McConnell Irish Dancers

Established in 1947        80 Years of Irish Dance        3 Generations OF IRISH DANCE TRADITION       MANITOBA'S LARGEST IRISH DANCE SCHOOL 

                           McConnell Irish Dancers

One of the oldest Irish dance groups in North America.

Originally founded in Ireland over 80 years ago, the school was established in Winnipeg, Canada in 1947 by the late Sam & Sarah McConnell.  McConnell Dancers are recognized for their unique, high calibre, performance-style dancing which encompasses both traditional and contemporary forms of Irish Dance. 

The school offers classes for recreational, competitive, and performance Irish dance for dancers of all ages and abilities, including adult classes.

McConnell School of Dance is a member of Cumann Rince Náisiúnta (CRN), based in Dublin, Ireland and their award winning dancers compete across North America and at the CRN World Open Irish Dance Championships in Ireland.  McConnell dancers host the Canada Feile, Manitoba's only Open Platform Irish Dance competition. 

Sam McConnell was a founding member of Folklorama and the group has performed at the Emerald Isle Pavilion, Ireland-Irish Pavilion, Isle of the Shamrock, and currently sponsor the United Kingdom Pavilion.

                      2018 - 2019 Fall Season Registration

Are you interested in Irish Dance Classes?

Our 2018 - 2019 Fall Season Registration is now available.

Classes begin the week of September 10th - 15th, 2018.


                   CRN WORLD OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Congratulations to our dancers who competed in the 2018 CRN World Open Irish Dance

Championships in Killarney, Ireland.  Well done, we are so proud of your hard work and accomplishments!

Maclean Boyd      5th Place Men's Over 21

  Bailey Cumming      11th Place Ladies Under 14