We hope everyone had a wonderful summer . Irish Dance classes will resume in all locations the week of September 11.
Visit the SRO 2017 page for the latest information on the Oireachtas hotel and schedule.
Even though classes are cancelled in Fairfax County on Wednesday, Jan 27th, the Knights have opened the building and there will be regularly scheduled class.
In cases of snow and ice, the Knights ask dancers to use the downstairs steps to enter the building. At all other times, please continue to use the steps upstairs to the front door.
Dance classes follow the public school system. Both Fairfax and Montgomery Counties have cancelled all classes and school events on Monday, Jan 25th and Tuesday, Jan 26th. There will not be dance class in Vienna on Monday, nor in Bethesda on Tuesday. Practice hard at home!
Maple Academy was proud to represent the Irish Embassy at this year's EUROFEST celebration. The dancers opened the week with a performance in NW DC. The festival goes from Oct 24- Nov 8th. Click here for more INFO.
Maple Academy was well represented at a small performance over the weekend in Purceville, Va. Keelin and Ciaran rocked it!
Maple Academy dancers performed to an enthusiastic crowd at the Annapolis Irish Festival this weekend. Thanks to everyone who "beat the heat" to dance or watch!
Saturday, June 20th
(Yard Sale 1-2pm, Picnic 2-4pm)
St Leo's Church
3700 Old Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22030
(Please RSVP to the SIGN UP GENIUS email so we know how many will be coming.)
(The picnic and yard sale will be in the Knights of Columbus hall behind the church)
Maple Yard Sale Details (1-2 pm)
Bring all items for sale by 12:45 so they can be displayed. Items should be clean and clearly marked with the seller's name, price, and phone number. Cover dresses in a dry cleaner bag. Shoes should be in a bag with a self addressed stamped envelope and be clean of tape and in good condition. Anne Marie will take any shoes that are left to add to the MBC shoe inventory. We are no longer accepting shoes with beginner heels. Any items left behind will be considered donations to the MBC.
NEW for Summer 2015!!!
Maple Academy is offering two summer camps.
- July 27-31 (Maryland Hall Creative Arts Center) in Annapolis, Maryland. This camp is for NEW BEGINNERS and current Maple Academy students.
- August 10-14 in Vienna, Virginia for current Maple Academy students.
- Please email Marnie O'Callaghan Maple for information on either camp for both new beginners and current students.
Stay up to date with everything that is going on for NATIONALS 2015 by checking out their webpage. You can find the complete syllabus, daily schedule, and hotel booking information. Before you make any lodging reservations, be sure to read everything about the FACILITY FEE policy.
Visit the website: www.naidc.org
The SRO website has been updated with lots of new information, including the preliminary schedule (which has a few changes from previous schedules_ Be sure to check before you make reservations!)
Hotel Bookings open on May 1st, 2015.
You can get all of the updates here.
There are no classes in any locations next week, Mar 31-Apr 5 due to the World Championships and Spring Break. Keep working on those steps!!
The Maple Academy had a beautiful day to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Annapolis on March 8th.
There is no class in Bethesda on March 17th. Happy St Patrick's Day!!
There is no class on Monday, March 2nd or Tuesday, March 3rd.
Fairfax County schools are closed, and as such, dance class is cancelled again tonight, Wednesday, Jan 18th.
The snow is falling and Montgomery County has already cancelled all school events for tomorrow, Feb 17th. There will not be class in Bethesda. It's a great day to work on your core! Practice, Practice!!!
There is no class tonight, Feb 16th, as the snowy weather is quickly moving in. Stay inside and practice hard!
There is a change to the Monday night class schedule. There will be regular class on Monday, Feb 16th (President's Day). There will NOT be class on Monday, March 2nd.
The Maple Academy dancers performed for an enthusiastic audience at the Our Lady of Angels St. Brigid's Day Gala on January 31st.