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McConnell Irish Dance

Celebrating 71 Years In Canada

McConnell School of Dance was established in Winnipeg, Canada in 1947 by the late Sam & Sarah McConnell. 

McConnell Irish Dance is Manitoba's largest Irish dance school with classes for Recreational, Competitive, and Performance Irish dance.  The family owned and operated school has taught thousands of students through three generations of Irish Dance excellence and tradition.

McConnell School of Dance is a member of Cumann Rince Náisiúnta (CRN), based in Dublin, Ireland and their award winning dancers compete across North America and at the CRN World Open Irish Dance Championships in Ireland. 

McConnell Irish dancers host both of Manitoba's only Irish Dance Competitions;

  • Canada Feile - May 24th, 2020
  • Canadian Open Championship - November 30th, 2019

McConnell Irish Dance was a founding member of Folklorama and sponsors the United Kingdom Pavilion.

CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

                              CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

  SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30TH 2019

  Hilton Airport & Suites - 1800 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg MB

   Dancers compete in 5 Solo Levels of CRN  Bunghrád, Ullmhúchán, Meanghrád, Árdghrád, and Craobhghrád 

      * Competitions are offered for all ages and abilities, including adult students.

      *Team competitions include all traditional figure dances and modern choreography.

      *All dancers are welcome to compete in our Open Platform Irish dance competition, regardless of school, organisation or affiliation.

 

NORTH AMERICAN AND IRISH OPEN QUALIFIERS

We are delighted to host the FIRST North American & Irish Open Qualifiers at the Canadian Open Championships on Saturday, November 30th, 2019.

The is the first time dancers in Canada will have the opportunity to qualify to compete in the North American and Irish Open Dance Championships (Minneapolis MN  Feb 15 - 17th, 2020 and Irish Open Championships (Ireland May 1 - 3rd, 2020)

Dancers must placed in the top 33% in any one of their dances to qualify for the North American & Irish Open Championship