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Welcome to our 2015 - 2016 Registration


Are you interested in learning Irish Dance?
  • We offer the best quality Irish dance instruction for students 3 years old to Adult.
  • 3 Generations of Irish Dance Tradition
  • Programs to suit all needs from recreational, competitive, and performance.
  • Small class size, in a family oriented school with the highest quality instruction

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      REGISTRATION INFORMATION

       2014 - 2015 FOLKLORAMA
       2014 - 2015 COMPETITIVE SUMMER
       2015 - 2016 GENERAL DIVISION 
       2015 - 2016 PERFORMANCE DIVISION
       2015 - 2016 COMPETITIVE DIVISION
       2015 - 2016 BRANDON DIVISION


McConnell School of Dance
is a proudly registered member of
Cumann Rince Náisiúnta (CRN)
based in Dublin, Ireland
www.crn.ie

  •   Registered with CRN Dublin Ireland
  •   Classes for all ages and abilities
  •   Small Class Size & Quality Instruction
  •   Preschool Classes
  •   Adult Classes
  •   Annual Recital & St. Patrick's Performances
  •   Performance Division
  •   Competitive Division
  •   International Travel Opportunities
  •   Member of C.I.O.F.F Canada
  •   Folklorama Sponsors of United Kingdom Pavilion
  •   Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Member
  •  Supporter of the Irish Association of Manitoba
  •  Supporter of the Irish Society of Western Manitoba
 


 

 

 

  

  

 

 



 
THREE GREAT LOCATIONS FOR
McCONNELL IRISH DANCE!



MANITOBA'S LONGEST ESTABLISHED & LARGEST IRISH DANCE SCHOOL. 
68 YEARS IN CANADA & 3 GENERATIONS OF EXCELLENCE IN IRISH DANCE


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BRANDON
East End Community Centre
405 Park Street, Brandon, MB
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TEULON
Green Acres Arts Centre
1 Green Acres Park , Teulon MB
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WINNIPEG
McConnell Dance Studio
32 Barberry Road, Wpg, MB
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SCHOOL NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our Programs
Performance Division
For dancers who are dedicated to Irish dance, love to perform, and are motivated to progress to higher levels. Performance Division requires a big commitment from the dancer and their family as our troupe performs at over 80 shows locally each season and travels internationally.
  •  Dancers are required to attend multiple classes per week and regular workshops
  • Additional Class, Solo, and Show Costumes are required.
  • Performance Division Dancers must be dedicated and have the support of family members.
  • Performance Dancers may also be invited to participate in International festivals which extensive travel and touring opportunities.
The Performance Division Season extends from Sept - Aug (12 months) and dancers must commit to performances for the full year. Performance Division applicants must have completed one full season with McConnell School of Dance prior to applying for our Performance Troupe.


Competitive Division
McConnell School of Irish Dance is a registered member of Cumann Rince Náisiúnta(CRN), based in Dublin, Ireland.  Dancers compete in CRN's Open Platform Feis, which take place at the Regional, National, & World  levels.

  •  Dancers compete in 5 Solo Levels of CRN
  • Competitions are offered for all ages and abilities, including adult students.
  • Team competitions include traditional figure dances and modern choreography
  • CRN U.S.A Feis are held in Minneapolis MN, Dayton OH, Harrisburg PV, Philadelphia PV, Atlanta GA, Dublin CA, and many other cities across the U.S.A, Ireland, and Australia.
CRN Dancers also have the option to compete in any Open Platform FeisThe Competitive season extends Sept - May for dancers who wish to compete in our school or nearby competitions. For dancers who wish to compete at the Regional, National, or World competitions, the season will extend Sept - August.
  • Competition is not mandatory.  Our competitive program is ideal for dancers who wish to brush up on technique or who need  additional learning time.
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COMPETITIVE IRISH DANCE



General Division
Students  looking for a recreational Irish dance program are encouraged to enroll in our General Division.
  • Enjoy the Basics of Irish with opportunity to advance to higher levels at your own pace
  • Suitable for dancers from Beginner to Advanced. 
  • General Division is ideal for students new to Irish dance, and dancers who are involved in other activities.
The General Division season extends from September - May (9 months) with optional summer classes for in June and July.
General Division dancers learn traditional and modern styles of Irish dance.  
  • General dancers have the option to take one class per week or attend multiple classes
  • Dancers who take more than one class per week generally progress at a much faster rate.
General Division Students are invited perform at St. Patrick's Fest, Year End Recital, and at Folklorama.

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