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Lesson Fees
Fees are based on an average of four classes per month which include Winter holiday and Spring Break.  In an effort to assist in keeping fees as low as possible, we offer the following;
  • Reduce for families with 2 or more members of the same household. Fourth or more children are free (General Division Only_
  • Reduced rate applied with multiple weekly class hours.
  • Reduced rate for full season payment (Due with registration)

Accepted Payment Methods        
  • Cash (Full Season Payment Only)
  • Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, AMEX)
  • Cheque - All Post Dated cheques must be submitted with registration
Lesson Payment Options
Monthly - 9 or 11 Payments (Sept to May on the 1st or 15th of each month)
- 3 Payments (Sept, Dece, March on the 1st of each month only)
Full Season Payment
- Submitted with registration.

Private & Semi Private Lessons
Private Lessons - 1 student
30 minutes - $45
1 hr - $65
Semi Private - 2 or more students who are close in levels
30 min - $25
1 hr - $35

Welcome to our 2015 - 2016 Season!
Please visit the member's area of our website often for school information & updates. 
All school updates are sent out via e-mail, if you are not receiving regular, please contact us immediately.
  • 2015 - 2016 Registration will be available soon!

2017 - 2018 Lesson Fees


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

Non Registered Student
Drop In Class Rate
Please advise us in advance prior to dropping in for a class.  This is available for competitive lessons only.
  • 1 Hour Drop In Class - $20
  • 1.5 Hour Drop in Class - $25

Registered Student
Drop In Class Rate
*1 Hour Drop in Class - $12.00
1.5 Hour Drop in Class - $15.00

Your Irish Dance classes may qualify  for several Canada Revenue Agency Tax Credits.  Please visit

Receipts & CRA Tax Credits
Receipts for payment of lessons are sent via e-mail at the end of the month or every term, depending on payment schedule.

CRA Tax Credit Receipts are available, upon request.

Payment Policies
  • Registration & Lesson Payment must accompany registration form.
  •  Fees are based on an average of four classes per month which includes a Christmas holiday and Spring Break. Classes are cancelled on all statutory holidays, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Fundraisers, Recital, and Folklorama.
  • To change a payment method, notification must be in writing (or e-mail) and a minimum of 7 business days before the payment due date.
  • $25 NSF and Declined Credit Card Fee
  • No student will be admitted into class with any unpaid balance.

Late Payment Fee
There will be a 10% late fine added to all invoices past 30 days, including lessons, costumes, and product sales.

N.S.F. Cheques and Declined Credit Card Transactions
A $25.00 charge will be applied to any N.S.F. cheques and declined monthly / term credit card transactions. Accounts with outstanding N.S.F. payments will be notified by McConnell School of Dance by phone or e-mail. Payment will be expected within 7 business days of notification.

As our class sizes are limited and routines planned early, we expect dancers to complete the season they have registered for. For extenuating circumstances, early withdrawals may be accepted and payments refunded at the discretion of McConnell School of Dance.
  • Notification for withdrawal must be done in writing (or e-mail) and submitted to McConnell School of Dance.
  • The date of written notification (not the date of absence) is considered the departure date.
  • $40 Withdrawal fee will apply to all students who do not complete the season.
  • Fees will not be returned for a partial month, incomplete term, or full season payments.
  • Pupils are responsible for all outstanding monetary balances (i.e.: costume orders, product orders, tuition, etc. )
Receipts for payment of lessons are sent via e-mail at the end of the month or every term, depending on payment schedule.
Please keep your receipts if you require them as record for tax purposes.
Full Year Summary Receipts $10 charge for customers who request an end or year payment summary.

Missed Lesson Policy
McConnell School of Dance does not reimburse for lessons missed during the month.
Due to limitations of our class sizes, students cannot make up missed lessons as a result of weather issues, illness, injury, or scheduling difficulties. Different dances are taught in each class, so attending another scheduled class other than an announced make-up lesson is not possible.
Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class. Parents are asked to call or email or call / text  204-793-8557 to inform us of their childs absence from class

We are a performance Irish dance school and all instructors are members of our Performance Division. There are rare occasions when classes are cancelled due to the Director and Instructors commitment to a performance. At least 7 days notice will be given in these circumstances.

Injury Policy
Irish dance is a highly demanding physical activity. Minor injuries (stiffness, aching muscles, minor bruising, and blisters) can be common for some. Dancers who have long lasting issues or isolated pain as a result of Irish dance are encouraged to seek treatment from a physician immediately.
  • Dancers who are injured are expected to attend class so they do not fall behind with their routines.
  • There are no refunds offered for dancers who miss lessons or withdrawal due to injury.
  • Instructors reserve the right to limit dancers activities in class due to their injury or as part of the recovery process. Depending on the type of injury and the severity, some dancers may experience delays or setbacks with their progress in Irish dance. This is normal and should be expected from dancers recovering from an injury. Instructors and assistants will work with the student as best they can in class, however in some cases dancers may be asked to take private lessons or switch levels.

School Communication
Instructors are not available for discussions with dancers or parents before oe during the lesson.  Issues arrising at class or after performances should be dealt with at the end of every class.  Please limit texts to urgent matters and during studio buisness hours only.
  • Unless  an absolute emergency, please do not disturb instructors during class time.
  • Please avoid sending Facebook messages, unless absolutely necessary.
  • For non-urgent matters, please contact us via email at
  • For serious issues, please contact us by phone or email to schedule a meeting.
All communication, newsletters, and school notices, are sent through email. Please provide a current email address on your registration form to receive school information throughout the dance year and notify us immediately should you have a change of e-mail. 

Social Media
Our Facebook page & groups are updated regularly and are a great way to keep informed about the school, follow our events & photos.
Join our Facebook groups -
McConnell School of Dance or McConnell School of Dance Performance Division
Like our Facebook page! McConnell Irish Dancers
Twitter - @McConnellDance
Instagram - @mcconnelldance
Dancers or parents on Social Networks & Facebook should remain respectful to fellow students, the school, and it's instructors at all times. Negative or hurtful comments will not be tolerated and dancers / parents will be asked to leave the school should we become aware of inappropriate behaviour on-line.
Posting Photos and Videos
Photos of McConnell Dancers should be approved by the school before posting on the internet. Please be selective with your photos and considerate of others in the photograph who may not wish to have their photo on line.
Videos of McConnell dances remain the intellectual property of McConnell School of Dance and should not be reproduced or posted on the internet. In special circumstances, short video clips (25 second maximum) may be posted, with permission.

Dress Code
Female Dancers
  • Tights, leotards, body-suits, dance pants, and dance skirts are acceptable
  • Shorts are allowed as long as they are made from a stretchable fabric
  • Plain t-shirts are permissible as long as they allow for movement. Overly large sweatshirts may not be worn in class
  • Hair should be tied back securely jewelry should be limited

Male Dancers
  • Shorts made with stretchable fabric are acceptable
  • Pants are allowed as long as they are loose fitting
  • Plain t-shirts which allow for movement and are not overly large are preferred
All annoucements are sent out via e-mail.  If  you are not receiving school email updates, please contact us immediately.