McConnell Irish Dancers are one of the oldest Irish dance troupes in North America. Founded in Ireland over 100 years ago, the school was established in Winnipeg, Canada in 1947. Well into it’s third generation, the school is under the direction of accomplished dancer and choreographer Shayleen McConnell Finucan. McConnell Irish Dance is the largest and longest established Irish Dance school in Manitoba with locations in Winnipeg and Brandon.
McConnell Dancers are recognized for their high calibre, energetic performances which encompasses both traditional and contemporary forms of Irish Dance.
National and International award-winning McConnell Dancers compete at the highest levels including the World Irish Dance Championships in Ireland, hosted by Cumann Rince Náisiúnta (CRN). McConnell Irish Dancers are founding members of Folklorama and proud sponsors of the Isle of the Shamrock and United Kingdom Pavilions. The group has travelled the world to perform at C.I.O.F.F International Dance Festivals, Peru (2007), Costa Rica (2009), Bulgaria (2011), Disney World (2012), Ireland, (2013), Peru (2016), North Carolina (2017).
McConnell Irish Dancers perform at over 60 local and charitable performances each year and have performed at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and with well-known performers such as “The Irish Rovers”, “Tommy Makem”, and “The Irish Descendants”.Book Now!