McGrath Irish Dancers Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Belmont, California
Valerie Deam was born in Waterford, Ireland in 1967, the daughter and grand daughter of accomplished Irish Dance Teachers.
The eldest of six dancing siblings, Valerie took her first class at age four and entered her first competition at age five. The family traveled to competitions and performances all over Ireland, England and Scotland, winning local, provincial and national titles.
Valerie and two of her sisters followed the family tradition and became Irish Dance Teachers. The school is still operating successfully in Waterford.
In 1990 Valerie moved to Northern California, so the family tradition of teaching Irish Dance began in the East Bay in 1994. The McGrath Irish Dancers has been teaching Irish Dance Classes for children, teens and adults in the San Francisco East Bay Area since 1994. We started here as a non competitive dance group.
In 2005 we joined the Open Platform Competition circuit. Our dancers love to compete and enjoyed great success, winning numerous awards and placing at the National level
In 2016, the McGrath Irish Dancers joined An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha, (The Irish Dance Commission) and the dancers are enjoying competing at feiseanna all over California.
We love to entertain. Our dancers can be seen performing in our community throughout the year.
San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park
UC Berkeley, Men's Basketball
Stanford Cardinals Basketball
City of San Ramon
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