McConnell Irish Dance provides all dancers the opportunity to perform at our annual events.  Performance allows dancers the opportunity to showcase their hard work and accomplishments to family and friends, helps build confidence, and motivates dancers to achieve higher levels. 
Performance is optional and students require a school costume if they wish to perform.


Sunday, March 17th, 2024

Location - CCFM 341 Provencher Blvd

McConnell Irish Dancers host a yearly St. Patrick's Day event every March 17th to promote Irish culture and celebrate Ireland's Patron Saint. 

Over the years McConnell Irish Dance's St. Patrick's Fest has grown to become Winnipeg's largest St. Patrick's Day event with performances from our dancers as well as local bands and cultural artists.

St. Patrick's Fest' is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to perform for their family, friends, and the general public who attend the event.

Traditional Irish food and beverages are sold and the evening is filled with continuous entertainment, an Irish market with souvenirs for sale, silent auctions, and fun activities for families and children.

All dancers are invited and encourage to perform at our St. Patrick's Fest!


Friday, June 14th, 2024 

Location - Prairie Theatre Exchange

McConnell School of Dance is proud hold our 72nd Annual Recital this season.  Our Annual Recital is the culmination of a year's worth of hard work on the part of our dancers and instructors and is a great opportunity for parents and family members to come out and cheer the dancers on.

Annual scholarship recipients are announced (MSDSA's Jacquie White Lyons & Vickie Celine) and dancers make memories to last a lifetime.  

The Annual Recital is held at the end of our Full Season (Sept - May) at Prairie Theatre Exchange.  Dancers confirm their participation in the recital in January and tickets tickets are available for sale in April.

Generations of Irish dancers have looked forward to our Annual Recital and all McConnell Irish Dancers are encouraged to participate.



Folklorama 2024 

Week 2 August 11 - 17th, 2024

McConnell dancers have performed at the Ireland-Irish Pavilion, Emerald Isle Pavilion, and the Mug Pub Pavilion.  McConnell Irish Dance has sponsored and operated the Isle of the Shamrock Pavilion, the United Kingdom Pavilion and currently sponsors the British Isles Pavilion.

The pavilion start up funds are raised through fundraising events during the dance season. All proceeds from the pavilion go directly to our non-profit organisation in support of our dancers.

Folklorama cannot take place without the hard work of many volunteers to run the various areas of the pavilion.  Dancers are asked to provide at least 1 volunteer (family member or friend) for each night of the festival.  Dancers who are unable to provide volunteers may opt for a monetary donation to our Student's Association (amount to be determined on a yearly basis)

We invite and encourage all dancers to take part in Folklorama!