Our accredited teaching staff
Vicki LynaghFounder A.D.C.R.G.
Brighid Mackness (Cox)Director A.D.C.R.G.
Kate SmithTeacher T.C.R.G.
Liz GeraghtyTeacher T.C.R.G.
Bridget FoxTeacher T.C.R.G.
a lifelong love of doing dance it’s a passionVicki commenced her involvement in Irish Dancing at the Queensland Irish Association in Brisbane when she was ten years of age. In an era when Irish Dancing was mostly unknown in Queensland, with no qualified or experienced teachers, Vicki relished the opportunity to learn to dance. It was from these early days that Vicki’s love of Irish dancing developed and her desire to teach grew. As a Dancer she competed in Irish Dancing Competitions, performed in many Dance Exhibitions and willingly offered to become involved in helping to teach the younger dancers at class. She was the first Irish Dancer from Queensland to be placed at an Australian Championship (the “Nationals”) in the early 70’s. She went on to become the Teacher of the QIA (Queensland Irish Association) Class of 60 Pupils in 1972 and soon after in 1973 sat and qualified as a TCRG – the first Queenslander to become a Qualified Teacher.
THE START OF SOMETHING SPECIALIn 1978, Vicki commenced her own Dancing School – The Lynagh Studio of Irish Dancing. Over the years she has taught Irish Dancing to a generation of children and continues to be actively involved in teaching the current pupils of the studio today. For the last 40 years she has held regular classes in the Wishart /Mt. Gravatt areas of Brisbane and has trained dancers for Feis competitions and Show Dancing, some of whom have gone on to become State and Australian Champions as well as also becoming qualified Teachers themselves.
I’ve been teaching and judging Irish Dancing for many years now and it’s still a joy to have the opportunity to start the little ones off and watch their keen interest grow into a love of dancing and apply themselves to becoming true champions!Vicki progressed to qualify as an ADCRG (Adjudicator) in 1981. As an Irish Dancing Adjudicator she travels all over Australia and to New Zealand to judge all levels of competition from local Feisanna through to State Championships. She has also had the honour of judging at the World Championships in Ireland. Vicki is a current Registered Teacher and Adjudicator of An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, Dublin (the Irish Dancing Commission), a Member of Australian Irish Dancing Association, Qld Branch and a Life Member of Australian Irish Dancing Association Inc. Vicki was honoured by the Irish Dancing Commission at the 2009 World Irish Dancing Championships in Philadelphia, USA by receiving a Gradam Award for her lifetime work, and in appreciation of, her contribution to Irish Dancing in Queensland and Australia.
All of our teachers are registered Blue Card Holders under Queensland’s Blue Card System, to give you the
confidence we are a safe and supportive environment for children and young people when receiving our
services and participating in activities which are essential to their
development and well being, such as our Irish dancing sport, and
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000