Summer camps help to eliminate any gaps in basic technique and will introduce dancers to new skills while having fun with MacConmara friends.  These camps will prepare students for some of the more complicated steps in their classes for next year.  Students in MacConmara camps drill a LOT of Irish dance skills in a short period of time.  Due to the intensity, students who participate in a summer camp are often able to advance more quickly.

Prerequisites are required for each camp based on class level during the 2018-2019 school year at MacConmara academy.  If in doubt of which camp to attend, please ask your teacher. 

$10 discount (per camp) given if you register for more than one camp this summer.



Hard Shoe Drill/Intro to Hard Shoe camp:   June 18, 19, 20 (T-TH)

10:00-12:00  Beginners, Advanced Beginner, Novice Levels

12:00-2:00  Open/PC/OC

If there isn’t enough signed up, we will combine the classes into one class from 10:00-12:00. An email will be sent out the week prior to the camp if it is combined. 

Intro to Hard Shoe & Traditional Hard Shoe Drill:  For students who were in the beginner level in 2018-2019 dance year and are ready to start hard shoes.  It is also for students who were in the advanced beginner level or Novice level, who want to drill hard shoe’s to improve their hard shoe skills, rhythm development and steps.   Hard shoes are needed for this camp, beginners can purchase hard shoes for this camp but please ask your child’s teacher if they are ready. 

Hard Shoe Drill:  For anyone in Open level or above to improve their hard shoes skills, rhythm, and steps.   It is suggested that all dancers can improve their hard shoe skills.

Tuition:  $70

Traditional set camp:  July 16-18 (T-TH)


For students who were in the advanced beginner level or above in 2018-2019 dance year.  We will be learning St. Patrick’s Day for students who have never learned a traditional set, and Job of Journeywork for those that already learned and mastered St. Patrick’s Day.

Tuition:  $70

Technique for Irish dance:  June 11-13  (T-TH)

10:00-12:00  Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Novice Levels

12:00-2:00   Open/PC/OC

For students in any level who want to work on proper technique.  We will be using progressive Dance Technique exercises and drills to help improve Irish Dance for competition.  (turnout, crossing, up on toes, posture, stage presence, jumps, etc).

Tuition:  $70

Oireachtas Ceili Camp:    July 9-11 (T-TH)

9:00-10:00  4 Hands

10:00-11:00  U8 Ceili

11:00-12:00  U10 Ceili

12:00-1:00   U12 Ceili

1:00-2:00   U15 Ceili

This camp is by invitation only.  Students who will be competing at the Oireachtas in ceili for 2019.  This will be a team building camp for all teams.  At Oireachtas, you cannot compete in both 4 hands and 8 hands.  Teresa is currently placing dancers on teams that will best fit each dancer, she will let everyone know as soon as possible.  Times may change slightly.

Tuition:  $20

SUMMER DANCE CAMP:  August 6,7,8,9  (T-F)

This camp is for students in all levels, ages 4 and up.  No experience needed.   End of summer review to keep dancers in shape and they will get a jump start on new material for the new dance year.   Lots of fun activities planned for this week, you don’t want to miss it.  There is a fun theme planned for each day for your dancer to dress up and win prizes.  A camp t-shirt is provided if registered before July 19.

Times will be sent out at a later time, it will be scheduled during the day-so please make arrangements.  Most levels will be at least 4 hours this year, and the kids will bring a packed lunch and drink, spare t-shirt, and a towel.  This information will be sent out soon. 

Tuition:  $140 for 16 hours of dance & FUN!