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Welcome to our 2015 - 2016 Season!
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McConnell School of Dance Students Association Inc.  MSDSA
    AGM - September 30th, 2017
MSDSA is a non-profit corporation, established to assist all students with McConnell School of Dance. Membership is free to all students and dependant on yearly registration with McConnell School of Dance.

Board Meetings are held at the studio and are open for all students and parents to attend.  All dancers and parents are encouraged to actively participate in events with regards to our Students Association.  Eight board positions are elected yearly and board members are expected to participate in fundraising activities.  Board nomination sheets are posted at the beginning of each dance season and elections take place at our Annual General Meeting.
Mandate:
To promote and preserve Irish culture and dance and to assist students and parents enrolled with McConnell School of Dance.

Membership: Students are issue a yearly membership with MSDSA upon registration with McConnell School of Dance.  Dancers under 18 years of age may have one parent/guardian representative and vote.
      REGISTRATION INFORMATION

       2014 - 2015 FOLKLORAMA
       2014 - 2015 COMPETITIVE SUMMER
       2015 - 2016 GENERAL DIVISION 
       2015 - 2016 PERFORMANCE DIVISION
       2015 - 2016 COMPETITIVE DIVISION
       2015 - 2016 BRANDON DIVISION


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MSDSA
is looking for Board Members!
Dancers or Parents (for students under 18) are encouraged to consider a position on our Board of Directors. 
Please consider becoming an active member as our dancers benefit a great deal thanks to our Student's Association

Annual Shoe & Costume Swap
September 30th 2017
MSDSA - McConnell School of Dance Student's Association hosts an annual costume swap to assist dancers who wish to sell or purchase Irish dance shoes, costumes, and accessories.  A large selection of 2nd hand costumes, shoes, and dance supplies will be available for sale!

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SCHOOL NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
2017 - 2018 MSDSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  President - Julie Fisher
  Vice-President - Jackie Naphin
  Secretary - Allison Steeves
  Treasurer - Sandi Magyar
  Directors - Shayleen McConnell Finucan, Tanis Olafson, Christa Traczuk,  
  Jacquie Cumming
  Honorary Members - Tracy Balagus, Jocelyn Grant, Sandi Magyar


MSDSA FUNDRAISING
McConnell School of Dance Student's Association organizes fundraisers throughout the season to for the benefit of our dancers.

General Division Fundraising
Fundraising is optional for all General Division Dancers.
Funds raised for the General Division go towards group expesnes such as the Jackie White Lyon's Scholarship, MSDSA supplies, studio water cooler & water supply, etc.   Yearly fundraisers may include "Mom's Pantry Product" Sales, Plant Sale Fundraisers,  Raffles and Draws.

Performance Division Fundraising
Fundraising for Performance Division is required for all performance students, unless they opt out of fundraising subsidy.   Funds raised through Performance Division go towards our performance division expenses for travel subsidy, show costumes, workshops, sound and lighting equipment.  Funds raised in performance division may be for indivual or group expenses and are determined each season, based on the needs of the organization and dancers in the division.
Yearly fundraisers may include St. Patrick's Fest' Fundraiser, Raffle's and Draws, Car Washes, Movie Nights, and more.

Competitive Division Fundraising
There is no fundraising for Competitive Division.  Competitive Irish dance is an individual activity which does not benefit the community or promote culture so therefore does not qualify for funraising under our non-profit status. 
Jackie White Lyons
Memorial Scholarship Award
Established in 2008

A scholarship awarded to dancers with
 McConnell School of Dance for outstanding achievement.  In memory of dancer, instructor,
 and friend, Jackie White Lyons.

 2008 - Laura Balagus
 2009 - Mary-Margaret Magyar & Hilary Balagus
 2010 - Hilary Balagus & Danielle Sliboda
 2011 - Wendy Havens
 2013 - Seven Towers Dancers (Ballymena, Northern Ireland)
 2015 - Mackenzie Sarvis
 2016 - Bailey Cumming
 2017 - Ripley Havens



All annoucements are sent out via e-mail.  If  you are not receiving school email updates, please contact us immediately.
Vicky Ceilin
Memorial Scholarship Award
Established in 2015

A scholarship awarded to dancers with
 McConnell School of Dance in memory of dancer and instructor Vicky Ceilin.  Funds from this scholarship were donated by Vicky's husband Randy Ceilin, in memory of Vicky and her many years associated with McConnell School of Dance.

 2015 - Lizann Magee
 2016 - Isabella Naphin
 2017 - Annika Magee