McConnell Irish Dance



We offer the highest quality Irish dance instruction for students 3 years old to Adult. Programs to suit all needs including Recreational, Competitive, and Performance.  Small class size in a family oriented school.


July 6 - August 15th, 2020

Our Summer session offers in-person and on-line classes for all ages and abilities.  New and returning students welcome!


Fill out a Registration Request form for more information on our classes and to drop in and try a FREE CLASS before registering.


Over 100 years and 3 generations of Irish Dance Tradition!

Proudly registered member of Cumann Rince Náisiúnta (CRN) based in Dublin, Ireland

  • Classes for ages 3 & up
  • Beginner - Advanced
  • Adult Classes
  • Recreational, Competitive, and Performance
  • Small Class Size & Quality Instruction
  • Annual Recital & St. Patrick's, Folklorama
  • International Travel 
  • Family oriented atmosphere where dancers make life-long friendships

Which Class is right for you?

Recreational Irish Dance
Enjoy the benefits of Irish with opportunity to advance to higher levels at dancer's own pace.  Recreational Division is ideal for students new to Irish dance and for dancers who are involved in other activities. 

  • Dancers learn traditional technique, steps, and modern styles.
  • Suitable for levels from Beginner to Advanced. 
  • Warm Up & Technique included in the class.

Recreational dancers are invited to perform at our major events during the season.  Performance is always optional for all Recreational Division Dancers.

Competitive Irish Dance

McConnell School of Irish Dance is a registered member of Cumann Rince Náisiúnta(CRN), based in Dublin, Ireland.  Dancers compete in CRN's Open Platform Feis, which take place at the Regional, National, & World  levels. 

  • CRN North American competitions are held in cities in Canada, U.S.A, Ireland, and Australia. 
  • McConnell Dancers also have the option to compete in any Open Platform Feis which are held across Canada and the U.S.A
  • Competitions are offered for all ages, including adult students.
  • Team competitions are offered for traditional figure dances and modern choreography.  


Digital Feis is an on-line Irish dance organisation which hosts monthly video competitions.  Students from across the world submit their videos for Digital Feis competitions and dancers advance through both CRN & Digital Feis levels.  Digital Feis is a safe and economic way for dancers to compete without the financial burden of travel.


Performance Irish Dance

For dancers who are dedicated to Irish dance, love to perform, and are motivated to progress to higher levels.

Performance Division requires a large commitment from the dancer and their family as our troupe performs at over 60 shows locally each season and travels internationally.

  • Performance Division Dancers must be dedicated and have the support of family members.
  • Performance Division applicants must have completed one full season with McConnell School of Dance prior to applying for our Performance Troupe.​
  • Dancers should be proficient in all 5 Level 2 dances or higher
  • All Performance Dancers are required to attend competitive solo & ceili/team classes for their appropriate level / levels.


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