Dennehy-Mayer School of Irish Dance
Villa Park, Quad Cities
Mary began Irish Dance classes in County Clare, Ireland while on an eight week summer stay visiting her Grandmother. The eight weeks developed a love for the art that has remained with her to date. Upon returning from Ireland she began lessons with the Dennehy School of Irish Dance in Chicago. Mary's classmates included her brother John, Michael, Patrick, Thoma and Liza Flatley, Kathy and Dennis Dennehy, Michael, Mary and Peggy Mullane, and many more friends that are still teaching and involved in Irish dance today.
Mary advanced fast into a champion dancer and then started teaching in 1980 with her brother John. She became a certified Irish dance teacher with CLRG in 1984.
Julie began Irish Dance at the age of 5 with her sister and brother as her instructors. Julie placed as a champion at all major events in the USA and Canada while competing. Julie also attended All Irelands and World Irish Dancing events during her teenage years Julie began teaching with the Mayer School at the age of 19 and obtained her TCRG with CLRG shortly after.
Julie teaches classes in Gilberts, Illinois.
Chesterton, South Bend
Peggy began dancing as an adult with the Mayer School of Irish Dancing along with her oldest children, her sisters and brother. It wasn't long before she opened her own location near her home in Chesterton, Indiana. She has trained many dancers from beginner to champions.