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In 1996, Scoil Rince O'Ceallaigh and Scoil Rince Ni Fhearraigh joined forces to introduce The Irish Dance Studio to the York Region area. The directors, Yvonne Kelly and Joanne Vanderloo, have been involved in Irish dance since their early years of competing and then teaching in their own studios. Combined, they have been teaching Irish dancing for more than 50 years and have produced champions in Canada and the Mid-West United States, as well as North American, All Ireland and World Champion Medal Holders.

"The Irish Dance Studio has produced champions in Canada and the Mid-West United States, as well as North American, All Ireland and World Champion Medal Holders."



In addition to competitive dancing, the studio also participates in other performances such as the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Skydome, & Harbourfront events, the St. Patrick's Day performance at the Air Canada Centre for the Raptor's half-time show, and community events with the Knights of Columbus. Our dancers are sought after to perform at weddings, corporate events and fundraisers. Many of our dancers volunteer throughout the year to dance for our seniors at nursing homes, hospices as well as school and multi-cultural events.  In the spring of 2017, The Irish Dance Studio Celtic Energy dancers were invited by The League of Astonishing Strings to perform alongside the extraordinary Music City Strings (Nashville, Tenn.) in a 5 city, 10 day performance tour throughout China.  This was a remarkable opportunity for the dancers, who ranged in age from 12 to 17, as they were not only shown the love and enthusiasm of the people of China, but were also able to experience the country's culture and visit a number of its great landmarks, including The Great Wall and Tinanmen Square.  Copy and paste the following link into your browser for a look at the finale of the show!

https://www.facebook.com/IDSdance1996/videos/714635748702966/

 

The Irish Dance Studio, while enjoying success in the competitions, understands that competition is not for everyone. With this in mind, we have provided a Recreational Program for the first time dancer, and a number of options for Summer Camps. While the students learn the same dances as the competitive division, this program is an ideal way to introduce students to Irish dance in a relaxed and fun environment...for more information click here



"Many of our dancers volunteer throughout the year to dance for our seniors at nursing homes, hospices as well as school and multi-cultural events."





  • 2009 World Medalist Team
  • 2009 World Medalist Team