BERGEN COUNTY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND DANCE-OUTS
We usually have an amazing turnout of dancers and families for this event which will be Sunday, March 11th! Chris Conway (Karen’s husband) is one of the Aides to the Grand Marshal this year so we hope to see lots of you there!
Thank you in advance to our dancers who are signing up for and are performing at various St. Patrick’s Day shows and functions! You make us proud! We also appreciate all the parents who will be shepherding them to and from all the shows !!
RINGWOOD ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND SHOW
The parade is Saturday, March 24th . Line up is at 12:30 – Parade starts at 1:00pm. The show starts at 3:00pm. We need to know if your dancer will be participating.
SCHOOL COSTUMES: We have a limited number of school embroidered costumes for a reduced sale price of $200.
ANNUAL SPRING RECITAL – (Ceili)
The date for this year’s Recital with the McLoughlin Dancers is Sunday, MAY 6th. The location is Guardian Angels Auditorium in Allendale from 2 – 6pm. More information will be coming home shortly. This is a very popular afternoon highlighting our beginner, novice and prizewinner dancers and in past years has been a sold out event. We don’t want anyone to be disappointed so you really will have to purchase tickets as soon as they open. Last year some people who ordered at the last minute were unable to get tickets. Thanks! At this time we are looking for someone to chair this event, please email me if you are interested. Thank you to Deirdre Morris (Neidin’s mom) and Siobhan Keegan (Maeve’s and Clare’s mom) who have volunteered to chair the Raffle Committee for this.
For the ceili we would like to try and get more help from committees. Here are some examples of where we are going to need people to sign up for spots:
- Raffle - on the day of the ceili - people that will help our raffle chairs to deliver the baskets to the proper tables when won. Also, people to take turns sitting at the door to sell raffle tickets.
- 50/50 - someone to take charge of this on the day of the ceili, and along with another person, go to each table and sell tickets.
- Definitely some dads to sign up to take shifts in the kitchen/bar so the burden is not just on 2 or 3 people.
- Also a few more dads to help put up tables/chairs earlier in the day (of the ceili)
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - JOURNAL COVER CONTEST FOR THE RECITAL
We would like to invite all of our dancers to submit a drawing/painting/sketch to us which we will then use for the cover of our Journal this year at the Ceili/Recital!!!! A prize ($25 Amazon Gift Card) will be given to the winning submission. Please design a picture (8 1/2 x 11 size) and put your name on the BACK along with your class location and return to class later than FRIDAY, MARCH 30th.
SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP DATES
Monday, July 30th through Thursday, August 2nd.
The summer workshop is a wonderful opportunity for every dancer to improve technique, turn out, and learn new material. While all Oireachtas dancers should be participating, all levels of dancers are encouraged to attend as this is a great path to moving ahead. The King Center in Ringwood, NJ is an air-conditioned studio with multiple dance floors and thus an ideal location for the workshop. The week is very beneficial to all of our dancers so register now.
We are very happy that we have our workshop teacher, Carol Leavy Joyce, who is a former World Champion, TCRG/ADCRG, a teacher of World Champions and a choreographer for dance shows! This is a great opportunity for all of our dancers!
NATIONALS ENTRIES ARE DUE SOON - PLEASE REMIT YOUR FEES TO PATSY AT CLASS. PLEASE GO ON THE NATIONALS WEBSITE TO SEE THE FEES.
Lastly, CEILI JOURNAL
Soon, I will send out info on placing a congratulatory message/picture in our Recital Journal. It is going to be due earlier than usual this year as I will be in Ireland in April and so I will need to have all ads in beforehand. So, watch for journal/ticket info.
- Reminder re: class fees. All monthly fees are due at class or by mail by the FIRST class of the month.
HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY EVERYONE!!!