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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.

 

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NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2019 - 2020 SESSION!

CRN WORLD OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS - JUNE 2019

Congratulations to our students Maclean Boyd, Lauren Rousseau, Ripley Havens and Bailey Cumming who competed in the CRN WORLD IRISH DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS in Killarney, Ireland in June 2019.  We are extremely proud of of dancers hard work and determination in qualifying and competing at the CRN WORLDS!

  • BAILEY CUMMING PLACED 4TH IN UNDER 15 - 2019 CRN WORLD IRISH DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • MACLEAN BOYD PLACED 4RH OVER 23 - 2019 CRN WORLD IRISH DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

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CRN IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS - MAY 2019

Congratulations to Bailey Cumming who placed 2nd in the Under 15 Championship at the CRN Irish Open in Dublin Ireland, in May 2019!

Bailey is the 1st Canadian to compete in the Irish Open and we are absolutely thrilled with her 2nd place results in the All Ireland Championships.  Bailey and several other McConnell Irish Dancers will be competing in the World Irish Dance Championships in Dublin, Ireland in June 2019.  Stay tuned for results!