Learn to irish dance

Mulvihill Academy is about having fun, improving concentration and above all, promoting good health and fitness through Irish Dance within a positive environment.

The Mulvihill Academy of Irish Dance is based in South East London and Kent. It aspires towards excellence in Irish Dancing.

About Mulvihill irish Dance Academy

The Academy’s goal is to teach every dancer to the best of their ability and to provide numerous opportunities for learning and success. Classes are available to boys and girls from age 4+ and in dance level from beginner through the championship. Students have the opportunity to perform and compete on a local, national and international level. (not compulsory)

At the Mulvihill Academy, dancers will learn to Irish dance in a fun, friendly and positive environment. Irish dance is a healthy activity that not only provides great exercise but also helps develop confidence. It improves concentration, increases balance and coordination and promotes structure and discipline.

All classes are taught by Rachel Mulvihill and Debbie Cripps, qualified TCRG's registered with Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa. Relevant police checks (DBS), insurance, first aid, and child protection policies are all in place.

Meet the Mulvihill teachers

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Born and raised in South East London, Rachel began Irish Dancing at the age of 9. At the age of just 11, Rachel qualified for her first World Championship in Ennis and continued to compete at all major events. She placed either top 10 or top 5 at International Competitions including All Irelands, World Championships, British Nationals, American Nationals, All Scotland and Great Britain.

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Debbie was also born and raised in South East London and began dancing at the age of 11 after being inspired after seeing Riverdance. She quickly worked up to championship level and competed in competitions nationally and internationally which included regularly placing top three in championships and being part of the winning figure team at the Great British Championships.

our aims & goals

We aim to encourage young aspiring artists not only to dance and perform but to be confident, sociable and team players. With this attitude, children automatically make new friends. This is achieved through developing a sense of community and opens up children’s imaginations and confidence in their creativity; discovering channels of communication and ideas previously untapped.

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