McConnell Irish Dance  


Cumann Rince Náisiúnta (CRN

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

Dancers compete in 5 Solo Levels of CRN  Bunghrád, Ullmhúchán, Meanghrád, Ardghrád, and Craobhghrád 

  • Competitions are offered for all ages and abilities, including adult students.
  • Team competitions include all traditional figure dances and modern choreography.
  • All dancers are welcome to compete in our Open Platform Irish dance competition, regardless of school, organisation or affiliation.


CRN prides itself on being an Open Platform Irish Dance organisation which means dancers from any teacher or organisation are welcome to compete in their competitions.  Dancers and teachers don't need to be registered with CRN or any particular organisation.  ALL ARE WELCOME TO COMPETE!



 Digital Feis is an on-line organisation which offers dancers the opportunity to compete and advance levels without the burden of travel. 

  • Videos are submitted by the school and dancers register for private video taping sessions where dancers solo routines are rehearsed, taped, and then submitted for adjudication. 

Digital Feis provides feedback, placement, and medals to competing dancers and all results count towards their CRN Levels.  Digital Feis results must be submitted to CRN through McConnell School of Dance within 5 days of the digital feis.  Unlike CRN competitions, dancers are only permitted to compete in 1 level with Digital Feis but placements earned from Digital Feis competitions can count towards CRN Move-Ups.


McConnell Irish Dance is proud to host two of the ONLY Irish dance competitions in Winnipeg!  There's no need to travel in order for dancers to compete and advance in CRN & Open Platform Irish Dance, dancers can now have these opportunities right at home.

  • Canada Feile - A one adjudicator competition held at the end of May.
  • Canadian Open Championship - A three adjudicator championship held in November.

For more information on our competitions, syllabus, and results, please visit the links below.