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Schedule changes and important information for Drumcliffe Dancers will be shared through this website.  The first notice of a change will be shared here on the Urgent Update page.






 Reminder: Drumcliffe Kick Off Picnic is tonight at Buckland Lodge on Westfall.  5:30-8:30pm. DPO will be providing pizza and drinks. A-L Bring a side dish.  M-Z bring a dessert.  Hope to see everyone there!
 8/26/15 Both Fall Registration Begins!  We are currently having technical problems on this site and are unable to link the registration form. Registration forms can be found on the under the Dancer Resources tab.  Please send ALL registrations to  We are transitioning to the website, which includes a passworded section.  You will be emailed the password for this section to the email provided on your registration form.
 Fall Schedules posted on Rochester and Syracuse pages.  This information is also on the new website under ABOUT -> CLASS TIMES.
 As you know, we will be moving in the next few weeks.  I am looking for volunteers to help with the move.  I need people to help with the following things:

1. Costume Shop: sorting and packing inventory and discarding inventory no longer usable.
2. Removing the floor, moving it, and installing it in the new space.
3. Moving the mirrors and all other things that need to be moved.

I am hoping to begin the process around September 15th-30th. -Mr. Murphy
 Katie is starting privates again on Fridays beginning 8/28.  This is open to kids in both locations. $25/hr.

Contact Katie to set up times:

 Congrats to our 2015 North American Champions!
Britany Krause - 35th
Sarah Lynch - 37th
Nick Lynch - 12th
 **REMINDER**  Summer Lessons Begin Tuesday!

Summer Lessons and Summer Workshop:

Summer Lessons will be Tuesdays and Thursdays in July.
5:15-6:00 New Dancers and Spring 2015 Dancers
6:00-7:00 Beg-Adv dancers

The summer workshop will be the first full week in August, beginning Aug 3rd.  Schedule coming soon.
 Interesting in competing?  Dancers new to competitions can click HERE for more information. 
 1hr private lessons on Fridays with Katie J!  First time slot is at 5pm.  Lessons are $25.  Please inquire via email:
Can begin this Friday if there is interest! Thanks!
 For anyone interested in an Irish music camp, CLICK HERE for information.
 Monday night schedule updated on Rochester page.

Monday night reminders:

-Water bottles should be brought into the dance room at the beginning of dance class.

-Shoe bags can stay in the hallway.

-Bathroom breaks only between classes/shoe changes-please.

-Please have all kiddos hair tied back before class starts.

-& remember no touching during class

 Note from bride from the danceout on Saturday - well done everyone!


  I am the bride you performed for on Saturday night!  I didn’t get a chance that evening to personally thank each of you in the dance troup, or send you home with cake,  so I thought I would email and tell you how FANTASTIC your performance was!   I didn’t cry at my vows, I didn’t cry when we cut the cake or even at our first dance..but you guys made me cry!  I love Irish dancing and Im so glad my family surprised me with this! I know it must have been a long day for you , after competing in Syracuse and it means SOOO much to me that you fit little old me into your schedule!  The smiles on your faces were awesome –you had the entire place captivated, including my  100 year old grandmother who was right in front..I think she was more excited by your dancing than my wedding!

Well, I just wanted to know, you guys brought down the house and every one there truly enjoyed your performance…especially me-it was already a night I would never forget, now its one of the BEST nights I will never forget! 


Thanks again!!!!!!



 11/3/14Rochester  Costuming for school uniforms continues this week. Costumes will not be able to leave without payment.  

Rental amounts:
Dress: $100
Jumper: $50
Boys: $50
Dress Deposit: $100 ($50 if transitioning from jumper to dress)
Jumper Deposit: $50
Boys Deposit: $50
 Regional Fees:
Solo Dancing - $55
Traditional Set - $25
Teams - paid by DPO
Family Fee - $50 per family in addition to your Entry total
Family Maximum - $200 (not including the $50 Family fee)

Checks should be made payable to the DPO.  Rochester checks should be given to Colleen Robinson or Catherine Lloyd. Syracuse checks should be given to Cynthia Hill.
Payments due by 9/30.
 2014-2015Registration forms and tuition information posted on Registration page.  Please send all forms to  Classes begin Monday!
 Rochester fall calendars posted on Rochester page.  Fall time schedule updated.  Registration forms coming soon.  Rochester classes begin September 8th.
 Dancers available for dance out September 14 at St. Johns of Rochester in Fairport (Arrival time ~4:45) please email Rochester@drumcliffe.orgASAP.
 Summer classes
Letter from Mr. Murphy
Summer Time Schedule
Summer Registration Form

Please submit registration form to
 2/22/14 Rochester Costuming for school uniforms will continue this week.  Costumes will not be able to leave without payment. 

Beginners and FYF - if anyone has not been costumed please email Amanda to set up a time.
FYHS will be costumed this Tuesday and next Tuesday immediately following class.  If you attend Thursday drill or SPD practice, please wait until Thursday.
Nov/PW will be costumed this Thursday and next Thursday.
will be costumed this Wed (tentative) and next Wednesday. If you attend Thursday drill or SPD, please wait until Thursday.
Advanced will be costumed this Thursday and next Thursday.

Rental amounts:
Dress: $100
Jumper: $50
Boys: $50
Dress Deposit: $100 ($50 if transitioning from jumper to dress)
Jumper Deposit: $50
Boys Deposit: $50
 Registration and tuition information is posted on the Registration page.  Forms for dancers in both cities should be sent to
 3/18/13  IMPORTANT REMINDER: There should not be videos of Drumcliffe dancing posted on the web, including facebook! Pictures are fine.
 6/10/12BOTH Text Messaging 
Sign up for Text Message Alerts by texting the word "drumcliffe" to 41411.  Text messaging applies to both schools (Rochester/Syracuse), particularly when we are close to major competitions and shows. 

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