2017 McConnell Irish Dance Performances
All General Division dancers are invited to participate in our yearly performances, including 1st year dancers.
Dancers should confirm their participation by filling out the signup sheet at the studio (bulletin board in waiting room)
Friday, March 17th St. Patrick’s Fest’ 2017
Location - CCFM 340 Provencher Blvd
Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Food & Drink available for purchase, Silent Auction, Prizes
Tickets available for sale in February
Thursday, May 25th, 2017 Annual Recital
Location – Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd Floor Portage Place Mall
Arrive 5:30 PM Show 7:00 PM
Tickets available for sale in April
August 6th – 12th – United Kingdom Pavilion Folklorama
Location – 1440 King Edward Street
3 – 5 shows per day, dancers participating are expected to attend all 7 nights
Registration for Folklorama in March
Performance Confirmation Dates
St. Patrick’s Fest’ – Sign up by February 4th, 2017
Annual Recital – Sign up by March 25th, 2017
Folklorama – Sign up by March 25th, 2017 *Folklorama Practices are held on Tuesday evenings in June & July
Students wishing to perform are required to purchase a school costume for their current division and level.
General School costumes range in price from $125 - $350, depending on the dancers level and age.
· Additional items such as poodle socks and Irish dance shoes are required
· Irish dance wigs are optional.
Beginner – Black Nylon bodysuit, Green Skirt, Hair Bow
Novice & Preliminary – Black Velvet Bodysuit, Green Skirt, Hair Bow, Cummerbund
Intermediate – Black Irish Dance Dress *cummerbund & cuffs required for Folklorama only
Adult – Black Irish Dance Dress or Black Skirt and T-Shirt
Costume sizing will take place the next two weeks at class. Instructors will measure students who require a new costume or costume pieces.
We encourage all dancers to try on their current costumes to make certain they still fit before orders are placed!
Please speak with your instructor or email us at email@example.com if you need a costume this season
Costume Order Deadline: February 4th, 2017
Irish Dance Shoes
Dancers may purchase their Irish dance shoes on-line at one of the links below. Always available in stock at the studio are Poodle Socks & Sock Glue!
Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for delivery
For Irish Dance Shoes & Additional Products McConnell School of Dance recommends
Antonio Pacelli https://www.antoniopacelli.com
Rutherford Irish Dance Products http://www.rutherfordshoes.com
Irish Dance Wigs
Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for delivery
Irish dance wigs are optional for all General Division dancers. Many of our dancers prefer to wear Irish dance wigs for the convenience and to keep with the current styles
Wigs are available in many different styles and shades. We recommend dancers choose a shade as close to their own as possible.
Wig Options - Pony Tail, Bun Wig, 3/4 Cap, and Full Wigs
Dancers in our General & Competitive Divisions may choose any style of wig which suits them best or they are fine to wear their natural hair secured or tied back away from their face for performance
· WIGS ARE NOT USED FOR FOLKLORAMA PERFORMANCES
McConnell School of Dance recommends the following Wig vendors;
· Celtic Curls http://www.celticcurls.com/
· Irish Wigs https://irishwigs.com
· Steele Celtic Dancewear http://www.irishdanceshoes.com
If you have any questions, please contact us!