History of McTeggart in Colorado
The oldest school of Irish dance in Colorado, the McTeggart Dancers have thrilled audiences across the state for over 40 years with rousing performances of traditional Irish dance.
Ranging in age from 4 to 24, the McTeggart Dancers are known for their intricate, colorful costumes as well as their fast feet and rhythmic precision.
The school was founded in 1939 in Cork City, Ireland, by the four McTeggart sisters. Peggy, Nancy, Maureen and Betty received instruction in the art of traditional Irish dance from Cormac O’Keefe, of the the great dancing masters of Ireland.
Maureen McTeggart Hall brought the school to the USA in 1959 when she emigrated to California with her husband and seven children. In 1976, Maureen was asked to travel to Colorado and provide instruction to the children of Denver’s Irish-American community.
Since that time the school has grown to include locations in Denver, Englewood, Boulder and Fort Collins, as well as New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Alaska.
The McTeggart Dancers have won recognition at local, national and international competitions, including the All-Ireland and World Championships.
Anne Hall, Director
Anne began dancing at the age of three under the instruction of her mother, Maureen McTeggart Hall. She earned her TCRG in 1998, her ADCRG in 2003, and her BG in 2013.
In 1991 Anne relocated to Colorado, where she earned her degree in Journalism and was awarded a Dow Jones scholarship. She is an avid reader, and enjoys spending time outdoors.
In addition to teaching full-time in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins, Anne is a certified Adjudicator who has officiated at the World Championships, All Irelands and All Scotlands; and numerous feiseanna throughout North America.
Anne is a delegate from the Western US Region to An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha. She has been an active member of the CLRG Marketing Committee since 2012, and currently serves as Chair of Marketing and Public Relations.