Monday, 22 January 2018

Competitive Division - CRN 2018 Competitions

Competitive Division - CRN 2018 Competitions

CRN has released their calendar for 2018.  Please see below or visit our website for the complete list of 2018 Competitions in the North American Region.

Our instructors are planning to attend  the competitions in bold.  Dancers are welcome to compete in any of the competitions below, regardless of whether instructors or other members of the school are attending.  Registration will be sent out for ALL North American Region competitions and dancers can confirm their participation at that time.
If you have any questions, please contact us!

·USA Nationals  Feb 17th, 18th, 19th 2018
·McGinley School Feis    April 7th, 2018 (Harrisburg, PA)
·Feile La Naomh Padraig   May 19th, 2018  (Harrisburg, PA)
·Canada Feile  May 26th (Winnipeg, MB)
·World Championships June 21st - 24th 2018 (Killarney, Ireland)
·Red Shoe Feile  July 21st, 2018  (Wichita, Kansas)
·Shelagh Feile - Aug 11th, 2018  (Dayton, Ohio)
  Berkshire Feile - Sept 15th, 2018 (MA)
·USA Regionals  Oct 6th & 7th 2018 (Location TBD)
·Rince Nua Feile  Nov 3rd, 2018  (Minneapolis, MN)

·Rince Ri Feis & Qualifiers Dec 1st, 2018

Annual Recital - May 30th, 2018

Annual Recital - Update

Please mark the date on your calendars!
Our Annual Recital has been confirmed for Wednesday, May 30th 2018 at Prairie Theatre Exchange 7:00 PM
Dress Rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, May 29th, 2017  Location TBD   All dancers performing in the recital are asked to please attend the dress rehearsal.
Sign up for the recital will be posted at the studio!

Thank you

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Holiday Break - Dec 22nd to Jan 7th, 2018

Holiday Break - Dec 22nd to Jan 7th, 2018
A reminder McConnell School of Dance will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 22nd to Sunday, January 7th, 2018.   Classes resume the week of Monday, January 8th 2018.

Please join us at Shannon’s Irish Pub (175 Carlton St.) on Thursday, December 21st for the United Kingdom Pavilion’s Holiday Celebration.  Doors Open at 6:30 PM   
Admission is free and it’s a family event so children are welcome to attend.

We wish our dancers and their families all the best for the holidays a very happy 2018!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

No Classes - Sat Nov 11th, 2017

A reminder there will be no classes on Saturday November 11th in observance of Remembrance Day.

Thank you,

McConnell School of Dance

Monday, 23 October 2017

Competitive Division - Update

Dear Competitive Division Dancers and Parents,

Please see below for an update on Philadelphia Entries, Private Lessons and Drop In Classes for Competitive Division.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Thank you,

Philadelphia Entries
A reminder, entry forms and all fees for the Philadelphia Feis are due in by Wednesday, October 25th.   Please do not miss the deadline as entries need to be mailed to the U.S. and extensions are not possible.
A reminder, all lesson fees must be up to date in order for dancers to register for competitions.   Please contact if your account is behind.

Private Lesson Sign Up
Dancers wishing additional one-on-one time for competitive dance, please visit the link below to sign up for private lessons.   The cost of private lessons for students registered in competitive division is $35 / hr ($45 for non-registered students).   To sign up, please use the following link;

Drop In Classes
Dancers who wish to attend additional lessons during the week on a “Drop In” basis are encouraged to do so, especially those who are preparing for the Rince Ri and Nationals competitions.
Drop in rates are $12 / 1hr class and $15 / 1.5 hr class ($20 / 1hr & $25/1.5 hr for non-registered students)
  • Dancers are asked to email to confirm their attendance in advance of the class.
  • Dancers are asked to fill out a PAYMENT FORM  (available at the studio) prior to every DROP IN CLASS and present to instructor before the class

Thursday, 12 October 2017

MSDSA - Board of Directors

Dear Dancers and Parents,

MSDSA – McConnell School of Dance Student’s Association held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 30th, 2017.   Thanks to all those who attended!

Many thanks to our 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors for their work last year. The  2016-2017 Board  was;
Julie Fisher - President
Jackie Naphin - Vice President
Allison Steeves - Secretary
Sandi Magyar - Treasurer
Directors - Shayleen McConnell Finucan, Tanis Olafson, Sue Mozdzen, Jacquie Cumming and  Christa Traczuk
Honorary Members - Tracy Balagus, Jocelyn Grant and Sandi Magyar

Our 2017 – 2018 Board of Directors is as follows;
President - Julie Fisher
Vice-President - Jackie Naphin
Secretary - Allison Steeves
Treasurer - Sandi Magyar
Directors - Shayleen McConnell Finucan, Tanis Olafson, Christa Traczuk, Jacquie Cumming
Honorary Members - Tracy Balagus, Jocelyn Grant, Sandi Magyar

MSDSA meetings are open for all +18 dancers or parents of dancers under 18 and we encourage everyone to attend and get involved in our activities!   Please visit our MSDSA page in the members area of our website for this season’s meeting minutes and updates.

Thank you,

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

MSDSA - Mom's Pantry Fundraiser

Dear Dancers and Dance Families,

We are pleased to announce a fundraiser opportunity for the dance school.  Now is a great time to stock up your pantry of freezer.  Perogies, chicken fingers, frozen fruit and vegetables, pizza pops, croissants, cookie dough, spices, and more!  There are catalogues available at the studio or you can complete your order online.

Each Seller needs to create their  own Buyer_ID before using the online store and before their customers (friends or families) can place orders.

Group Name:          McConnell School Of Dance
Order Number:      253804
Seller Passcode:    22162

Orders accepted online until end of day on Thursday, October 26th.

Pick up orders at the studio on Saturday, November 4th between 12:30 - 1 pm.

Any questions, call Allison at 290-3106 or

Thank you for your support.  Please help spread the word and make this a successful fundraiser.  Fundraising money helps provide water for the dancers, scholarships at the end of the dance year and more.
McConnell School of Dance Student's Association.