Kelly School of Traditional Irish Dance

Kelly School of Traditional Irish Dance The Kelly School of Traditional Irish dance has been bringing Irish Dance and culture to hundreds of South Bay children for over 35 years. The school was originally started by Joan Kelly, who has handed down the celtic traditions and teachings to her twin daughters Claire and Carol.
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Together, the Kelly family continues to bring irish culture and tradition to children of the south bay in a warm family atmosphere. The school is under the direction of Claire Kelly Maxwell, TCRG, Joan Kelly, TCRG, and Carol Kelly Pirsztuk, TCRG. The Kelly School performs at events throughout the South Bay and Los Angeles. Our students have been successful at the local, national and world level competitions. We have had ceili teams represented at the North American Championships and the World Championships and each year we have soloists qualify for the World Championships.

Operating as usual

Irish Dance Dress to Impress
03/01/2021

Irish Dance Dress to Impress

PLEASE SHARE.....Some very sad news breaking Its Official the CLRG worlds 2021 have been CANCELLED the next World championships will be Belfast in 2022. This is so disappointing for so so many dancers teachers and there parents.

Feis Tweets
02/02/2021

Feis Tweets

It is with great pleasure that the Western US Region (WUSR) organizing committee for the @naidc2021 will be hosting the North American Irish Dance Championships in Phoenix, Arizona this coming July.
☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️
Attached is the #NAIDC2021 Syllabus
. . .
#IrishDance #FeisTweets

Western U.S. Region Irish Dance
01/26/2021

Western U.S. Region Irish Dance

🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀Register Today 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

Western U.S. Region Irish Dance
01/23/2021

Western U.S. Region Irish Dance

The Western Regions Executive board is delighted to bring you exciting news of our upcoming online Feis.

Registration opens Monday January 25th, 2021 through quickfeis.com.

Further information will be announced in the coming days here and on our website: www.westernusregion.com .
Stay tuned and get practicing!
#clrg #irishdancetogether #westernusirishdance #irishdance #quickfeis

01/11/2021
Jeff Mauro

So Proud! Go Lily

So many of us have missed out on great family vacations this year. From last Spring Break to holiday travel, I know the Mauro family longs to jump on a plane and land somewhere warm, breezy & beachy. Unfortunately, not this year. Therefore, I wanted to do something special for one deserving family. I was able to team up with @walmart to bring an amazing Worlds experience to one family’s backyard. Walmart+ made is SO easy with free shipping from Walmart.com, no order minimum required. You can get all your decor, cookware, and fresh groceries delivered as often as you need—for free! The options for making a super special staycation are as endless as your imagination. *Restrictions apply.

Thank you Claddagh for running a fantastic and safe feis.   Your volunteers were gracious and kind.   Congratulations to...
12/07/2020

Thank you Claddagh for running a fantastic and safe feis. Your volunteers were gracious and kind. Congratulations to all my dancers. I love seeing your smiling faces.

11/26/2020
Western U.S. Region Irish Dance

Western U.S. Region Irish Dance

Western United States Regional Council, Inc.
November 25, 2020

Dear Western Region Dancers,
The Executive Board of the Western US Region recently met to discuss the feasibility of hosting a qualifying Oireachtas in January 2021.
After thoroughly discussing current and pending COVID-19 restrictions within our region, the board voted unanimously to cancel the Oireachtas for this year.
Several factors were taken into consideration when making this decision, including:
• Facilitating fair and equal competition for all dancers in our region; including those residing in areas where the closure of non-essential businesses has forced dance studios to stay shuttered and travel restrictions are in place.
• The health and safety of our dancers, families, and teachers, as infection rates continue to rise; and health and governmental authorities warn of worsening conditions in the next few months.
• General Rule 8(b) in the World syllabus, which states, “Recognition as a Qualifying event for Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne 2021 may not be given to a Regional Oireachtas (at) which: Attendance at the Oireachtas is restricted, resulting in all dancers in a Region being unable to attend due to COVID-19 travel restrictions imposed by the local or national Health Authority of the area,”

This was not a decision that we came to lightly. We are aware and share the pain you are all suffering under this pandemic.
While it is understood that some areas of the region are doing better than others in regards to restrictions, infection rates and hospital capacities, we have an obligation to consider the circumstances of every dancer and teacher in the Western U.S. Region.
Please note that all dancers who qualified in 2019 will retain their qualification for the 2021 World Championships; and we are exploring the possibility of an online Regional Championships (non-qualifying) via the Video Feis platform, recently approved by CLRG for beta-testing by regional councils.
If you have made a hotel reservation, that one-night deposit is fully refundable.
We hope to be able to see everyone in the near future, when we get to the other side of this pandemic.
In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy and have a Happy Thanksgiving weekend.
- The Western US Region Executive Board

Unfortunately the Oireachtas has been canceled this year.   Let’s look to the future and have hope for next year!!
11/25/2020

Unfortunately the Oireachtas has been canceled this year. Let’s look to the future and have hope for next year!!

Las Vegas Championships
11/14/2020

Las Vegas Championships

♠️ Today is the late registration deadline ♠️
Join us in Las Vegas, November 21st and 22nd for the Las Vegas championships!
Register at www.feisworx.com
We can’t wait to see you all!

Rose Academy of Irish Dance
11/07/2020

Rose Academy of Irish Dance

😂

#roseacademyofirishdance
#sandiegoirishdance
#2020election

CLRG Irish Dancing Commission
11/03/2020

CLRG Irish Dancing Commission

Please see the attached for important announcement regarding our two 2021 CLRG flagship events.

We recognize and celebrate your commitment to Irish Dancing and your love of the art form.

We are doing all we can to provide you with alternative ways to enjoy Irish Dancing and to #IrishDanceTogether - please watch for more news in the upcoming weeks.

We are ALL looking forward to the day we can all rejoin in person to dance together.

#irishdancetogether #clrg #oireachtasnews

Great day at the CIDA feis.  Congratulations Delany, Ella and Myka and Lily.   Thank you for a fantastic feis CIDA!
11/01/2020

Great day at the CIDA feis. Congratulations Delany, Ella and Myka and Lily. Thank you for a fantastic feis CIDA!

Love seeing them smile.  Halloween fun!
10/29/2020

Love seeing them smile. Halloween fun!

10/27/2020

Monday’s class brought us the dancing T-Rex Love you Abby!!!

Happy Fall!   Make sure you wear your costumes to class on Wednesday and Thursday. Special treats will be waiting!
10/26/2020

Happy Fall! Make sure you wear your costumes to class on Wednesday and Thursday. Special treats will be waiting!

10/21/2020
Western U.S. Region Irish Dance

Western U.S. Region Irish Dance

💥💥2020 OIREACHTAS DAY SCHEDULE💥💥

Being held on January 16th,17th & 18th, 2021.

Dancers age will be taken as of January 1st, 2020.

SATURDAY
U8
U9
U10
U11
U12

SUNDAY
U13
U14
U15
U16

MONDAY
U17
U18
U19
U20
U22
22& O
ADULT

Questions and comments should be directed to your T.C.R.G.

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia
10/17/2020

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia

Oíche Shamhna buíochas la @saotharlann 🍂

CIDA Championships
10/17/2020

CIDA Championships

Don’t forget to make your payment on feisworx Today to avoid late fees ☘️

CIDA Championships
10/15/2020

CIDA Championships

Pre order your T-shirt today on feisworx.
Entires now open #unitedthroughdance #InThisTogether

CLRG Irish Dancing Commission
10/09/2020

CLRG Irish Dancing Commission

Letter from CLRG chairperson Francis Curley, October 9th 2020

10/07/2020
Maguire Academy of Arizona Feiseanna Page

Maguire Academy of Arizona Feiseanna Page

Dancers will be required to print out their own number cards from FeisWorx (will not be available until next week).

10/06/2020
Maguire Academy of Arizona Feiseanna Page

Maguire Academy of Arizona Feiseanna Page

Schedules will be posted soon - just a few pointers on how things will run. More details will follow in the future.
FOR GRADES - Small groups of 20 or less will be brought into the ballroom. People will be cleared from the ballroom often to keep groups small. IF you are in the next group of competitions you will be able to stay in ballroom, otherwise you will need to leave and come back with your next group. For dances grouped together, if you are only in the first dance, you may leave when you are done dancing..
FOR CHAMPS - To keep things moving the soft and hard shoe will be run like a 32 bar special. Dancers are one at a time, there will not be any pauses in the music; after you have completed, you will bow and leave the stage. Sets will be similar, music will start as the dancer is walking on stage.

10/02/2020
CIDA Championships

Great Feis!

SAVE THE DATE
CIDA CHAMPIONSHIPS
OCT 31ST / NOV 1ST 2020

Great Feis!!!  Get your rooms early!
10/02/2020

Great Feis!!! Get your rooms early!

🎄It’s the Most Wonderful Feis of the Year! 🌵

We are THRILLED to announce that we will be able to host our annual double Christmas feis!

One last chance to compete before the Oireachtas in the beautiful California desert.

We are working with the Renaissance to keep up-to-date on COVID-19 regulations and ensure a safe event for all. We will communicate information as available.

Registration open at feisworx.com with payment at a later date.

09/30/2020
CIDA Championships

Upcoming feis!

Please note when you register you will not be charged till a later date.
Thank you

09/28/2020

Stories like this reaffirm why the arts especially dance is needed in our society. Joy, happiness, pride, acceptance, love, accomplishment = Dance! Everyone is welcome in the Kelly School!

Great advice how to straighten your leges.
09/24/2020

Great advice how to straighten your leges.

Are your hips sinking? Is your back rounding? Is your back leg bent? Are your heels dropping?

Here's what you need to know!

Dancers, front clicks are a huge part of our performance but the focus needs to be on improving BOTH legs and just not how high you can get the front one.

The leg at the bottom is the grounded leg, this is your tree roots into the ground. It must be extremely strong in order for you to keep completely straight AND to keep your hips and heels off the ground.

The reason why the back leg bends is a subconscious trick that allows your front leg to go higher. This creates a false impression that you have more flexibility than what you really do. You must not aim to get the front leg high at all costs, but instead, it only goes as high as it can whilst the back leg is straight.

The second reason is that dancers will always favour flexibility training over strength, and therefore many will spend time on exercises such as the splits to improve flexibility on the front leg but spend little time on the strength of the hips to support your body weight and hold perfect posture on the back leg.

We get marked on BOTH of these things, which is why one of our biggest rules at RNH is that if you want to stretch you must ALSO strengthen.

In this example photo, a dancer looking like image A must stretch their hip flexors, but equally must strengthen their glutes, upper back, and lower back (posterior chain) to add support when raising the front leg above the head.

This post aims to highlight the issue and provide you with a way to fix it. If you stretch your tight areas AND strengthen your weak ones, you can soon go from image 1 to image 2!

Think flexible hips, strong glutes, and great posture 💪🔥

www.rnhondemand.com

Happy International Irish Dance Day!
09/18/2020

Happy International Irish Dance Day!

Maguire Academy of Irish Dance, Tucson, Arizona
09/14/2020

Maguire Academy of Irish Dance, Tucson, Arizona

Full syllabus for the Maguire Halloween Feis and registration will open after the holiday weekend!

International Irish Dance Day
09/11/2020

International Irish Dance Day

As part of International Irish Dance Day 2020, you are invited to take part in the “Great Global Step About” scheduled for September 17 at 17:00 (5 pm) local time.

Wherever you are at 5:00 pm - at home, in the studio, or on the go - post a video, share a picture or go live with Irish dance pride!

Get creative, wear your country / city / dance school colours, dance anything Irish and celebrate!

Be sure to tag IIDD on Instagram and Facebook and let's flood the internet with Irish dance!
#internationalirishdanceday #irishdance #iidd2020

Exciting!
09/11/2020

Exciting!

A “Giganteus” cast is announced for Riverdance: The Animated Adventure.
Lilly Singh, Brendan Gleeson and Aisling Bea join Pierce Brosnan for the feature film which is inspired by the International Stage Show Riverdance and features Bill Whelan’s Grammy Award-winning score.
The film follows an Irish boy named Keegan and a Spanish girl named Moya as they journey into the mythical world of the Megaloceros Giganteus who teach them to appreciate Riverdance as a celebration of life. This is an animated adventure of sight, sound and dance as you’ve never before experienced!
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure is is in post-production and will be delivered later this year. Don't miss a beat - follow Riverdance Movie

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Found this jem of Carol Pirsztuk and Claire Kelly doing a two hand.