While St. Patrick’s Day may be behind us, that doesn’t mean that professional dance company MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance is taking time off—not by a long shot! This local studio in Akron, Ohio has a number of youth dance programs, dance performances and other community events planned for the Summit County, Ohio area in the coming months. Not only will Irish dance enthusiasts be able to partake in an evening of traditional Irish dancing from MacConmara Academy’s young students, but those who are interested in learning the art themselves will be able to sign up for Irish dance classes this summer at their Hudson, Ohio and Green, Ohio locations. Even little ones curious about jazz classes will have the opportunity to sign up for a jazz workshop in May so they may determine if such an activity is right for them!
It’s safe to say that MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance has been busy over the last few months. Not only did they perform for quite a few community events throughout Summit County in order to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but they were also able to welcome back one of their very own from the 2013 World Irish Dance Championships! This prestigious competition was held in Boston during the week of March 20th-28th. Thousands of dancers participated in the event, and MacConmara Academy student Tyler Kemerer placed 12th in the Boys 15-16 category. Quite the accomplishment!
For those who want to see just what the students from this professional dance company can do, you will be happy to learn that MacConmara Academy will be having a dance performance this month. On Sunday, April 21st at 3pm, the MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance will hold their annual dance recital at St. Matthew’s in Ellet. Anyone who wants to see this art in person is welcome to attend! Tickets are available at $5 for children and $8 for adults. Refreshments will also be provided after the show.
Although this professional dance company in Akron is primarily known for their Irish dance classes, little ones who want to try out jazz can do so at MacConmara’s jazz workshop next month. The jazz workshop is open to all children for $15 per participant. During the two-hour course, children will learn various jazz moves from one of MacConmara’s experienced instructors.
A new summer session of Irish dance classes will begin June 3rd at 5pm at MacConmara’s studios in Hudson and Green. This youth dance program will last for eight weeks, during which time the students will be taught the fundamentals of traditional Irish dance by teachers with years of professional and competitive experience. In addition to the new summer session, MacConmara will also be offering their summer dance camp from August 5th-8th.
Between community events, dance performances, jazz workshops, and summer sessions of their Irish dance classes, MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance has plenty to look forward to! To help you keep track of their class schedule and upcoming events, MacConmara Academy has a convenient calendar available on their website at www.macconmaraacademy.com. To learn more about this professional dance company in Summit County, Ohio, as well as the youth dance programs offered at their studios in Hudson, Ohio and Green, Ohio, give them a call at 330.608.6959.
MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance
2760 S Arlington Rd