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the Cumbrae School of Dancing


Happy New Year!


December Feis 2012

Congratulations to the following Irish dancers for their successes at the recent Feis this past December.: Catherine Errington, Clara DeGrandpre, Sophie McIntosh, Finley Miller, Emma McGinnis, Megan Facette, Sarah Kelly, Valerie Fortin, Clara Gates-Flaherty, Sarah Pedlar, Sarah Adair, Molly Kennedy, Anthony Barnshaw, Erin Leddy, Emma Campbell, Megan Babcock, Eva Clancy, Calixa Fox, & Tiaran Sinkus. Way to go, dancers!

Cumbrae had 27 dancers at this years Pulse & Camp Pulse events in Toronto. The weekend was a great success! Students learned from a variety of professional dancers and well-renowned choreographers including faculty from Glee and SYTYCD! The Cumbrae School of Dancing was awarded the Studio Spirit Award in recognition of our dancers, teachers, and parents (many of

whom took the parent dance class!), fantastic attitudes over the course of the weekend. Additionally, Sydney Maguire was recognized with a Pop Starz Rockstar award, and Katie Over received a Leadership Scholarship to be used at The Pulse next year. Many of our senior students also performed at The Pulse Showcase event with group tap & jazz pieces. Look for these in Showtime 2013! Congratulations to all dancers, you made us very proud!

Once again we will be offering week-long summer camps for children aged 5-13. These half day programs a great opportunity to try something new!

Summer Camp 2013

Classes include tap, theatre, ballet, jazz, contemporary, highland, irish, and hip hop, and a performance is put on for the parents at the end of the week! For further information, email


See website for details

R.A.D. Ballet Dress Rehearsal


R.A.D Ballet Exams

FEB 19-20

Cumbrae Gear
Congratulations to senior dancer Camille Leroux for being selected as our Cumbrae gear design winner!! Camille came up with a variety of yoga inspired clothing, one of which we are looking to introduce this spring! Our latest colourful hoodies and quoted tanks sold out quickly! What will we offer next? Post your favourite dance quote on our facebook page today!

FEB 16, 17, 23, & 24

BATD Rehearsals

FEB 27-MAR 3
B.A.T.D. Exams No Classes March Break

2012. Students are invited to scholarships based on their spring examination results.

MARCH 11-16

Irish Exams No Classes - Easter Ticket Sales Photograph Day


MAR 29-APR 1 MAY 11 MAY 26

MAY 28-JUN 1
Recital Week

On her recent acceptance to lcole Suprieure de Ballet de Qubecs summer professional program. Lcole Suprieure is associated with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Madi was also accepted at Quintes pre-professional summer program.


Both students placed among the judges top 6 in the Junior Jazz category of the B.A.T.D. Scholarships in October

She placed among the judges top 6 in the Junior Tap category of the 2012 B.AT.D. Scholarships in October 2012.


Many of the students that have passed through Cumbrae doors have gone on to do wonderful things in the dance/arts community. From dance companies to the Broadway stage, Cumbrae alumni are always making us proud! This edition, we introduce to you...

Cumbrae Alumni


Carly Sheridan has created for herself a wonderful career in the arts community as a circus and acrobatic performer. After high school, Carly received an Honors B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance at Concordia. From there, she went on to perform and work with a variety of prominent international circus companies, most notably in Cirque Du Soleils Varakei and at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In 2008, Carly was a cast member in the Broadway production of 'Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy'. She has performed across Europe in Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde (France), Cirkus Princessan (Sweden), and many other festivals and productions. Today, Carly choreographs for performers from around the world and has coached aerial arts at over half a dozen circus schools in North America including the National Circus School of Canada and Cirque School Los Angeles. Carly shares her time between Las Vegas and Montreal but otherwise travels wherever her work takes her.

Some of Cumbraes Irish dancers will be performing A number of our senior ballet for St. Patricks Day on students will be performing at March 16th at Resurrection this years annual Cheo of our Lord Church for the Fundraising event, Echoes of Winter Brilliant Stars Knights of Columbus. Shine on CHEO. The show will be held on There is to be an Irish feast and lots of Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at Carleton entertainment! Tickets are $30. Join us in University and tickets can be purchased at Kanata celebrating the luck of the Irish! Music Academy, or at Ottawa Music Academy.



Summer Dance Programs

Cumbrae highly recommends that our senior students pursue dance during the summer. There is a large variety of programs in ballet, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, etc. Visit our website or Facebook page often for audition notices, etc. Should you need assistance putting together an audition video, email

Congratulations to senior students Andra Brabant, Emilie Brunet and Katie Over on the achievement of R.A.D. Intermediate ballet in November 2012. With R.A.D. Graded exams, BATD exams, Irish exams, and further R.A.D. Vocational examinations coming up, we wish all of our students the best of luck! For information regarding the exam process, as well as for exam rehearsals and exam schedules, check out our website.

The Cumbrae School of Dancing 1803 St. Joseph Blvd Orleans, Ont K1C 6E7 & Millenium Plaza (Trim/Innes) Orleans, Ont (613)837-6786 Follow us on Facebook and Twitter today! Look for our next issue in May 2013