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Shelagh Mcgovern

Weekly Newsletter
August 1 - August 7

This Week’s Schedule Changes/Updates

Dayton OH Troy OH

Lafayette IN

No Lessons

Tuesday & Thursday

Please refer to the schedule below that has been updated for August


Jump'n Jig Classes
Joe Workshop

Joe Workshop

Regular Schedule

Only Beginners class























Reel Irish Dance Camp  Dayton OH - Beginner and Advanced Camp 

Regular classes will coincide with these camps, so if you class during a camp time, you still have class.  

Irish dance camps are a fun way to learn a lot about Irish dance in a short amount of time.  Dancers will work on the foundation of basic Irish dance skills including proper footwork, rhythm, and team work in a fun loving nurturing environment.

Who Should Sign Up?

Beginner camp is appropriate for dancers still working through their Bun Grad Reel 

 Advanced Camp 
This is for dancers that have some Irish Dance experience or at least 1 season of classes with McGovern Irish Dance.  Dancers will continue to work on their Bun Grad and Open Organization steps as well as Hard shoe work so they are ready to start strong in September!


REEL Irish Dance Camp for Current Members:

Beginner REEL Irish Dance Camp $30 per dancer
Tuesdays & Thursdays  5:45 - 6:30 & Saturday at 10:45 

(No camp class on Saturday Aug 6 due to the Joe Workshop)

Kids that are in the  Tuesday 4:45 - 5:30, Thursday 5:45 - 6:30  may come to all 3 classes of Beginner REEL Irish Dance Camp each week through August, if they sign up for the Beginner REEL Irish Dance Camp,  just pick  1 class per week option and I will add you in


If you live closer to the Troy studio, you may come to the 7PM class in Troy for your additional class


Advanced REEL Irish Dance Camp  $50 per dancer
(includes 45 minutes of Saturday Joe Workshop)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 - 7:15 & Saturday 11:30 - 12:15
I also know that the sign up says this is just 2 days, but I have added the third day for you

Kids that are in the  Tuesday 5:30 - 6:15/6:15 - 7:00  may come to all 3 classes of Advanced REEL Irish Dance Camp each week through August, if they sign up for the Advanced  REEL Irish Dance Camp,  just pick  1 class per week option and I will add you in

If you live closer to the Troy studio, you may come to the 7PM class in Troy for your additional class


Reserve Your Spot Here

Special Guest Worskhop - August 6 & 7 Dayton OH

We are very excited to welcome back Joe LeDesma for our Summer Special Guest Workshop.  In this class we will be learning a new set dance appropriate for our dancers that know at least their Ullmhuchan hornpipe or treble jig, some different reel steps as well as working on technique, stamina and stage presences.  If you plan on going to CRN Regionals (October)  or Nationals (Feb 2023)  this is a GREAT workshop for you to attned

Reserve Your Spot Here




Performance Alerts!





Marigold Festival Hube Heights OH  
Sept. 10

Details coming Soon











                 Global Fest - West Lafayette IN
                 Sept. 17
                 Details coming soon











Studio Schedules
Below is the standard schedule and does NOT reflect any changes to schedules.

Any schedule changes will be announced within this newsletter, on parents facebook page and via text/email.

You can also find schedules for each studio on our web page under the  HOME   page tab








4:30 - 5:00

Baby Jig 

Ages 2 - 3

4:15 - 4:45
Jump’n Jig

Ages 4 - 6

5:45 - 6:30
Open Org Steps
(Rince Cairde)

5:45 - 6:30
RIDC Beginners and regular class member

9:15 - 9:45
Baby Jig

 Ages 2 - 3

5:15 - 5:45
Tiny Jig

Ages 3 - 4

4:45 - 5:30
New Beginners

6:30 - 7:45
Ull/Mean + MTE

6:30 - 7:30
RIDC Advance and regular Class embers

9:45 - 10:15
Tiny/Mini Jig

Ages 3 - 4

6:00 - 7:30

Mean & Adults

5:45 - 6:30
RIDC Beginners and regular class member


10:15 - 10:45
Little Jig 

Ages 5 - 6

7:30 - 8:30
Ard/Craobh Grad
This takes place of Tues Ard/Craobh Class

6:30 - 7:30
RIDC Advance and regular Class Members


10:45 - 11:30
RIDC Beginner & Advance and regular Class Members that have signed up for Advanced REEL Irish Dance Camp


10:00 - 3:00
Joe Worskhop




Lafayette IN Studio Schedule - Saturdays

6:00 - 6:30

Baby JIg Ages 2 - 3

10:00 - 10:30

Jump'n Jig

630 - 7:00

Tiny JIg Ages 3 - 4

10:30 - 11:15


7:00 - 7:30

Mini/ Little Combo Ages 4 - 6

11:15 - 12:00

Bun Grad/Ullmhuchan

7:30 - 8:15

Beginners ages 7 and up

12:00 - 12:45




12:45 - 1:45

Mean Grad & Up plus Open Org material



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If you are going to be 12 this year, or I have already spoken to you, you may try out for the Performance team.

We will still welcome ALL of our dancers to participate in our performances but I think it is important to have a core group of polished, well practiced dancers at each show.  These dancers will help lead the "up and coming" dancers and to put on the best performance each time we set our feet on the stage and be the ambassadors and leaders for McGovern Irish Dance
Performance Team Practices

Wednesdays 5:45 - 6:45 & Saturdays 12:00 - 1:30

Commitment is for one full session 

(of course you can do both sessions)

Session 1 - September - February

 Session 2 - March - August 

Tuition for Performance Team is $65/month or $360 per session
Try outs will be held Sunday August 28, 2022 
Deadline to sign up for the Try Outs is August 15.  
Once the sign ups come through, I will set a schedule.
Dancers that are in at least 3 Ard Grad Levels or  in Craobh grad do NOT need to try out, but simply let me know if they are willing to honor the commitment
Dancers will be asked to demonstrate the following steps/skills to the best of their ability, not the necessary perfection but the solid attempt and willingness to go for it!  
  • Level 2 or 3 Hornpipe
  • Open Organization Reel or Slip Jig
  • Front Clicks
  • Bicycles
  • Rocks
  • Cross Keys
What to Wear to Try Out
Dancers should show up to the Try Out in Black Shorts, pink logo MID shirt, poodle socks, both pairs of shoes and hair pulled off face and neck
Belonging to this team  is a very big commitment, every member needs to be just as committed as the next, therefore rules/guidelines have to be set and followed.  
Every team member will make a conscious effort to support one another and help the team improve as a whole. Help each other have a positive attitude, motivate each other, and be dedicated to the team.  Dance team members need to be prepared at practices, performances, and competition.