Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Holiday Break - Dec 22nd to Jan 7th, 2018

Holiday Break - Dec 22nd to Jan 7th, 2018
A reminder McConnell School of Dance will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 22nd to Sunday, January 7th, 2018.   Classes resume the week of Monday, January 8th 2018.

Please join us at Shannon’s Irish Pub (175 Carlton St.) on Thursday, December 21st for the United Kingdom Pavilion’s Holiday Celebration.  Doors Open at 6:30 PM   
Admission is free and it’s a family event so children are welcome to attend.

We wish our dancers and their families all the best for the holidays a very happy 2018!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

No Classes - Sat Nov 11th, 2017

A reminder there will be no classes on Saturday November 11th in observance of Remembrance Day.

Thank you,

McConnell School of Dance

Monday, 23 October 2017

Competitive Division - Update

Dear Competitive Division Dancers and Parents,

Please see below for an update on Philadelphia Entries, Private Lessons and Drop In Classes for Competitive Division.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Thank you,

Philadelphia Entries
A reminder, entry forms and all fees for the Philadelphia Feis are due in by Wednesday, October 25th.   Please do not miss the deadline as entries need to be mailed to the U.S. and extensions are not possible.
A reminder, all lesson fees must be up to date in order for dancers to register for competitions.   Please contact randy@mcconnelldancers.com if your account is behind.

Private Lesson Sign Up
Dancers wishing additional one-on-one time for competitive dance, please visit the link below to sign up for private lessons.   The cost of private lessons for students registered in competitive division is $35 / hr ($45 for non-registered students).   To sign up, please use the following link;

Drop In Classes
Dancers who wish to attend additional lessons during the week on a “Drop In” basis are encouraged to do so, especially those who are preparing for the Rince Ri and Nationals competitions.
Drop in rates are $12 / 1hr class and $15 / 1.5 hr class ($20 / 1hr & $25/1.5 hr for non-registered students)
  • Dancers are asked to email info@mcconnelldancers.com to confirm their attendance in advance of the class.
  • Dancers are asked to fill out a PAYMENT FORM  (available at the studio) prior to every DROP IN CLASS and present to instructor before the class

Thursday, 12 October 2017

MSDSA - Board of Directors

Dear Dancers and Parents,

MSDSA – McConnell School of Dance Student’s Association held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 30th, 2017.   Thanks to all those who attended!

Many thanks to our 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors for their work last year. The  2016-2017 Board  was;
Julie Fisher - President
Jackie Naphin - Vice President
Allison Steeves - Secretary
Sandi Magyar - Treasurer
Directors - Shayleen McConnell Finucan, Tanis Olafson, Sue Mozdzen, Jacquie Cumming and  Christa Traczuk
Honorary Members - Tracy Balagus, Jocelyn Grant and Sandi Magyar

Our 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors is as follows;
President - Julie Fisher
Vice-President - Jackie Naphin
Secretary - Allison Steeves
Treasurer - Sandi Magyar
Directors - Shayleen McConnell Finucan, Tanis Olafson, Christa Traczuk, Jacquie Cumming
Honorary Members - Tracy Balagus, Jocelyn Grant, Sandi Magyar

MSDSA meetings are open for all +18 dancers or parents of dancers under 18 and we encourage everyone to attend and get involved in our activities!   Please visit our MSDSA page in the members area of our website for this season’s meeting minutes and updates.

Thank you,

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

MSDSA - Mom's Pantry Fundraiser

Dear Dancers and Dance Families,

We are pleased to announce a fundraiser opportunity for the dance school.  Now is a great time to stock up your pantry of freezer.  Perogies, chicken fingers, frozen fruit and vegetables, pizza pops, croissants, cookie dough, spices, and more!  There are catalogues available at the studio or you can complete your order online.


Each Seller needs to create their  own Buyer_ID before using the online store and before their customers (friends or families) can place orders.

Group Name:          McConnell School Of Dance
Order Number:      253804
Seller Passcode:    22162

Orders accepted online until end of day on Thursday, October 26th.

Pick up orders at the studio on Saturday, November 4th between 12:30 - 1 pm.

Any questions, call Allison at 290-3106 or amsteeves10@hotmail.com

Thank you for your support.  Please help spread the word and make this a successful fundraiser.  Fundraising money helps provide water for the dancers, scholarships at the end of the dance year and more.
McConnell School of Dance Student's Association.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Dear Dancers & Parents,
MSDSA’s Annual Shoe & Clothing Swap will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm at the dance studio.  This is a great chance to sell your gently used dance items including costumes, shoes, trainers, wigs, performance costumes, solo dresses and dance clothing.  Payment is only accepted by personal cheque payable to MSDSA or cash. A small percentage of the sale is retained by the MSDSA to pay for water for the studio, as well as awards and scholarships that are offered by the McConnell School of Dance Student’s Association. 
Please drop off your items to sell at the studio on the following dates and times.
        Wednesday, November 23rd from 6:00 - 7:30 pm 
        Thursday, November 24th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm and 7:30 – 8:30 pm
       Saturday, September 30 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am and from 12:30 – 1:00 pm

One of the MSDSA members will be available to collect the items and tag and label them for the sale.  Unsold items will be returned to you at a later date.

*There are no limits to the number of items to be sold per dance family.
*Older dancers can drop off their own items for the sale, but should stay to complete the form, including noting the prices. The MSDSA does not set the prices for the items. 
 *General Division costumes will not be sold as there will be a new General Division costume this year.
If you have specific questions regarding the sale please contact Allison Steeves at 290-3106 or email amsteeves10@hotmail.com.

 Thank you,

McConnell School of Dance Student’s Association 

Monday, 25 September 2017

School Clothing Order - Deadline Oct 14th, 2017

Our school clothing Order Form for the 2017 – 2018 season will be available at the studio.  
  • Sample sizes are on display in the studio waiting room.  Brandon Division will have samples available for try on at the Oct 4th lesson
  • Clothing will have school name & logo on all items
  • All sales final.  No refund or exchange on any clothing items.

Performance Division dancers (Full, Senior, & Junior) are asked to have the following items for this year’s dance season.
  1. Green Athletic Crew Neck
  2. Black Soft Shell Jacket
  3. Black Circular Skirt – available from H & M
  4. Red Cotton T-shirt – available from any department store
  5. Attire may be worn during performances so all items should be well fitting for the current year.

Orders are due by  Saturday, October 14th, 2017. 
  • Payments must be included with order.  Cheques payable to McConnell School of Dance
  • Please drop order forms in the MSD Box at the studio

This will be our only clothing order for the 2017 – 2018 dance season so don’t miss the order deadline!  Orders will be ready for pick up by end of November.