Due to a double booking at
the Park Community Centre, we are going to re-schedule our Intermediate &
Adult classes from 1:00 – 2:30 PM on Saturday, October 31st. Classes will return to the normally scheduled
time after October 31st. Our
apologies for any inconvenience to your schedules.
Congratulations to all of the dancers who competed in the
CRN USA Regional Irish Dance Competitions in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct 10th
& 11th. We are very proud of our McConnell Irish
Dancers attending their first Regional competition. All 8 dancers have
qualified to compete at the CRN USA Nationals in Philadelphia in
February. Our dancers brought home a total of 38 Medals in Solo
Competitions (14 – 1st Place, 9 – 2nd Place, 8 – 3rd
Place, and 7 – 4th Place wins) and we placed 3rd in the 4 Hand Reel Páiste.
We are so excited
to annouce we have 4 Award Winners!
– Meánghrád U15
Bailey Cumming –
Lizann Magee –
Melissa Smith –
Our dancers &
families had a wonderful time in Atlanta and we thank the CRN USA Regional
Committee for organizing the event. We couldn’t be more pleased to
celebrate our 1 year anniversary as members of Cumann Rince Náisiúnta!
The CRN Minnesota Feile will take
place on Saturday November 7th and we require confirmation for all
dancers attending this competition by no later than 5:00 PM on October 14th
All registered competitive students are invited to attend
the Minnesota Feile. Please confirm your attendance with Tracy Balagus firstname.lastname@example.org (Do not reply to this
email) and provide the following information;
22)Date of birth
33)Will the dancer be attending the competition
with family or will they require transportation, accommodation, and
44)Dancers in Ullmhuchan, Meanghrad, & Ardghrad
levels have the option to compete in a Treble Reel Special Competition.
Please confirm if you would like to register for the Treble Reel
Competition Registration will be handled through the school,
on dancers behalf. Dancers travelling with families will need to
book hotel rooms and arrange transportation themselves.
McConnell School of Dance Student's Association's Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday October 3rd, 2015 at the studio (32 Barberry Rd) at 3:45 PM
We'd like to thank our outgoing board members for their work and contributions to our Student's Association for the 2014 - 2015 Season.
Teresa Yestrau - President
Simone Magee - Vice President
Jackie Naphin - Secretary
Sandra Magyar - Treasurer
Jacquie Cumming - Director
Jocelyn Grant - Director
McConnell School of Dance
Students Association Inc. MSDSA is a non-profit corporation, established to assist all
students with McConnell School of Dance. Membership is free to all students and
dependant on yearly registration with McConnell School of Dance. Board Meetings are held at the studio and are open for all
students and parents to attend. All
dancers and parents are encouraged to actively participate in events with
regards to our Students Association.
Eight board positions are elected yearly and board members are expected
to participate in fundraising activities.
Board nomination sheets are posted at the beginning of each dance season
and elections take place at our Annual General Meeting at the end of September.
Please check the bulletin
board at the studio for meeting dates.