Join our Performance Team!

McConnell School of Dance Performance Team was established in 2007 due to the growing requests for performances locally and abroad.  Our Performance team is a professional troupe comprised of dancers of all ages, talented musicians, and singers who perform locally at 30 - 50  shows each year and travelled all over the world.

Performance Team dancers are dedicated, hardworking, and willing to commit to dance above other extracurricular activities.  Dancers achieve the highest standard of Irish dance, gain confidence, learn valuable performance skills and work together as a team.  Dancers in our Performance Teams become dance family, make life-long friendships, and benefit from experiences beyond a standard dance class.

Performance Team enrolment is 12 months and dancers commit to classes and shows for the entire year.  Placement in Performance Division teams is determined by age and ability but all dancers are welcome to join our team.


  • Completed at least 1 full year in our Recreational or Competitive classes.
  • Must be enrolled in a Level 1 - 5 Class


Dancers will be placed on either the Junior or Advance team, depending on their age, dance level and skill. Dancers must fulfil all admission requirements for their Performance Team. 



  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM    Junior Team
  • 6:30 - 7:15 PM    Show Practice
  • 7:15 - 8:00 PM    Ceili / Teams
  • 8:00 - 9:00 PM    Advanced & Senior Team

Dancer's schedules may vary depending on performances and events. 



Our performance troupe has been privileged to participate in many CIOFF and International festivals through the years including;

2007 - Peru
2009 - Costa Rica
2011 - Bulgaria
2012 - Walt Disney World Florida
2013 - Ireland (Limerick & Dublin)
2016 - Peru
2017 - North Carolina, USA

International festivals are an exciting and enriching opportunity for dancers to travel to far locations to share and experience other cultures and make life long friendships. CIOFF is a member of UNESCO which includes 62 Countries, and festivals take places all over the world, including Folklorama. 

Each festival is unique and hosting members may set criteria such as festival duration, number of performers, traditional or contemporary cultural representation, age of participants, and live music or dance components.   Most CIOFF festivals provide meals and accommodation once participants arrive at the festival and some provide monetary compensation.  Accommodation may vary from hotels, hostels, school or university dormitory, or billeting with host families.