McConnell School of Dance Performance Division was established in 2007. The Performance Division Troupe performs under "McConnell Irish Dancers" and " Dawnswyr Gwerin Yr Afon Goch" (Red River Welsh Folk Dancers) and are a professional group comprised of dancers, musicians, and singers. The McConnell Irish Dancers perform locally at over 60 shows each year and have danced all over the world. Performance Division dancers are dedicated, hardworking, and willing to commit to dance above all other extracurricular activities. Dancers must achieve a high standard of Irish dance, exhibit strong performance skills & work as well as a team, in order to perform with the McConnell Irish Dancers.
- The Performance Division is comprised of a Junior and Full Team and also includes a Senior Team. Division assigned placement based on dancer's age, skill level and performance abilities. Not all applicants will gain admission to Performance Division and the school reserves the right to determine placement and enrollment.
- The Performance Division season is 12 months and dancers are required to commit to shows for the entire duration of the year (Sept 1 - to commencement of lessons in Sept the following year)
- Lessons are held from September to July (11 months) and students must register for the entire season.