Thursday, 30 June 2016

Summer Camp 2016

Irish Dance Summer Camp
McConnell School of Dance is now offering TWO Irish Dance Summer Camps
for recreational and competitive Irish Dance.
Dates: Monday,July 4th - Friday, July 8th
Hours:  9:30 AM - 4:00 PM      
Location:  32 Barberry Road    
Basic Camp Fee:  $175
Need a later pick up? After care available for an additional weekly fee
4:30 PM Pick Up $25   5:00 PM Pick Up $50   5:30 PM Pick Up $75    

Recreational Irish Dance Camp
New & returning Irish dance students are welcome to attend!
· Student’s new to Irish dance who would like to learn the basics before lessons commence in the fall.
· For General Division dancers interested in enrolling Performance Division.
· For all dancers who would like extra practice & training during the summer.
Recreational Camp Ages  Junior Camp  ( Age 4 - 8 )    Intermediate Camp  (Age 9 - 11 )    Senior Camp   (Age  12 & up)
Recreational Camp Activities
Irish Dance warm up    Learn a Ceili Dance         Choreograph your own dance        
Learn your own solo step      Stage Presence & Performance      Sing Irish Songs        
Basics of Irish music (reel, jig, hornpipe, slip jig)          Design your own solo costume            
Irish Arts & Crafts (Celtic design)     Basic Irish History      Irish Myths and Legends    
         

Competitive Irish Dance Camp
New & returning Irish dance students are welcome to attend, however basic knowledge of Irish Dance is required.
· Competitive Dancers who wish to improve technique, learn new steps, advance levels, or prepare for the next competition.
· General Division or Performance dancers interested in trying out Competitive Irish Dance.
· For all dancers who would like intensive work on technique.
Competitive Camp Levels - Bunghrad (Level1) , Ullmhuchan (Level 2), Meanghrad (Level 3), Ardghrad (Level 4)
Competitive Camp Activities
Intensive Warm Up & Stretching     Soft Shoe & Hard Shoe Technique for each level     Solo Dances (Levels 1 - 4)
Figure  & Team Dances     Ceili Dances     Traditional Set Dances      Contemporary Set Dances     CRN History
CRN Rules of Competition    Competitive Strategies     Competition Stress & Anxiety relief    

Wind up party & Exhibition  
Location: 32 Barberry Rd
Friday, July 8th, 2016
Drop Off: 9:30 AM
Performance for parents and family members 2:30 - 4:00 PM

What to Bring to Everyday to Camp
Water bottle, Backpack
Pack a lunch - including drinks and 2 snacks (morning and afternoon).   Please keep in mind Irish dancers are very active at Summer Camp and extra food and beverages are necessary
Dancewear - shorts, skirt, t-shirt, leotard, tights, or loose fitting clothing which allows movement - colour optional.  Please avoid wearing jewellery, long hair should be tied back.
Irish Dance Shoes - soft shoes or ballet slippers, hard shoes (optional) Children new to Irish dance do not have to purchase Irish dance shoes.  Socks are acceptable to dance in at Summer Camp.
Irish Dance Journal - Notebook or binder to write dances steps in
Outside clothing (including running shoes)   There will daily excursions to the park & outside physical activities
Sun Hat, Sunscreen, Mosquito Lotion (if preferred).

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Competitive Division - Meeting June 15th

Dear Competitive Division Dancers & Parents,
      Welcome back to our Summer Competitive Division Dancers! We will be holding a dancers & parents meeting for Wednesday, June 15th (6:30 – 7:30 PM) to discuss results from the Canada Feile an d plans for summer classes, regionals, and nationals.  If you are unable to attend, please have a dancers or parent take notes for you so you don’t miss any important information.
 
       Looking forward to seeing everyone next Wednesday!


Thank you

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Competitive Division Summer Program

Competitive Division Summer Program
Competitive summer classes begin this week!  
Lessons will be held on Wednesday evenings for June & July.  There will be no  classes in August due to our commitment for Folklorama, Peru, and Calgary.   For dancers wishing to continue with practice in August, solo or semi-private lessons are available.  Please contact us for more information.

For dancers wishing to compete in CRN’s Regionals (Oct – West Virginia), Nationals (Feb – Orlando, FL), and Worlds (June – Ireland) summer classes are STRONGLY recommended.  Taking the summer off from competitive practice may result in dancers not being able to compete in all solo or award competitions at the major events. 

Team Practice -  All Ullmhuchan, Meanghrad, and Ardghrad dancers are expected to participate in teams

All dancers are welcome to register for competitive classes, whether they intend to compete or not.  Competitive classes are a great way for dances to improve technique and keep up with their Irish dance through the summer.  All ages & levels are welcome!

For more information & to register for competitive classes, please visit the member’s area of our website or follow the link below;


If you have questions about our Summer Competitive Program, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


Thank you,

Competitive Division Summer Program

Competitive Division Summer Program
Competitive summer classes begin this week!  
Lessons will be held on Wednesday evenings for June & July.  There will be no  classes in August due to our commitment for Folklorama, Peru, and Calgary.   For dancers wishing to continue with practice in August, solo or semi-private lessons are available.  Please contact us for more information.

For dancers wishing to compete in CRN’s Regionals (Oct – West Virginia), Nationals (Feb – Orlando, FL), and Worlds (June – Ireland) summer classes are STRONGLY recommended.  Taking the summer off from competitive practice may result in dancers not being able to compete in all solo or award competitions at the major events. 

Team Practice -  All Ullmhuchan, Meanghrad, and Ardghrad dancers are expected to participate in teams

All dancers are welcome to register for competitive classes, whether they intend to compete or not.  Competitive classes are a great way for dances to improve technique and keep up with their Irish dance through the summer.  All ages & levels are welcome!

For more information & to register for competitive classes, please visit the member’s area of our website or follow the link below;


If you have questions about our Summer Competitive Program, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


Thank you,