The Ceilidh Dance Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study of dance, with a focus on the traditional Celtic arts of Highland and Irish dancing.
About the Ceilidh Dance Society
Our young dancers train, compete and perform around the world and throughout the community at nursing homes, sporting events, multicultural festivals and charity events, such as the Ronald McDonald Kids Carnival, MS Walk-a-thon, Robbie Burns Celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day events, Heritage Days, Canada Day celebrations, and much more.
The Ceilidh Dance Society is an important part in making this possible as all of the funds we raise help to subsidize the many costs of training, performing and competing, and provide our dancers with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as traveling to Scotland, Ireland, Disneyland, and Disney World.
As a parent of a dancer at Celtic Ceilidh, you are a member of the Ceilidh Dance Society! In order for our events to be successful for your dancers, we need your help. If you have time to donate, please contact us at (780) 490-4544.
There will be many fundraisers during the 2016-17 season, with the focus on supporting our dancers who will be travelling to Disneyland in May 2017. Fundraising information can be found in Celtic Ceilidh’s monthly newsletters, or check back here for more information.
Upcoming & Current Fundraising Events
Welcome Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 9:30 to 11:30AM
All Ceilidh dancers and families are invited to our welcome pancake breakfast to enjoy some delicious pancakes and meet the other dance families! The breakfast is free, but donations to the Ceilidh Dance Society in support of your dancers will be accepted.
Christmas Wreath Fundraiser
Orders Due: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Enjoy a Balsam Fir Wreath as part of your Christmas festivities or as a gift – you can even have wreaths shipped anywhere in Canada or the USA! 20″ Wreath, 30″ Wreath, or Centrepieces available. Click [here] to print off an order form with more information. Forms are also available in the studio. Payment can be made by cash or cheque payable to the Ceilidh Dance Society, and can be dropped off with the order form at the office. If the office is closed, please slide it in the mail slot in the door.
Purdy’s Christmas Chocolate Fundraiser
Orders Due: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Order your Christmas chocolates from Purdy’s through Celtic Ceilidh for Christmas parties, gifts, or for your own family to enjoy! A brochure of what’s available can be found [here], and orders can be made by filling out [this form] or ordering online. If you choose to fill out a form please drop it off at the office with your payment by cash or cheque payable to the Ceilidh Dance Society. If you order online, please ensure you use customer number 22960 to place your order. All orders are due no later than Saturday, November 21st.
Annual Robbie Burns Celebration – Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
*NEW* Reserve your tickets online this year by completing the order form [here] starting December 1st. Come enjoy a traditional Scottish dinner, performance by the Celtic Ceilidh dancers, and a dance and silent auction to follow! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we could use your help to make it a success by doing the following…
- Invite friends and family by sharing [this poster] or join our event on Facebook to let them know.
- We are now accepting donations for the silent auction from families and businesses. If you/your business is interested in donating, read more [here].
- Volunteer with us the evening of Robbie Burns – this event would not be a success without the help of volunteers! Talk to the office or one of the Ceilidh Dance Society board members.
Tickets have sold out the past few years, so be sure to get yours before they’re gone!
Purdy’s Easter Chocolate Fundraiser
Monday, March 20, 2017
Order your Easter treats from Purdy’s through Celtic Ceilidh! A brochure of what’s available can be found [here], and orders can be made by filling out [this form] or ordering online. If you choose to fill out a form please drop it off at the office with your payment by cash or cheque payable to the Ceilidh Dance Society. If you order online, please ensure you use customer number 22960 to place your order.
Ceilidh’s Got Talent! St. Paddy’s Family Fun Event
Sunday, March 19, 2017 – 1 to 4PM
All Ceilidh dancers and families are invited to our first ever ‘Ceilidh’s Got Talent – St. Paddy’s Family Fun Event’! Come enjoy a traditional Irish lunch, games and contests (with prizes!), and a talent show by our very own Celtic Ceilidh families. Ticket information will be released in February 2017, and if you have a talent you’d like to perform at the talent show you can sign up when you order tickets. Singing, magic, instruments, and more – all are welcome!
All parents of the Celtic Ceilidh dancers are invited and encouraged to attend the Ceilidh Dance Society’s meetings to stay up-to-date on current and upcoming events, fundraisers and more.
Annual General Meeting: Friday, October 21 at 5:30PM