Very proud of raising €845 at the Class Feis in June. Thank you to all the parents and volunteers that ran the Cake Sale on the day and all the families that cooked and baked cakes and treats for everyone to buy. Thank you for all your support in raising this amazing amount. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
We love to see the excitement in the children's faces when they win the dancer of the week trophy....Wonderful!!!
A little shout out to our Dancer of the Week winners - well done everyone - getting better week by week!!!
Dancer of the Week Wall of Fame!!! Below is a list of fantastic Irish Dancers who have made it onto the notorious wall of fame......
We just want to give a shout out to these amazing dancers. They worked really hard and deserve a little recognition for being so good in class.... Well done everyone!!!!
Dancer of the Week - Catchup!! These awesome Cabe Academy Irish Dancing students made huge progress over the last few weeks!
Having spent the last week in Camp Rince Ceol in the Dunn School campus, Los Olivos, California, it’s time to put pen to paper.
Camp Rince Ceol is run by Sheila Ryan and Tony Davoren and this year they are celebrating 15 years running the camp.
Children come from all over the country to attend the camp and even as far away as Canada. The first impression when you come through the gates is the shear size of the operation. It’s located in the heart of wine country and the scenery is nothing short of breathtaking. With a large stage under a tall oak tree to greet the students as they arrive on the campus.
The days are filled with intense dance classes, where hard work is expected. Followed by evenings full of fun activities such as discos, pool time and sing-songs. There are so many things to do, every minute of the day is filled, offering the children such a rich and memorable experience. Nearly all of it is Irish dance and music orientated, which is the one thing they all have in common - the love of dance. And the experiences they have here at camp serve to enhance that love. The children here are having the time of their lives and I know that the friends they make and the bonds they share will last a lifetime.
I can only wish I had this when I was growing up. I feel a little bit jealous of all these kids that they are experiencing something I never had. :-)
One of the highlights for us was walking back to our house at the end of a long day of dancing and looking at the stars. The campus is so remote that there is very little light pollution so it feels like the stars are so close you could touch them, they are literally popping out of the sky. Myself and Aisling have never seen such a sky from Ireland.
Sheila and Tony have said on numerous occasions that they understand they are looking after parents most valuable possessions, which I think is a great attitude to have. And you can see time and time again that they care deeply for these children and want to look after them, and give them that lifetime experience that they will cherish forever.
My only problem is that they don’t have a camp in Ireland. If they did, it’s something I would definitely support and encourage others to support. I believe it’s something all children should experience; to build friendships, to work hard and to nurture a love of Irish Dance.
We have a little catch up of "dancer of the week" from the last couple of weeks, some pictures of our Luttrellstown Castle performance. and a couple of pictures of our Cabe Cardio Ceili Adult class at our Irish Nights performance in the Belvedere Hotel.
A little shout out to the girls below for being brilliant in class. They all won dancer of the week in their classes. Their focus and hard work in class does not go unnoticed and they are coming on so quickly because of it. So well done girls, you make us proud.
These 2 little stars below performed at Luttlrellstown Castle and they were amazing. There was actually 3 of them so when I get a picture of our 3rd little performer I will post it here. Well done girls, you shone on stage, and and made us really proud. Please keep up the hard work, these little gigs are so much fun and we're so happy you got to experience them. We also have to the right, the new Fingal Mayor, Mags Murray.
Below we have Mariam Elbadri, Miriam Lee and Aisling McCabe before their amazing performance at Powerscourt House and Gardens. Great job ladies!!!
A beautiful picture of the gardens from Powerscourt House. I'd recommend everyone to go and visit this place.
After watching Michael Flatley on ITV last night with "Michael Flatley A Night To Remember", it reminded us of why we love Irish dancing so much. It brought back so many fantastic memories watching Michael and the cast perform, and we really hope our little dancers got to see it. If you didn't you might be able to catch it on ITV player.
They also performed a number from the new show - Lord of the Dance Dangerous Games - with Nadine Coyle singing and the lads dancing in the background. It was great and we can't wait to see the whole show. They'll be in the O2 on the 27th March next year. The poster below features James Keegan and Thomas Cunningham, two top class performers and really good friends of ours.
Some big improvements this week at Cabe Academy of Irish Dance. Everyone works really hard in class and you can see it in their dancing. We had a couple of first time winners which is always nice, and then there were a few that would could not help but award them the trophy again. Keep up the amazing work, you are all little stars.
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David McCabe TCRG