master's degree in early childhood education and has been teaching Irish Dance to children and adults for over ten years. 

Miss Michayla

Irish Dance Teacher

Michayla fell in love with Irish dancing at four years old, after watching (and rewatching) Riverdance. She danced and competed for many years with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG). She continued to perform and compete during her time at UMass Lowell, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences. When she retired from competition, she was a champion-level dancer that had taken part in many regional and national championships. In addition, she has always enjoyed teaching Irish dance and has choreographed numerous show and competition pieces for dancers. Michayla is currently a high school biology and anatomy teacher at Wilmington High School and holds a Master's Degree in Education from Lesley University.