Tuesday, October 26, 2010


First of all:

Congrats to all dancers who competed in Boston -- you all did amazing!!  Special congrats to Sammi Stanford who placed 5th and 6th in Preliminary Championships; and to Brianne Carbno who placed 11th in her Preliminary Champ competition on Sunday; AND to Nikki Doucet who did AWESOME her very first time in Prelim Champs on Saturday!  Good job girls!

Just a couple of notes; the CSAC Haunted House is taking place this week-end from Friday to Sunday; so we will have no troupe rehearsals this week-end.  There is some prep work being done for the event at the Centre this week.

For our competitive dancers in Senior 2; we will still be having the mental preparation session with Debbi Topp from 4:00 - 5:00 pm on Saturday. 

Don't forget about ADULT CEILI this week at Priestman Street School, Tuesday at 7:30!

Monday, October 18, 2010


Hi everyone

Just a few updates this week:

The Monday Novice 1 and Novice 2 classes will COMBINE this week; so both classes should come on Monday, October 18 from 5:30 - 7:00.

ADULT CEILI IS A GO!  The class will run on Tuesdays until November 23 at Priesman Street Elementary School, from 7:30 - 8:30.  It's not too late to join; as we have new students joining at any time!  Please email stanfordirishdance@gmail.com for more info.

There are no troupe rehearsals OR Open Practice in the studio this week-end as many SSID dancers are heading to BOSTON  to compete at back-to-back feisanna.  Good Luck to all!

Thanks and have a great week!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Update for the Week of October 12

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Don't forget about ADULT CEILI tonight, October 12, at Priestman Street School, 7:30 - 8:30.
Come on our and work off some of that turkey dinner!!

The SSID TROUPES rehearse this week-end, on Sataurday October 16.  Please note that the dressmaker will be at the Senior Troupe practice for final fittings for the dress & shawl.  Rehearsal is mandatory; and will take place from 5:30 - 6:30. 
Also, please remember to bring in your payment for your troupe dress if you haven't already!!!

Junior Troupe will rehearse from 6:30 - 7:30.  Again, this rehearsal is mandatory!

Please note that if you miss rehearsal, this will likely mean a smaller or understudy role in our choreography for the Christmas show.

OPEN PRACTICE will take place again on Sunday, October 17, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.  All dancers are welcome to attend. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Just a quick note:

Our Christmas Show date has been changed, due to conflicts with other dance shows and the auditorium availability.

The show will be held on Saturday, December 18, at 3:00 pm in the Tom Morrison Auditorium at FHS.

Call time for dancers is 2:30.

More information will follow in the October newsletter. 

Monday, October 4, 2010


Happy October everyone!

  • A reminder that ADULT CEILI starts Tuesday night, October 5 at the Priestman Street School, from 7:30 - 8:30.  All are welcome -- no experience required!  We hope to see you there.

  • Open practices have started again!  These are on Sunday afternoons, from 4:00 - 5:30.  All dancers are welcome to Open practice; but keep in mind there is no teacher directing the practice.  Therefore, parents of dancers under 12 MUST remain at the studio for the duration of the session; and dancers should be disciplined enough to be able to work on their own without direction or supervision.  Open practice can be a fun time to get together with other dancers to review steps and learn from one another -- but remember, you get out of it what you put in!!!

  • There will be NO classes on Monday October 11.  A reminder that starting Monday October 18, the Novice 1 and 2 classes will be combined -- so both classes will come from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  However any dancer looking for extra help is welcome to come to the studio at 5:00 for supplementary review/practice.
And finally:  dancers in the Thursday 5:30 class will be starting HARD SHOE dancing on Thursday, October 14! 

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!