Murray Dance Academy

Murray Dance Academy

Classes held in the Newry & Armagh area
Taught by World Champion & Riverdance member Olivia Murray ( She has performed for audiences of over 80,000 people.

About me:
Olivia started dancing at the age of 3, at local classes in Silverbridge & Keady. She is the eldest of six children, all of whom have danced competitively. She has competed all over the world at World & National competitions winning many titles over the years including Ulster, Irish National, British National, All-Scotland, North American National and Great Britain Championships. Her pas

Operating as usual


Wishing all of our dancers & their families a happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

Thank you all for your support over the past year and we look forward to the new memories we will make in 2024! ❤️☘️

Nollaig Shona Duit 🎅🎄

Mobile uploads 19/12/2023

Well done Aoibheann performing for the residents of Orchard Lodge 🎅🎄

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 15/12/2023

Our over 7s setting the standard for the day… a great way to start off our class feis 🎄🎅

Well done everybody and enjoy your Christmas break!!

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 15/12/2023

Just some of the dancers who took part in Grade exams last Saturday.
All of our dancers achieved honours & distinctions which is an incredible achievement!
These girls had to perform two dances as well as show off their cúpla focal… I was very proud of how they represented our school for the adjudicator Maire Mhic Aoghan.

Well done girls!

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 15/12/2023

Our under 7’s didn’t disappoint… a feast of dancing for their friends and families! Well done girls and boys!! 🎄🎅


Wishing Granemore Camogie the very best of luck in their All Ireland final.
Especially one of our dance mums, Grainne 🤞☘️☘️

And They Just Keep On Giving!
Armagh Camogie have two teams in All Ireland Finals this weekend. Granemore take on Athleague in Kinnegad and Crossmaglen take on St. Munna's in Abbotstown.
Massive congratulations to both teams on reaching the All Ireland Finals and we wish the girls and management teams the very best of luck in their quest for the title of All Ireland Champions.
We encourage as many supporters as humanly possible to come along and support these clubs and ambassadors of Armagh Camogie. Your voices on the day will help get them over the line!! Make a day of it and be there...
Ticket info below:
Ard Mhacha Abú🍀⚪🟠

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 14/12/2023

Next we have our lovely Under 6’s 🎅🎄
How amazing are these little kiddos?!

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 14/12/2023

Next up our lovely under 5’s 🎅🎄
These girls just love their dancing and it shows!!

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 14/12/2023

🎅Our Under 4 Superstars 🎅
Some future World Champions in this line up for sure… well done to all of these young dancers who had such confidence getting up on the “big stage” at such a young age!

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 14/12/2023

🎅Murray Dance Academy Christmas Class Feis 2023 🎅
Huge congratulations to all of our dancers that took part in our very first Christmas Class Feis on Sunday!

It was fitting that the feis took place on the exact date 2 years after I took my dance teacher’s exam… it is incredible to see the progress of these young kids in the 16 months of Murray Dance Academy being opened! The future is bright 💫

Thank you to our adjudicator Blanaid Carney from Cavan for her time and expertise.
Thank you to Liam McArdle Photography for capturing these special memories!
Thank you to Ironside Trophies & Engraving for our fabulous medals & Satin Ribbon Sashes for our beautiful sashes!
Thank you to James & Gary for their fabulous photo corner, decorations & baking 😍
Thank you to my volunteers & my mum Sarah for all of their help throughout the day!

More photos to come!
Wishing our students & their families a safe and happy Christmas!
See you all in 2024!

Mobile uploads 13/12/2023

Beautiful action shot of Charlee 🥰

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 11/12/2023

Merry Christmas from our Thomas Davis Newry Class! 🎅🎄
Wishing our Newry dancers a lovely Christmas and we will see you in 2024!

If you would like to join us in the new year contact Olivia on 07561848196
Classes for ages 2 years + on Mondays at Thomas Davis Newry on Doran’s Hill


Our ADJUSTED Timetable for our Christmas Class Feis.
ALL of our dancers are welcome to participate!

Children can wear their dance costumes, or a Christmas jumper/dress… totally up to you!

Looking forward to a great day for all of the family!


We are so excited for our Christmas class feis on Sunday 10th December 🎅❄️
These girls & boys have been working so hard! Can’t wait for them to shine on stage soon 🌟


Reminder: No classes today ☘️

Photos from The Gates Of Derry Championships's post 30/11/2023
Photos from Scoil Rince Cosceol - Feis Naoimh Íosaif - Louth's post 29/11/2023
Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 29/11/2023

Feis Gleann Ana BhFiach
Fairways hotel, Dundalk
14th January 2024

Entries by Feis Connect only and open 9am Wednesday 6th December, and will close strictly at 6pm on Monday 4th January, 2024.


Save the Date 🎉

Mobile uploads 19/11/2023

How lovely for Aoibheann to be recognised by her school for her achievements at the Ulsters in Letterkenny 🥳

Photos from Feile Rince Na Realtaì's post 15/11/2023
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A lovely surprise… Aoibheann Deveney 13th in the light round receiving her first official Ulster medal…
another Ulster medal coming home to Armagh 😍🏅
Delighted for you Aoibheann ❤️

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 12/11/2023

Ulster Championships 2023 ☘️ Day 2

Well done to our Aoibheann D 5th 🏆& Aoibheann McG 4th 🏆 in the U11 PC 🥳

Delighted for you girls after a few mishaps in your rounds, you got up and gave it your all in the PC 👏👏🥳

A fantastic first Ulsters for Murray Dance Academy… the first of many we hope 🤞☘️

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 11/11/2023

Ulster Championships 2023 ☘️ Day 1

Murray Dance Academy’s very first dancer, Clara took to the stage❤️ I couldn’t be prouder!!
7th 🏅11th & 19th in your U7 árd grad solos! 🥹🥳

To think you were dancing in bun grad 6 months ago and now performing on the Ulster stage is incredible!
Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

We are bringing home an Ulster medal to Armagh! 🥳

Murray Dance Academy 06/11/2023

Our school site will close for Christmas orders on 8th November:


Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 05/11/2023

Dungannon Feis 2023 🏆

WOW! Such a proud teacher today!
Thank you Carroll School of Irish Dancingfor running such a family-friendly feis… the kids had so much fun!

Some special moments:
•Danny’s first feis & coming home with a 4th & 5th 🏅🏅
•Caitlin’s first feis out & upgrading to open in her reel & traditional set! 3x 1sts 🏆🏆🏆
•Roise 1st light jig and upgrading to tus grad 🏆
•Clara 1st in single jig & trophy dance and upgrading to mean grad 🏆🏆
•Our fabulous tiny tots!! So much confidence for such tiny dancers!
•Catriona, Matilda & Aoibhín competing in their first U5 competition 🏅🏅🏅
•Jessie 2nd dancing her new set dance The Blackbird 🥈
•Aoibheann D & Aoibheann McG fabulous dancing in the prelim & championship
•Rosie & Radha fabulous dancing and plenty of medals coming home to Armagh 🏅🏅


Final reminder in response to private messages: entries closing at midnight! ⏰

Some points to note:
💫 No change from provisional timetable below. Championship dance order listed on timetable.
💫 Doors open 7:45am Saturday and 8:15am Sunday.
💫 £5 entrance fee per adult (cash only).
💫 Canteen serving hot and cold food and drinks (cash only).
💫 Idanceirish Ltd will be vending at the feis.


*Save the date*
Sunday 10th December 2023
Murray Dance Academy Christmas Class Feis 🎅

Photos from Find a Feis Ireland 's post 30/10/2023
Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 29/10/2023

The Carson Academy Feis 2023

Well done to all of our dancers who competed at the Carson Feis this weekend! Thank you to the Carson Academy for hosting a fantastic feis!

Some special moments:
•Tiny Tots: Well done Molly, Matilda & Katelyn 🏆✨

•U6 Roise & Rosie performing two new dances each and coming home with some fantastic top 10 placements in a huge competition of over 30 dancers!🏅🏅

•U7 Clara 2nd in her Tus Single, slip, light trophy & 3rd in her heavy trophy (first time!) 🏆
Also debuting her new solo costume 😍

•U8 Jessie 2nd in her new mean slip jig & 3rd in mean trophy dance 🏆

• U11 Aoibheann McG 5th Prelim & Aoibheann D 9th Prelim🏆🏅

So proud of your hard work girls! Enjoy the Halloween break 🎃


No classes today in Armagh Harps!!


Entries close tomorrow if anybody interested.
There is a tiny tots competition for any of our kids born 2018 or later ❤️

Entries via Feis Connect via the following link:-

Entries will close on September 18th.

Here’s to a great feis season for all!

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 16/09/2023

Irish Nationals 2023 🌟

So very proud of our dancers who represented our little school at the Irish National Championships in Killarney… our very first time at the championships!

We are delighted to bring home a trophy 🏆 and 2 medals 🏅🏅to Armagh!

Well done Reuben, Elena & Freya… fabulous dancing… keep up the hard work!!


Irelands Northwest Championships 2023

Well done Jessie who represented our school at the Northwest Championships in Derry!
3x 1sts in her Mean Grad 🏆🏆🏆

Fantastic dancing!
Thank you MCBDA for running such a fabulous feis with great prizes!


Fantastic results for Jessie in Derry!


*Reminder* There will be no classes 13th-15th September!

Photos from Murray Dance Academy's post 05/09/2023

Did you spot our lovely dancers in the latest Ulster Gazette? 👀
So proud of these kids representing our school and showcasing their love for dancing ❤️

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Limited spaces in our Preschool Irish dance classes at  Thomas Davis Newry   For ages 2 years+. Contact Olivia on 075618...
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We are so excited for our Christmas class feis on Sunday 10th December 🎅❄️These girls & boys have been working so hard! ...
Happy Halloween from Murray Dance Academy! Hope all of our dancers have a lovely day!
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