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Competitive Division Summer Program
We will be offering our competitive classes throughout the summer months and practices are open to ALL McConnell dancers, whether they are interested in competing or would like extra practice through the summer.

Cumann Rince Náisiúnta (CRN)

McConnell School of Irish Dance is a registered member of Cumann Rince Náisiúnta (CRN), in Dublin, Ireland. McConnell School of Dance competitive dancers have the opportunity to compete in the CRN Regional, National (USA), and World competitions (held in Ireland every year.  Dancers may also compete in any Open Platform competitions.

  5:30 - 6:30 PM   Bunghrád
  5:30 - 6:30 PM   Méanghrád
  6:30 - 7:30 PM   Ullmhúchán
  7:30 - 8:00 PM   Teams
  8:00 - 9:30 PM   Ardghrád

Solo & Semi Private lessons are available during the summer, please contact us for more details

Wed, June  8th
Wed, June 15th 
Wed, June 23rd
Wed, June 29th

Wed, July  6th
Wed, July  13th
Wed, July 20th
Wed, July 27th

Due to Folklorama & Peru, there will be no competitive classes in Aug.  Solo & Semi private lessons are available for dancers who wish to continue with practice, please contact us

Cumann Rince Náisiúnta (CRN) was founded in 1982 by the late great Ita Cadwell along with 11 other teachers. They believed that all teachers should be protected and that all dancers should be afforded the right to dance. CRN dancers commenced dancing competitions with an open platform and to this day CRN successfully operates an Open Platform where any dancer regardless of their school or organisation can compete in our Feiseanna. CRN is governed by an Executive Committee who are elected by our members to uphold our Constitution. All our Feile's and Feiseanna are run under our Rules of Competition.

In 2012 Cumann Rince Náisiúnta celebrated its 30th anniversary and launched the CRN Worlds Craobhacha Oscailte na Cruinne. CRN's very first worlds took place over the June bank holiday weekend in the very prestigious world renowned Wexford Opera House. This has now become an annual event. Over the past couple of years CRN has moved its Irish Open Championships base to the magnificent City west Hotel Conference Centre and has expanded its Calendar of Events to include the North American Open Championships.
 CRN North America Competitions
  • 13/08/2016 Shelagh Feile - Dayton, Ohio
  • 10/09/2016  CRN Feile - Atlanta, Georiga
  • 08/10/2016  USA Regional  - West Virginia
  • 03/12/2016  Rince Ri Feis - Philadelphia, PA
  • 18/02/2016  USA Nationals - Orlando, Florida
  • 27/05/2016  McConnell Canada Feile - Wpg, Canada
  • ??/06/2017   CRN World Championships - Ireland

Competitions in BOLD are feiles our school  will be committing to for 2016.  Dancers who wish to attend additional competitions may do so but will be responsible for instructor travel expenses.

Competitions are optional for all dancers. 
For more information on what is requried to compete, please read
Competitive Feile Guidelines
For more information on CRN Levels & Rules of Competition, please read
CRN Competitive Guide
2016 Competitive Summer Registration
Competitive Levels - Use Ctrl to select multiple
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Lesson Fee Schedule
Folklorama & Performance Division hours are calculated separately