Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Congratulations to the following dancers, who have made it into the Stanford School of Irish Dance Junior Performing Troupe:

Katie Staples
Sadie Gorman-Asal
Madeleine Gorman-Asal
Victoria Campbell
Keely Rutter
Gaby Rutter
Angela Ives-Thurston
Melanie Hamel
Andrea Hayes
Bailey Clarkson
Sophie Cameron-Howe
Elisabeth Morrison
Chloe Parent
Paige Parent
Sidney Murgatroyd
Morrigan Gemell
Erin Patterson
Erin Fogarty
Elizabeth Campbell

IF your name is NOT on this list, and you would still like to audition for Jr. Troupe, please be sure to come to the next rehearsal on November 7. The list will be updated after the final round of auditions.

Please note the November 7 is the LAST opportunity to audition for Junior Troupe; after this date the Troupe will be finalized for the 2009/2010 year.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Change in Date for the Christmas Recital

Please note that the date for the Christmas Recital has changed from Sunday, December 13 to Saturday, December 12 at 3:00 pm.

Dancers will need to be at the Tom Morrison Auditorium at 2:00 pm in their costumes.

More details to follow!


Monday, October 19, 2009

News for the week of October 19

Many SSID dancers are headed to Boston this week (October 23 - 25) to compete at the Neponset Valley Feis on Saturday, and the Harvest Time Feis on Sunday.

Good luck to:

Chantal Beriault
Brianne Carbno
Julia Forestell
Anya Forestell
Caroline Forestell
Maddie Gorman-Asal
Sadie Gorman-Asal
Danielle LeBlanc
Anna McGarry
Kay Mills
Robyn Patterson
Erin Patterson
Keely Rutter
Gabrielle Rutter
Claire Vezina

TROUPE AUDITIONS were held on Saturday for the Junior Troupe. A complete list of Junior Troupers will be posted on this blog tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


A reminder that the Junior Troupe Auditions are this Saturday, October 17 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Senior Troupe will rehearse Saturday as well from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. ONLY those Senior Troupe dancers who are performing in the November 15 show in Moncton should attend this rehearsal.

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Please note that we have had to cancel our adult ceili class.

We may offer a class in the new year if there is enough interest. If you would like to try adult ceili (a great way to exercise!) please drop Sharon a line at stanfordirishdance@gmail.com.

We need a minimum of 10 participants to go ahead with a class.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Celtic Discovery Performing Troupe in Gaspé

August 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Need socks, shoes, wig, accessories?

I am going to Faery Reel on Friday, October 9. If you need anything, please be sure to let me know by October 8. If you go to www.faeryreel.com you can view their merchandise and let me know exactly what you are looking for!


Open to all; Beginners welcome!

Eight-week session starts on October 6, 2009
Forest Hill School
7:30 - 8:30

Cost: $60 per participant for the whole 8 weeks!

Teachers are Samantha Stanford and Nikki Doucet

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Junior Troupe Auditions are coming up!

October 17, from 5:30 - 6:30 at the studio. You have to be in Advanced Beginner 1 (Thursday at 5:30) and up in order to audition.


Please note that ONLY those Senior Troupe members are who performing in the show in Moncton on November 15 should attend the next two Senior Troupe Practices:
October 17, 6:30 - 8:00
November 7, 6:30 - 8:00

There MAY be an additional rehearsal on Saturday, November 14 before the show; just to run it through one more time.