Halloween Feis and Upcoming Events

We had a great weekend last weekend at the SoCal Halloween Feis in Orange County! Each girl came home with a medal or trophy. For some, this is the last feis before the Oireachtas. The girls had a chance to perform the steps that they will be doing, as well as apply corrections that they have been given over the past several months. I am so proud of everyone for doing so well at the feis!

Some brief announcements:

  1. I still need dancers for the Simi Valley SnowFest on Sunday, November 6 at 1:30 PM. Please let me know by this Friday, October 28 if your dancer can perform.
  2. We are now taking spirit wear orders for the holidays. We have two different vendors for the embroidery and the T-shirts. T-shirts can be purchased through our website. The sizes listed in the dropdown menus for T-shirts are the only ones available. There are two options for embroidered items:
    1. Buy the item yourself (sweatshirt, polo shirt, gym bag, etc) and pay for the embroidery only. Large SRDR logo is $25 and $5 more for the dancer’s name. Smaller logo, like for the polo shirt, is $15. If you would like to supply your own items and pay for only the embroidery, please bring me the items and a check made out to Koko Pele Ent., and I will forward them to our supplier.
    2.  If you want the supplier to provide both the item and embroidery, use the form provided in the spirit wear link above to pay for your order.
    3. I need all orders in to me by Friday, November 4.
  3. There will be no classes on Wednesday, November 23.
  4. The next feis is the Palm Springs Feis on December 3-4. There is no other information online besides that. I will keep everyone posted.
  5. I will be out of town December 14-26. Eligible dancers will compete at the Palm Springs Feis, then we will have our Christmas party on December 7 from 3-5 PM. We will return back to our normal class schedule starting in January.

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Simi Valley Snow Fest – November 6, 2016

Our next show is the Simi Valley Snow Fest on Sunday, November 6 at 1:30 pm! This will be our 3rd time participating in the event, which takes place at Rancho Madera Community Park, 556 Lake Park Drive in Wood Ranch. This is a fun event with snow slides, inflatables, crafts, and entertainment. All dancers are invited to participate. I need dancers present at 1230 pm. Please let me know by next week (Oct 22-23) if your dancer is able to attend. I look forward to a great show day!

Check out some of the photos from our 2015 performance! Photos courtesy of Rancho Simi Parks and Recreation District.

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Fall Dance Camp and 3rd Annual Recital

Scoil Rince Daryl Rose had a very busy weekend! We were up bright and early at 7 AM for our fall dance camp full of learning new steps, refining old ones, and drills–loads of drills. The girls worked very hard and had great attitudes. Special shout out to my novice/prizewinner girls for being so helpful with the little ones. It was a great day!

Directly after our camp, we held our 3rd Annual Recital. The girls showed off the dances that they have been working on, as well as some oldies. We also had our Oireachtas girls do a few dances to recognize them for their hard work for the regional competition ahead. I am so proud of our dancers, and so happy to see the progress from year one until now!

See you at classes this week! x


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St. Ambrose Fall Feis 2016

Scoil Rince Daryl Rose dancers were quite busy this past weekend! We performed at the Living Green Expo on Saturday, September 24 at the Simi Valley Town Centre. This is our 3rd year having involvement in this event. The Living Green Expo is an annual event put on by the City of Simi Valley, and features green, sustainable vendors, live entertainment, paper shredding, bicycle safety, and loads of fun for children. The girls had a great time performing on the Main Stage. I love seeing the progression from year one until now!

Scoil Rince Daryl Rose had a great showing at St. Ambrose Fall Feis on Sunday. The feis took place at the Westin Los Angeles Airport on September 24 and 25. The girls took home many medals and trophies, and all had a great time with their friends from SRDR and schools all around southern California. It was a great weekend. Thank you, dancers and parents, for helping to make this event so great!

A few reminders:

  1. Fall Dance Camp is taking place this Saturday, October 1, from 7 AM to 1 PM in the hall. Directly after, campers will perform in our recital.
  2. 2016-2017 registration is due Monday, October 3. This is required for all dancers continuing with us in this next year.
  3. We are taking orders for school dresses! An email in August went out regarding how to order and deposits required.
  4. All of this information is available via our email list on MailChimp.


Some photo ops from the weekend (not pictured: Isabella D):

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Hidden Valley Feis Recap – September 3-4, 2016

Shannon and Shannon B represented Scoil Rince Daryl Rose this past Labor Day weekend at the Hidden Valley Feis in San Diego, CA! The girls had a great day dancing in sunny San Diego, and moved up in some dances. Shannon ended the day strong with a 3rd place trophy in the reel special. It was a great day!

Well done, girls!
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