2018 News & Events
Grading Exams April 22nd 2018
Superb results as always with honours all around! Well done dancers. Many thanks to our judge Miah Walsh ADCRG who was very positive and friendly putting all dancers at ease.
Check out our Summer Camp & TV pages for fun things to do this summer!
Check out the link below for a new film featuring Irish Dance
Fire & Dance
Class Feis 2018
Venue: Tower Hall, Blarney Date: Sunday March 24th Judge: Clare O'Connor
A fabulous turnout from our child dancers and a superb day as always. All dancers did themselves proud winning many medals and trophies. A new 'Advanced' Championship was added this year. All winners can be seen in the pix on our gallery page. Well done all keep up the practice :)
Online video resource for dancers launched
Our site is now updated with pages which are accessed by invitation only to current BDA dancers. Lots of videos of steps/dances already up and running to assist with home practice and more on the way. Exciting times :)
Teacher training TMRF prep classes
Workshops February-April. Book your place now!
2017 News & Events
2015 News & Events
An Jig Gig
Our talented Kelly made the finals of An Jig Gig this year. It televised in November 2015. What a dancer :)
Check out TG4 - An Jig Gig.
Rose of Tralee - Cork Rose Selection
Our fabulous Hannah represented BDA in the Cork Rose selection in June 2015. Well done Hannah you did us proud :)
HANNAH DENNEHY SPONSORED BY BLARNEY DANCE ACADEMY. Hannah works as a music teacher at Midleton College. She also teaches SPHE and acts as YSI Guide for TYs. Education takes up a lot of this 27-year old’s time. She acts as co-ordinator for all school musical activities while also taking responsibility for student golf. In addition, she travelled to Kolkata in February as part of a Hope Foundation immersion project. The Ballyclough native is also about to enter her final year of an Education Masters in UCC. Her other interests include Irish dancing and sport. She is a keen supporter of Cork hurlers and footballers! #corkrose. See the Cork Rose Facebook page for more pix on the Cork Rose Selection.
Sinead got Wed :)
Our talented dancer of course was the most beautiful bride. Congrats to Sinéad and Jolyon on your special day. Wishing you many years of happy healthy times ahead.
Venue: Blarney Resort Date: May 24th 2015
Examiner: Anthony Costello SDCRG
18 dancers took 22 grades between them and all honours including A plus! Absolutely fabulous results. Well done Sinéad, Christina, Hannah, Denise, Emma, Kelly, Shannon, Ana, Heather, Taisce, Isibéal, Eimear, Steph, Aoife, Leah, Adele, Dayna & Abbie.
Paris - 'Greening' of the Basilica de Sacré-Coeur & CCI performance
Based in Disneyland Paris from March 13th to 18th 2015 we brought a little Paddy's day spirit to Paris for the week.
* Centre Culturel Irlandais, Rue des Irlandais, Paris
We performed at the Centre Culturel Irlandais with the Dusty Feet Céilí Band to a sell out crowd.
* Basilica de Sacré-Coeur, Paris
We supported the Irish Embassy, Tourism Ireland and Minister Richard Bruton TD as he turned the lights on the Basilica de Sacré-Coeur green for St. Patrick's celebrations. Performance including the Walls of Limerick with the Minister - fair play to him.
* Disney experiences
A private workshop with Disney Choreographer Kylie and a Celebration meal with the Disney Characters in Café Mickey, Downtown Disney Village, Disneyland Paris topped off the events as well as many more fun times and experiences.
Class Feis 2015
Venue: Ballyanly Hall, Inniscarra Date: Sunday January 25th, 2015 Judge: Emma Murphy
A fabulous turnout from our child dancers and a superb day. All dancers did themselves proud winning many medals and trophies. Championship perpetual winners of were Nell, Niamh, Caoimhe, Steph, Dayna, Taisce, Ana, Charlie & Cathal. Well done all :)
Venue: South Court Hotel, Limerick Date: January 11th 2015
Examiner: Miriam McCarthy ADCRG
Three dancers took four grades between them and all honours - great results. Well done Sinéad, Emma & Deirdre.
2014 News & Events
1st - 4 ball golf Blarney Golf Resort - Mags O'Donoghue, Clonakilty
2nd - Candle trio gift set from Blarney Woollen Mills - Paul O'Leary, Glanmire
3rd - Meal voucher for Mandalay - Kevin O'Brien, Donoughmore
4th - Meal voucher for Aunties - Mary O' Connor, Donoughmore
5th - Chuckies & treats for 3 from Travel fund - Tom O'Connor, Mallow
6th Yankee Candle set, Hallmark Winthrop St - Carol Murray, West Cork
7th Lunch for 2 in Tung Sing - Carol Ivers, Ballycotton
8th Aveena Gift Set, Pharmacy First Plus - Patsy Barrett, Churchfield
9th Brooke & Shoals Candle Blarney Woollen Mills -Michael Greene, Cork
10th - Bayliss & Harding gift set from Cloghroe Pharmacy - Ger Moloney
11th - Bottle of wine, F Café Wilton-Jessica Walsh, Dubai (& Kerry Pike)
12th - Gift set from O'Connell O'Keeffes - Maria Corcoran, Cloghroe
Dancers prize - Dayna. Congrats all and thank you for supporting our annual Travelfund raffle.
Off to college - good luck Ladies.
Good luck to Kelly & Elena. Kelly is studying the BA in Irish Traditional Music & Dance in UL & Elena is studying a BA Culinary Arts in Tralee IT. Well done ladies. Delighted for you both.
Lord Mayor Reception
Venue: Lord Mayor Chambers, City Hall, Cork Date: March 20th, 2014
Many thanks to the Lord Mayor of Cork Catherine Clancy and her staff who gave our dancers a wonderful evening which will be lasting memories for many years to come including receiving their certificates from their dance grade exams.
2013 News & Events
New Class Costume (Uniform)
As worn by Síofra in the Munster Championships in Killarney.
1st - 4 ball golf Blarney Golf Resort - Deirdre O'Keeffe, Tower
2nd - Meal for two including entry to Cork Greyhound Track - Anne Golka, Larchfield
3rd - Hamper of Goodies (from the dancers) - Paige Walton, Mallow
4th - 4 crystal white wine glasses (Blarney Woollen Mills) - Con Delaney, Ballincollig
5th - Lunch for two @ Tung Sing Blarney - John Hughes, Passage
6th - Box of Chocolates - Susan Mullins, Shanakiel
7th - Box of Chocolates - Shane O'Sullivan, Whitechurch
8th - Box of Chocolates - Sinead Huskisson, Tower
9th - Box of Chocolates - Ken Walsh , Carrignavar
10th - Box of Chocolates - Una White, Ballincollig
Congrats all and thank you for supporting our raffle.
Síofra the rising star
During the one weekend in November, Síofra not only took part in her first Munster Championships for Irish dancing in Killarney (CLRG) but also in the National Karate Championships in Dublin. Well done Síofra - she is now the reigning Black Belt Girls 13-14 yrs Kata National Champion. A title to add to her other achievements of 5th seed in the Europe [European Karate Championships in Sheffield in October 2013 (came 4th after a joint 3rd) and] 8th seed in the World [WUKF World Karate Championships]. She also finds time to play piano and hockey as well as school of course - she's a first year student in Mount Mercy College, Cork.
Footstorm by Prodijig
Venue: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
New show by Prodijig - winners of the TV Show 'Got to Dance'. Lead dancer/Choreographer - Alan Kennefick from Cork.
2012 Our first Munster Champion gets Wed:)
Ken was our first dancer to win the Munsters held in Neptune Stadium in Cork, 1998. He also went on to defend his title, winning again in Waterford in 1999. A fabulous day in Adare where he topped all other events in his life up to then by marrying the stunning Siobhan. Wishing you many years of health and happiness together and thank you so much for including us on sharing your wonderful day :)