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Open House and Fall Classes

I can’t believe the school year is going to begin soon.  Summer seems like it just started.  Our open houses are a great way for you to come meet me, see the studio and have an opportunity to ask questions.  Our open house schedule is as follows:

Omaha – 9 August 3-5pm  at the Omaha Irish Cultural Center, 2436 South 120th Street, Omaha, NE

Omaha – 10 August 2-4pm  at the Omaha Irish Cultural Center, 2436 South 120th Street, Omaha, NE

Kansas City – 31 August 2-4pm  at 6106 Martway Street, Misssion, KS

Lincoln –   17 August 2-4pm at  Club Kicks, 4820 Rent Worth Dr # 3, Lincoln, NE 

Just to stay ahead of the curve here at Dowds Irish Dance, fall classes will be 1 September in Omaha, on 4 September in Kansas City and Lincoln on 7 September.  We’ve had a great summer and the students have been working hard.  So many new successes at competitions and personal achievements in class.  I’m looking forward to the start of our 4th year!

 

Regular Class Schedule Resumes Week of 4 August

The last week of camp ends on 1 August and our regular class schedule begins the following Monday, 4 August.

Omaha and Kansas City Summer Beginner Camps Starting Soon!

Irish dancers perform at Bergan Elementary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginner summer camps are a great way for kids to learn about Irish dance.  Students will learn basic Irish dance steps and one or two complete beginner dances.  Kids have fun playing instructive games that integrate the steps in a fun learning environment.  The classes are two hours each day and run for one week.  It’s a great way to learn about Irish dance without any long-term commitment.   Of course if your kids enjoy Irish dance you can always sign up for regular classes, but there’s no obligation to do so.

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP FORM

YOU CAN ALSO CALL MARTY DIRECTLY AT 402.885.4931.

 

 

Kansas City Beginner Summer Camps!

Our Kansas City beginner summer workshops are a fun introduction to Irish dance.  They are one week in length and cover some basics of Irish step dancing.  A summer workshop is a great low cost way for you to see if your child might like Irish dance.  Let us know if you are interested by emailing us at marty@dowdsirishdance.com.  The new schedule is out now.  Click on the following link to access the registration form and schedule –  Summer Workshop Flyer 2014.  You can also view it on our Facebook page.

The KANSAS CITY camp dates and times are as follows:

June 9 – 13 9:00 – 11:00am
June 23 – 27 9:00 – 11:00am
July 14 – 18 9:00 – 11:00am
July 28 – Aug 1 9:00 – 11:00am

 

Omaha Beginner Summer Dance Camp Schedule!

Irish dancers perform at Bergan Elementary

Our Omaha summer workshops are a fun introduction to Irish dance.  They are one week in length and cover some basics of Irish step dancing.  A summer workshop is a great low cost way for you to see if your child might like Irish dance.  Let us know if you are interested by emailing us at marty@dowdsirishdance.com.  The new schedule is out now.  Click on the following link to access the registration form and schedule –  Summer Workshop Flyer 2014 .  You can also view it on our Facebook page.  

The OMAHA camp dates and times are as follows:

June 2nd – 6th 1-3pm
June 16th -20th 9-11am
July 7th-11th 9-11am
July 21th- 25th 1-3pm

 

Improvements in our dancers

Winners!

I’m so pleased with all the students’ performance last weekend in St. Louis.  Each February there is a double feis weekend in St. Louis.  The competition is stiff.  Great dancers come from all over the region to compete in these feiseanna.  I was pleased to see the progress in our students with many children placing in their respective competitions.  Sometimes I’m impatient for results and forget this is only year 3 of the school.  The changes I’ve made in our classes and private lessons in the past year have really targeted each student’s particular weaknesses.  These changes have begun to pay off with many kids showing marked improvement.  It’s all about a healthy competitive attitude, dance fundamentals and practice, practice, practice.  I’m glad to report all three have improved in our students.  I’m very proud of their hard work and look forward to seeing them continue to grow as students and competitors.

EXPANDING – New Home in Kansas City

We finally have a new home in Kansas City.  We will be in residence at the Academy of the Arts in Overland Park.  The address is 9201 W. 133rd St.; Overland Park, KS 66213.  Classes begin 9 January.  Sign up here at the website or call 402.885.4931.  See you in January.

Dowds Coming to Kansas City in January

We are please to announce that Dowds Irish Dance is expanding to Kansas City in January 2014.  If you are interested in classes or more information, please contact us via the website or call us at 402.884.4931.

 

Kansas City Opening Flyer

Greeley Irish Festival this weekend!

After great performances in the last month at Holy Cross Irish Festival and in Plattsmouth in the city square, we are excited to keep rolling with the performances at the Greeley Irish Festival.  This is our third year at the Festival.  The music is great, the food is great and of course the Dowds Irish Dance Academy dancers are…. Great!  You can find out more at www.greeleyirishfestival.com.  Hope you were there and enjoyed the festival!