June 16, 2013
A HUGE congratulations to Caleigh M, who won her final 1st place at the Prizewinner level at the Old Dominion Feis. She is our newest Preliminary Championship dancer! Way to go!
May 28, 2013
Saturday June 1 Level 6 & 7 changes
Please take note that the level 6 class will be held from 9:30am-11am on Saturday June 1 and the level 7 class will be held from 11am-12:30pm on Saturday, June 1. Both classes will be in the basement. Level 6 & 7 dancer should sign up for the shows on June 1 & June 2. See emails and signupgenius for all details.
May 14, 2013
Saturday, May 18, NO HUGHES
Please note that Saturday, May 18 HUGHES (only) classes have been moved to Sunday, May 19. 9:30-11:30 class: RESCHEDULED 1-2:30pm, May 19 FIGURES class: RESCHEDULED 2:30-3:30pm, May 19 Level 6 & 7 classes: RESCHEDULED 3:30-5:30pm, May 19
May 06, 2013
Congratulations to Sophia R
A HUGE congratulations to Sophia R for winning her final prizewinner 1st place at the Lynn Academy Spring Feis yesterday! She is our newest Preliminary Championship dancer! Way to go!!
April 28, 2013
Congratulations to Molly & Delaney!
Today we had two dancers win their final 1st places at the prizewinner level and bump into Preliminary Championships! Molly O won her reel and Delaney C won her slip jig! What a day! Way to go girls!
April 21, 2013
A HUGE congratulations to Katie K for winning her final Prizewinner 1st place yesterday at the Feis on the Beach. She is our newest Preliminary Championship dancer! Way to go, Katie!
March 20, 2013
Thursday, March 21 Hughes classes at Glen Echo
Please take note that all Hughes Silver Spring classes tomorrow, March 21 are being held at Glen Echo. An email has been sent to all Thursday students with full details of the class change. Please check the email. Kensington St Paul's classes are at the normal time & place tomorrow.
March 16, 2013
March 16 Hughes classes are on
Today, March 16 Hughes Silver Spring classes will be held. Regular schedule. Please make sure to come your classes today.
March 06, 2013
CLASSES CANCELLED for March 6
All Irish dancing classes are cancelled for today, Wed, March 6. We follow Montgomery County School's inclement weather policy and all Montgomery County Schools and County activities have been cancelled today. Have a fun snow day!
March 04, 2013
A HUGE congratulations to Camryn D, who won her final 1st place of 8 in Prizewinner yesterday at the Garden State Feis. She is our newest Preliminary Championship dancer! Way to go!
February 11, 2013
Saw Doctors at the Fillmore March 10!
The Saw Doctors are coming on Sunday, March 10 at 8pm to the Fillmore in Silver Spring! The Culkin School is hosting an event at the concert, don't miss it! Purchase your concert tickets through The Culkin School; all proceeds go to our World Championship dancers. We are selling tickets for $20 (regularly priced at $28.50). Reserve tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org OR purchase tickets at class. We have the entire balcony section reserved for Culkin School family & friends! It will be a fun-filled evening! Hope to see you there!
January 24, 2013
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY REMINDER
Culkin School dancers and their families are reminded that we follow Montgomery County Public Schools for all weather and emergency closings. Please pay attention to the reports regarding "after school and weekend activities" to determine if evening or Saturday classes will be held. Once MCPS makes a closing decision, the Culkin School will post that on the Yahoo Group, the school Facebook & Twitter feed, the website blog and onto our school phone line. As always, if the weather where you are is bad but MCPS has not closed, use your best judgement about driving. Thank you!
October 28, 2012
Monday and Tuesday Classes Cancelled - October 29 & 30
Montgomery County Schools have announced that they will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to the severe weather conditions expected.
ALL Culkin School classes in ALL locations (College Park, Silver Spring, Bethesda and Glen Echo) will be cancelled.
Please continue to monitor the Montgomery County Schools status for updates later in the week.
October 27, 2012
Culkin School Emergency Closure Policy
With the possibility of severe weather at the beginning of next week, here's a reminder on the Culkin School's Emergency Closure Policy:
We follow the Montgomery County school systems. If school or after-school activities are cancelled due to weather or other emergencies, no classes will be held. If schools open 1-2 hours late, regular dance classes will be held. If schools dismiss early, the Culkin School News Blog or the Culkin Yahoo! Group for the latest word.
October 17, 2012
Friday's Ceili-bration to be be rescheduled
Sorry everyone! In order to cover our costs (musicians, hall rental, food...) for the Ceili we needed at least 45 families to be able to attend... but with all the events going on this weekend only about 20 families RSVP'd! So we are CANCELLING the Ceili on Friday, October 19. We will look at our calendar and try to find an alternative date.
We will still pull the Wine Raffle tickets! Please turn in any tickets you have sold (and donate any bottles you'd planned on donating!) at classes this week and next, and we will pull the winning ticket on Saturday, October 27. We'll pull as many tickets as we need to for each winner to receive 15 bottles of wine!
Any raffle basket items will be passed along to the Feis Committee for that basket raffle.
Thanks in advance for all who were planning to help out! Culkin Ceilis ARE a ton of fun - let's hope we get a better date next time!
Hughes RUMMAGE SALE THIS WEEK
Just a reminder: The Culkin School does not have use of Hughes Hall from October 17-20, 2012. This is due to the Fall Rummage Sale. Everyone has received emails in regards to the scheduling changes, so please check your personal emails. There will be NO Wednesday evening classes-please check your "Important Dates Calendar" as this was pre-announced. Thursday & Saturday HUGHES only classes will be at Glen Echo. Schedules were sent via email. Thank you for your cooperation! Good luck to everyone dancing at ROI this weekend!
October 03, 2012
Sat, Oct 6 DRESS EXCHANGE
This Saturday, Oct 6 from 10am-2pm is the Culkin School Dress Exchange at Hughes Methodist Church in Silver Spring. This is a Culkin School only event. Please check the Yahoo! Group for more information and also make sure to pick up the Newsletter in classes this week that also has information needed. HIGHLIGHTS: • Dress fittings & measurements • Purchase Culkin Gear (t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc…) • Sell gently worn shoes, dresses, and Culkin gear • Purchase the new “SPIRIT WEAR” that is newly available • Purchase gently used Irish dance shoes • Meet other Culkin parents and dancers Time to clean out those closets and bags dancers!
September 22, 2012
Sat Sept 22 Hughes classes moved to Glen Echo
Saturday, Sept 22, all HUGHES only classes will be moved to Glen Echo in the Annex. NOTE that the 9:30am class will start at 10am. ALL other classes will keep their same start & end times. Emails were sent out to the Saturday Hughes groups.
September 07, 2012
Welcome Back Emails Sent This Week
These emails were generated through the new online system so if you did not get an email:
If you still haven't gotten the email, please email email@example.com
August 27, 2012
Classes begin September 17, 2012
A quick reminder that the Culkin School classes will start up again on Monday, September 17 for this year. "Welcome back" emails with class specifics and other details will be sent later this week, but enjoy getting into a good routine during these first few weeks of school, and we will see you soon!
August 10, 2012
New location for Bethesda Classes
We have some exciting news to share about our classes in Bethesda. The Culkin School has rented space at the beautiful Imagination Stage for our Bethesda based classes starting this September! The Imagination Stage is well-respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization located in downtown Bethesda. We sent an email to all our Bethesda-registered dancers yesterday, but wanted to let the rest of our community in on the good news!
The primary reason for our choosing this new location is the wood floor. While we enjoyed a wonderful and long relationship with the folks at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Wilson Lane, we were always on the lookout for a location that would allow our dancers (and instructors!) the opportunity to dance on a healthier surface than a concrete/tile floor. We are happy to say that this new location will provide just that.
While change rarely comes easily, we sincerely believe the benefits of being in a professional dance space, affiliated with such a renowned and respected organization as Imagination Stage, will be worth the growing pains! While the address of the Imagination Stage is 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, we will be using the Del Ray Studio. The entrance to this studio is on Del Ray Avenue (NOT through the main entrance on Auburn). A good address to use for a GPS would be 4915 Del Ray Avenue. There is a public parking garage with access on Del Ray Avenue. The parking meters on the upper levels are cheaper than on the lower levels. There are a few meters, but parents should be prepared to park and walk the dancers to class.
Here is the link to the Imagination Stage main website: http://www.imaginationstage.org/ Please wish us luck in this new venue!
August 06, 2012
Registration for Culkin Adults classes at Glen Echo OPEN NOW!
Registration for fall Irish dance classes with the Culkin School's adult program at Glen Echo is now OPEN!
Click the link below to read more....
August 05, 2012
A HUGE congratulations goes out to Sophia P for winning her 2nd first place in Preliminary Championships at the Catskill Feis yesterday. She is our newest Open Championship dancer, the highest level a dancer can achieve! Way to go Sophia!
July 22, 2012
Nations Cap Congratulations!
Thank you to ALL of the Culkin dancers who represented the school so well today at Nations Cap Feis! A HUGE shout out goes to Isabel W & Denise O (our Dance Captain), who both won their second and final 1st place in Preliminary Championships and moved up to Open Championships, the highest level one can achieve in Irish dancing! Way to go!
June 25, 2012
A HUGE congratulations to Luke R who won is final 1st place in his prizewinner Hornpipe yesterday at the Peter Smith Feis. He is our newest Championship dancer! Way to go Luke! Thank you to all of the families who traveled to both the Celtic Fling Feis & Peter Smith Feis over the weekend!
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