McGovern Irish Dance Weekly Newsletter February 5, 2024

Shelagh Mcgovern

Get your calendars out, folks! We're gearing up for the CRN North American National Championships, and boy, are we excited! Be sure to keep an eye out for any schedule changes that may come up as we prep for this epic event. But don't worry, we've got your back with some speedy Bun Grad Sessions on Thursday to make up for any missed classes.
And wait, there's more! Mark your calendars with a big red circle for our upcoming Free Trial Class Days at the end of the month. Trust us, you won't want to miss out on this sweet opportunity.
Oh, and let's not forget about the Green Season that's almost here, baby! Get ready for some serious fun.



February 5, 2024


CRN North America National Championships
Pittsburgh PA
February 17, 18, 19, 2024
There will be no classes at any of our studios on these days.

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 8
2/8 will cover Teams, Award Dances and Championships



 February Free Trial Classes
Irish dance could be the perfect fit for you! But before you take the leap, why not have a sneak peek at our free trial events for ages 5 to 105? It's a fantastic opportunity to discover if Irish dance is their happy place before signing up. Come along and let's dance our way to fun and friendship!

These sessions are ideal for new dancers.  If you have some friends or coworkers that you think might like to try a class, please share this info with them.

Learn more and reserve your space here

Saturday February 10 Make Up Day

There will be no MID classes on Saturday February 10, to make up for that time we are offering classes on Thursday May 8 as follows.  Dancers that are in ANY of our beginner classes are welcome to attend.  No need for sign ups, just show up if you want to get some extra studio time.

5:30 - 6:00 
Bun Grad Reel and Slip Jig

6:00 - 6:30
Bun Grad Light Jig and Single Jig 


 Monday Adult Cross Reel Dancers. 
 Saturday No Classes
(There will be Jump'n JIg Classes w a special schedule)



No changes on the schedule this week.





No Changes on  the schedule this week.





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. 



Click the Performance Sign Ups button to for our performance schedule and to sign up for upcoming performances.  
Green Season line up is up, and things will continue to be added to the line up.  Click on the button below to go to the page.



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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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!

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