McGovern Irish Dance Weekly Newsletter January 29, 2024

Shelagh Mcgovern

It's Winter Workshop Weekend for the Lafayette Studio, Term 3 will begin soon (March) and our dancers are working hard preparing for the CRN North American National Championships!  

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January 29, 2024


Winter Workshops
Feb 2, 3 and 4
Indiana Winter Workshop (scroll below for more info)

CRN North America National Championships
Pittsburgh PA
February 17, 18, 19, 2024

Free Trial Classes
Dayton OH
Saturday Feb. 24, 2024 -  
Ages 6 - 17  @ 1:00 - 1:45
Monday February 26, 2024 -  Adults Ages 18+  @ 6:45 - 7:30

Troy OH
February 26, 2024
Ages 6 - 17  @ 6:00 - 6:45
Adults Ages 18+  @ 6:45 - 7:30

Lafayette IN
February 24, 2024
Ages 6 - 17 @ 1:00 - 1:45
Adults Ages 18+ Mon. Feb. 26 @ 12:45 -1:30


Monday Adults - Cross Reel
Mondays until Nationals 6:45 - 7:30 Cross Reel and Adult Beginners
7:30 - 8:15 Advanced Adult class
Can go over time if needed

Team Practice Schedule
Thursdays @ 6:30 - 7:30
Feb 1 & Feb 8
2/8 will cover Teams, Award Dances and Championships



Winter Workshop –

Indiana Workshop - Lafayette's Saturday Classes will run as usual, we do have opportunities on Friday and Sunday to get some dancing done!  Friday's workshop will be held at the Northbend Community Center, Saturday and Sunday will be at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF)  Registration and more info can be found on the webpage

Friday February 2, 2024
Northbend Community Ctr. Hartford Hub
2000 Elmwood Ave - Jesco Hills Community Room
 Lafayette, IN 47904
5:30 - 6:00 Jump’n Jig Free Trial Class
6:00 - 6:45 Free Beginners Class
6:45 - 8:00 Bun - Mean Grad

Saturday February 3, 2024 (at the TAF)
10:00 - 10:30 Jump’n Jig Class Free Trial Class
10:30 - 11:15 - Free Beginners Class
11:15 - 12:30 Bun Grad/Level One
12:30 - 1:30 Ullmhuchan, Mean Grad, Ard Grad including adults

Sunday February 4, 2024 (at the TAF)
12:00 - 12:45 Free Beginners Class
12:45 - 1:30 Bun Grad
1:30 - 2:15 Ullmhuchan and Up (including hard shoe work)

Winter Workshop Info

Indiana Winter Workshop RSVP


 Check  Monday Adult Cross Reel Dancers.  No classes on Saturday (There will be Jump'n JIg Classes)



No changes on the schedule this week.






It's Winter Workshop Weekend!  Please check the workshop schedule and make sure you have signed up if you haven't already!

Current Members






You must bring your own resealable water bottle to class.  There are no cups available for dancers that for get their containers.  You may refill your container during class the sink or fountains with permission from your Instructor. 

Studio Behavior and Expectations

We need to have a quick chat about some studio behavior stuff. We've noticed some less-than-stellar attitudes and behavior from some dancers, and we want everyone to be on the same page. 

We'll be talking about this in class, but we need your help too. Please review our Studio Behavior and Expectations section of our handbook with your dancers to make sure they know what's up. You know as well as we do that repeating stuff is the key to making it stick.

If a dancer isn't meeting our expectations, they'll get a heads up.  In the event that a dancer continues to exhibit exhibit disruptive, disrespectful, or negative behavior,  they will be asked to sit in a designated area of the studio for the remainder of that class and observe the class. You will be notified via text message to come in to the studio to collect your dancer when class is finished and they will be able to explain to you  why they were asked to observe rather than participate and what they plan to do to correct the issue for the next class.

We want to work together to make sure the environment stays positive and respectful for everyone.

Thanks for being amazing dance families!



Click the Performance Sign Ups button to for our performance schedule and to sign up for upcoming performances.  



Feb 17, 18, 19
CRN North America National Championships, Pittsburgh PA

April 13
Birch Run Open Feis, Birch Run MI
Rince Na Graine Feis, Hopkins MN

June 2
McConnell Open, Winnipeg CA

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