Do you want to learn how to Irish dance?

The Headd-McDermott Academy specialises in all aspects of Irish Dance from complete beginner Irish dancers to Championship level dancers, so if you want to learn Irish Dancing and you live in the London area why not come along to one of our Irish dance lessons held in locations throughout North-West London and Middlesex.

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Do you want to learn how to Irish dance? We have classes in the London & Middlesex areas. Find a class near you.

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Our Irish Dance Adventures

At The Headd McDermott Academy we love Irish dancing... Here are a small selection of images from our latest Irish Dancing adventures including class pics and photographs from Irish Dance competitions we attend.
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Our Irish Dancing Academy

The Headd-McDermott Academy of Irish Dance is based across North-West London and Middlesex, under the direction of Brian McDermott A.D.C.R.G / T.C.R.G. and Elaine Headd-McDermott T.C.R.G.

We offer traditional Irish Dance class for children aged 3+, at all levels, from beginners through to advanced level. All classes are well structured with expert tuition to ensure the best is brought out of every pupil. Our classes are fun and a great way to keep fit and meet new friends. If you would just like to dance for fun, or have dreams to be the next World Champion and star in Lord of the Dance, we can help those dreams come true.

Our school is registered with ‘An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha’ (The Irish Dancing Commission) Dublin, Ireland.

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About Our Irish Dance Instructors



Between Brian and Elaine they have over 25 years of teaching experience in London and during that time they have shared with their dancers the enjoyment and benefits of Irish Dancing, the friendships it forges, the discipline it imparts and, more importantly than the joy of winning; the ability to lose gracefully but with renewed determination to improve in the future through even greater application.

It is these values, relevant to so many areas of everyday life, that we seek to inspire in our dancers apart from the satisfaction it gives us to share in our love of Irish Dancing and it’s culture. It makes us incredibly proud seeing our dancers fulfil their true potential and achieving their dreams.



Brian McDermott A.D.C.R.G / T.C.R.G.

Brian was born in London to Irish and Spanish parents and from a very young age been involved in the Irish culture of both dance and music.


Brian enjoyed huge success during his competitive years, both at local and national level. His highlight being achieving 4th place at the World championships, along with consecutive Great Britain Championships and British National championship titles.


Nearing the end of his competitive career, Brian was called upon to audition for Michael Flatley’s show ‘Lord of the Dance’. Brian went on to perform in both ‘Lord of the Dance’ and ‘Feet of Flames’.


Elaine Headd-McDermott T.C.R.G.

Elaine was born in London to Irish parents and also from a very young age been involved in the Irish culture of both dance and music.


Elaine enjoyed success during her competitive years, both at local and national level. Placing top 10 at major competitions; Great Britain Championships, British National Championships and All Ireland Championships to name just a few.


While still competing Elaine graduated from St.Mary’s University with a degree in Mathematics and embarked on a secondary school teaching career, it was at this point Elaine was invited to audition for Michael Flatley’s show ‘Lord of the Dance’ , where she went on to perform and tour with 'Lord of the Dance'.

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