McGovern Irish Dance Weekly Newsletter August 8 -14

Shelagh Mcgovern

Weekly Newsletter
August 8 - August 14

This Week’s Schedule Changes/Updates

Dayton OH Troy OH

Lafayette IN

Regular Schedule

Regular Schedule
(Last Class for the Season)

Regular Schedule


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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 


 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.

Troy Studio Updates

Troy classes will have their last class for the term this Tuesday August 9.  If you would like to continue through August you may come to the Tuesday classes , contact Shelagh to find out which one.  [email protected] or call/text 937 321 6687

Make sure you get registered for the new term before the registration fee goes up.  Aug 15 is the deadline.

Lafayette IN Studio Updates

Final class for the Troy studio for the Summer term will be on Aug. 27.  Your classes will resume on Sept. 10.  Make sure you get registered for the new term before the registration fee goes up.  Aug 15 is the deadline.

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


Joe Worskhop

11:30 - 5:30




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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Jump'n Jig
Fall Term Enrollment is Open!
In my never ending search to make things easier for you and me, I have utilized a different enrollment tool. Most of you should be familiar with it, especially if you scheduled a free trial or other event with us. Good news, if that's the case, you likely already have an account in the system. So, there is one step eliminated! Hurray!